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cruzan
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Does anyone have any experience using Magic Jack on St. Croix? I'll be on the island this week and was thinking of purchasing Magic Jack back here on the mainland to use it to make and receive calls back to the New York area for business purposes. It's my understanding that Magic Jack will work all over the world and it can be used to receive and make calls without getting hit with major long distance charges. As long as you have a high speed internet access, it's supposed to work well. Can anyone out there share with me their experiences with Magic Jack and is it reliable. I'm finding cell phone use to be very costly and was thinking that Magic Jack is a great alternative.

Any feedback would be appreciated.

Thanks

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Topic starter Posted : January 29, 2011 8:33 pm
STXBob
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See this thread with subject "Magic Jack": https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/read.php?4,149946

See this search for "MagicJack" (no space) for additional postings: https://www.vimovingcenter.com/talk/search.php?4,search=MagicJack,author=,page=1,match_type=ALL,match_dates=365,match_forum=4,match_threads=0

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Posted : January 29, 2011 8:51 pm
DixieChick
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we have it and so far so good. just have to have good internet connection and computer stays on. we have an old laptop that we we have running with m.j hooked into it. we did also have to purchase another phone to get better connection. but now it seems to work great
and the people at the other end says it sounds loud and clear. pm me if you need more info.
it is cheaper to purchase in the states and bring it with you

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Posted : January 30, 2011 10:49 am
specialk
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We've been using a magicJack with Broadband VI on STX for a year and half and it works fine. Over the past several months it's proven to be very handy with all the AT&T wireless problems on the east end. (tu)

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Posted : January 30, 2011 10:53 am
Jim Dandy
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I use it on STX to back up AT&T when it isn't working. I also use it to call certain toll free numbers which you can't dial from the VI.

It also works great when traveling overseas to call back to the States or someone can call you and you don't end up paying $2 a minute for calls.

Like all VOIP calls sometimes the quality is better than others, but you can say that about AT&T and even a landline from Innovative.

Jim

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Posted : January 30, 2011 1:26 pm
DixieChick
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i agree jim m.j. does work great when ATT not working. so far i am able to make calls when all else fails. its a great back up.

we will probably drop our land line. we just wanted to give it a month or so test run. (magic jack)
have dish, magic jack, now if we could just figure out how to drop WAPA we could be totally disconnected from local utilities.

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Posted : January 31, 2011 11:11 am
Ericw
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now if we could just figure out how to drop WAPA we could be totally disconnected from local utilities.

Solar with reverse metering 🙂

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Posted : January 31, 2011 2:34 pm
stephyjh
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now if we could just figure out how to drop WAPA we could be totally disconnected from local utilities.

Solar with reverse metering 🙂

And it's not like there's never been wind power used in the VI before!

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Posted : February 1, 2011 9:41 pm
DixieChick
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we do have solar hot water. and tried wind but not enough to produce what we need. still exploring panels.

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Posted : February 2, 2011 10:46 am
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