I got a magic jack,,, not the plus but the original MJ I first read All of the complaints about it ,but I ordered one anyways from a electronics web site it was 43.60 with shipping
When I got ready to set it up you can pick your phone # from any state you want...don't pay them to transfer your old # just pick one, you will see at least 8 "offers" on" good deals" trying to get a card # from you JUST SAY NO TO ALL OF THESE "OFFERS" Do not pay for service in advance!
The complaint I have about MJ is if you log off the user account the MJ goes off no dial tone so just let your screen saver come on & leave your computer on All the time & it works fine..... It is clearer no static than the land line phone I had from Frontier communications That I was paying 78.00$ a month for a basic phone that did not even include voice mail.
My o pion of MJ is some of those "people" they have working for them, they are the ones that charge more to your card once YOU give it to them!......... When it gets time to pay for another year I am going to pay with a pre paid debit card with just enough to pay for another year
The MJ + is just so your phone will stay on when you turn off your PC It has the adapter that it gets its electricity from, the old MJ gets it from your PC (BOTH of the MJs) ...you still have to have an Internet connection . But if you keep those "customer service" people out of it, you can set up the MJ your self because it is all computerized to set up your account & phone # & connection.
So I think MJ is great so far so good ....just DO NOT GIVE THEM YOUR CREDIT OR DEBIT CARD ###$
Oh, your FIRST year of service is included in the cost of your MJ....Don't give them your card # for anything else & dont even buy the MJ from MJ you can buy it on line from electronic stores or amazon That way MJ will not have your card # ... that way they can't make a "MISTAKE" and bill you for 5 years of advance service or some of there other "GREAT OFFERS"!