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Product Review: What you need to consider and understand before commiting to the Magic Jack 30 Day Trail!
You need to read this if your considering the Magic Jack 30 Day Trail or Purchasing the Service Long Term!
I have had personal experience with Magic Jack myself. A close relative ordered it and I helped her with setting it up to work on her older phone jacks in her home. Everything went well but during the process I noticed a few things about Magic Jack. The company "Magic Jack" is owned, managed, and operated by Dan Borislow. Dan Borislow has a past interest in dealing with Discounted Internet Services.
1.) The program needed to keep the phone line open hogs up an immense amount of resources at times. This may depend on the hardware used on the system running the software. The word on the net is their software requires a maximum of 80KB throughput on your internet connection when the service is in use. If your going to commit yourself to using their services. You should have a dedicated computer running on your network that can be left on at all times.
2.) Leaving the computer on at all times, brings up the topic of security issues. Everyone knows that keeping a dedicated computer online leaves you more vulnerable for exploitations and computer compromise attacks. It's important that you deploy the right security software with a minimum of keeping the dedicated system behind a router.
Some of these measures may not be necessary as long as you don't need your line running 24/7 and you can live with disruptions of service with the computer is turned off.
3.) Now there is the obvious issue of network interruptions. The signal that provides upstream and downstream dial tone from Magic Jack can't be necessarily considered 100% reliable. Why is this? This is because the Internet it's self is not reliable. For instance, during peek hours you will notice slow up or hangs when your surfing the web. This is because to get to a website you request must travel through multiple servers, backbones, and other companies lines and data centers. When the requests start piling up, it's kind of like a traffic jam on the freeway. Eventually all the cars will make it through but not in the estimated time frame so to speak.
What other Magic Jack subscribers have to say:
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An investor point of view of the Magic Jack company:
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1.) A understanding how to enable Magic Jack or other VoIP services to work on your other phone jack or phone outlets:
2.) A detailed step by step tutorial on actually performing the back feeding process:
I would also suggest to anyone that is considering the service to test your Internet Service Provider speed to find out if it's capable of handling VoIP phone calls in a proper manner:
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