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#1 audioAl

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:45 AM

Morning guys: I installed the above in my latest Vista Ultimate rig. Got it up and going, 2nd call I made to good ol Mom, she lost my viop but I could still hear her? Any ideas or someone else have and fix this problem? Alan
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Posted 03 November 2009 - 08:51 AM

Do not have a clue what Rat Shack is.

I do run MagicJack though. The lose of one way communication could have been caused by any number of things including a hic-up with the ISP not MJ.

I have found MJ to be very proprietary and a bit of a resource hog. I run it on a dedicated tower that is used only for it and as a print server. Do not think I could tolerate it`s behavior on my main tower.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 04:48 PM

I'm going to make an assumption that 'Rat Shack' is a less than glowing reference to a company known as RadioShack, which is a seller of magicjack.

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Posted 03 November 2009 - 06:47 PM

@ Animal :blink:

Should`a realized. Been a long time since I have even walked into on of their stores.

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Posted 13 November 2009 - 07:30 AM

Thanks for the responses, I like Radio Shack for no.12 copper interconnects to speakers, and the Magicjack is much better now that I downloaded a Vista driver update for it. Alan
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 11:18 AM

:blink:

I really love MJ!

Ocassionally I have a problem with some clarity, but that is almost always because of the 'puter.

I just reboot & problems gone!

Magic Jack! :wacko:

And absolutely, you just can't beat the upfront cost of a $70.00 price tag for 5 full years of phone service!! :)

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Posted 31 January 2010 - 06:42 PM

I have been thinking about getting MJ for a 'home line'. We all use cell phones, but in this small town and in the bad weather, our service goes out. Yes! Our cell service goes out! Not very often, but in the 6 months we have lived here, it's went out for a whole day and night once, and a few hours the second time. :blink:

Anyway, you say $70 up front for 5 years... I'm not sure I would want to commit to 5 right off the bat. Isn't a full year included when you purchase it for $19.95 (or whatever) from the retailer?


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Posted 02 February 2010 - 06:37 AM

The device is $19.99 and 1 year service is $20.00 or about. I use Stelera wireless WiFi router and that may be the reason my MagicJack is unpredictable in reception,Alan


Edit: Edited to remove unnecessary quote. ~ tg
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Posted 26 March 2010 - 08:29 PM

Curious about MagicJack - are there any potential security issues with using it? I read somewhere a while back that said MJ tracked calls, etc. Jen




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