Magic Jack Magic Jack Does NOT Work and no fixes.... wasted 5 hours / 4 chats to fix...nothing Internet
here's my conversation from two chats.... it says it all... still no fix...
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You are now chatting with 'Paolo'
Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK554094969350X
Paolo: Hello, how may I help you?
Janice: We have had an ongoing problem w/ caller id not working. this is my 3rd time during the past few months. It hasn't worked for some time.
Paolo: Hi Janice
Paolo: Okay I see
Janice: I've rebooted, changed the port, running out of ports to try. I think the unit may be bad. we've even had issues w/ not hearing.
Paolo: Please try plugging your magicJack into a different USB port.
Janice: already did
Paolo: Try using a different telephone with your magicJack.
Janice: we have 6 in the house. same issue for all of them. it worked before
Paolo: Some phone may not be compatible with the magicJack caller ID, the problem is that the phone should be able to recognize the digital signals from magicJack Janice: please send a new magic jack
Janice: it worked before.... why would it all of a sudden stop
Janice: after a magic update, it stopped working. I can't afford to just go out and get another phone. like I've said, it worked before.
Janice: are you there??
Janice: my telephones are not even 1 year old
Paolo: Okay can you please unplug everything then plug it back and let us check if you will still have the same problem Janice: what is everything?
Paolo: I mean the magicjack from your computer and as well as the caller id.
Janice: the caller id is in the phone.... please be clearer....... I don't follow
Janice: for how long?
Janice: why the long delays?
Paolo: Please unplug the magicjack from your computer after 15 seconds please plug it back again to your computer.And as well your caller id from your telephone then plug it back after 15 seconds.Thanks
Janice: same problem
Paolo: Okay please hold
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You are now chatting with 'Mark'
Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK554094969350X
Mark: Hi, Good Day, This is Mark and you may address me as so, Just give me time to review whats the issue all about so that I can have a background on the problem. Thank you
Mark: Thank you patiently waiting Janice, As I have check here your caller ID is not responding on your dial pad. Is that correct?
Janice: it is on the computer, but not the other phones in the house. they are all fairly new Mark: Just want to clarify, your caller ID on the dial pad on your screen is not responding right?
Janice: I DO see the caller ID of the incoming call on my computer, NOT on my telephones
Mark: Okay, I see. May I know if you are using corded or cordless phone set?
Janice: the main one, that is tied to the magic jack, is corded, and the others in the home are cordless
Mark: Please check if the phone set is securely plug in to your MJ device
Janice: yes, it snaps in.
Mark: One moment please...
Janice: I unplugged all of the phones in the home, except the main corded one attached to the magic jack and computer area.
Janice: we need a new device
Mark: Okay Thank you for that concern
Mark: hold on please
Janice: I can't be kept waiting in between. I have work to do. I don't like these long delays.
Mark: May I know if the device is on the computer right now?
Janice: I'm VERY disappointed that I've spend probably over 3 hours dealing w/ this w/ magic jack tech people
Mark: >>> Please click the START(WINDOWS LOGO) button and select Control Panel. On the upper right
side please click the dropdown menu next to View by and Select Small Icons. then double click on the Device Manager.
Janice: the device is plugged into my computer and does appear on my monitor Mark: Nothing to worry I will address that issue that you have right now
Janice: okay, then what?
Mark: On the device manager, please click on the + sign for DVD/CD ROM Drives. You should see YMAX MagicJack USB Device or TigerJet CD-Rom USB Device there.
Janice: I see YMax then what Mark: Please double-click YMAX MagicJack USB Device or TigerJet HardDisk USB Device >> Then go to Details
Mark: In the drop-down list., please choose Device Instance Id or Device Instance Path .
Janice: I only see Device Instance Path
Mark: can you see something like USBSTOR\DISK&VEN_ TIGERJET&PROD_ HARDDISK&REV_
Janice: I selected... then?
Mark: Please click on that value to highlight it, then copy the information by pressing the CTRL and C keys on your keyboard together. Then right click on this chat and select Paste.
Mark: thank you so much
Mark: may I know if what type of telephone set you are using?
Mark: may I know if you have other telephone set?
Janice: what do you mean?
Mark: I mean the telephone set that you are using may I know if you other extra phone?
Janice: I'm switching. my concern is that this worked initially. the issue should NOT be my telephone. it was after magic jack did an update
Janice: still a problem. just send a new device. this is such a waste of time.
Mark: Okay I will explain to you
Mark: If ever I will replace you we cannot assure that the issue will be resolve but if you insist I can replace you Janice: I have run through most of these same tests and still the same problem.
Mark: okay so you want to have replacement?
Janice: yes.. if it persists, then I will do more trouble shooting
Mark: I will issue your replacement. please inform me if you agree in the statement below:
Mark: The Replacement magicJack will be free.. However, there will be a $10.73 non-refundable charge (includes Shipping and Handling charge + regulatory expense and/or administration cost). You will not need to return the defective magicJack to us. Instructions on what to do when the replacement is received will be included in the replacement..
Janice: I should NOT have to pay anything.
Mark: The device is FREE however the shipping it will be tru USPS
Mark: and it cost $10.73
Janice: I'm not paying the shipping I already did once. the issue is not any of my newer telephones in the home or my computer which is 14 months old. it's the device.
Janice: the part is defective and shipping should be covered.
Mark: okay unfortunately since your request for the replacement it cost $10.73
Janice: What. don't understand your comment
Janice: is there a supervisor I may talk with?
Mark: You are talking to a supervisor right now
Mark: the shipping cost $10.73 for the replacement and the device is FREE
Janice: May I talk w/ your supervisor, than
Mark: and we cannot waive that one since it is tru the USPS
Janice: my device is defective. we've had issues almost since the beginning. I should not have been shipped this in the first place. it's your issue. not mine
Janice: Okay, what?
Mark: the device is not defective please do not assume we are here to help you not ruin your device alright I am giving you some fixes but you want to have a replacement I refer you replacement and you dont want to pay for the shipping what is plan now?
Janice: all of the time I've spend attempting to trouble shoot and being put on all of these long holds.... what fixes have you given me. none. I've gone through all of the plugs / unplugs / change phones & ports. still the same thing.
Janice: no caller id. what else is there to try. I suppose next you will suggest a new telephone and computer
Mark: I understand that you are wasting your time base from your perception but it is wrong I can offer you some fixes Janice: okay. give them to me . without the long waits in between.
Mark: Plug your magicJack into an AC powered USB hub that is connected to a USB port on your computer.
Mark: or Try using a different telephone with your magicJack.
Janice: done and done
Janice: what else
Mark: Please click the START(WINDOWS LOGO) button and select Control Panel. On the upper right side , click the dropdown menu next to View by and Select Small Icons.. then double click on the Device Manager.
Janice: we went through that Mark: On the device manager, please click on the + sign for Universal Serial Bus controllers.
Janice: then what
Mark: >>>Tell me which one you see in there TigerJet USB Composite Device or USB Composite Device or Unknown Device or USB Mass Storage Device.
Mark: Now, please right click on the first entry for Universal Serial Bus controllers and select Update Drivers
Janice: I see 4 USB composite Device Mark: Now, please right click on the first entry for Universal Serial Bus controllers and select Update Drivers
Janice: that is not an option to update Mark: may I know if what is the option?
Janice: so, select the 1st USB composite Device or the 1st entry under the Universal Serial Bus Controllers
Janice: search automatically? your directions need to be clearer
Mark: follow these options for the update driver>>>Browse My Computer For Driver Software
>>Let Me Pick From A list Of Device Drivers On My Computer >>> Next >>> Close
Mark: Please update the rest of the entries for Universal Serial Bus controllers and inform me when you are finished or if any updates successfully Janice: I right clicked on USB Composite Device the 1st of the 4. then did the Browse my computer Mark: >>>Browse My Computer For Driver Software
Janice: am I updating all of the entries under universal serial bus controllers?
Mark: Yes please
Janice: not just the usb composite devices?
Mark: all the drivers on the device manager
Janice: the 4 I mentioned?
Janice: there are 16 various choices under the universal serial bus controllers. I don't need to do all of those updates, do I?
Mark: You need to update all of them Janice: then it's asking for me to reboot....
Janice: even my HP Office jet printer? what does that have to do with my magic jack
Mark: later we wil reboot Mark: The HP printer do not update that one
Janice: what is going on here??? unbelievable. do you know what you are doing?????
Mark: Yes I know it janice
Mark: I will refresh it here also
Mark: so that everything will be okay
Janice: 1st you say all of them, then no, not that one. are you wasting my time?
Mark: No I am not so that the magic jack device will be compatible to your computer Janice: it's stuck on an Intel driver update for usb host controller
Janice: I have a few more to go
Mark: hold on
Mark: Inform me once done
Mark: so that we make your device working Janice: what did you say?
Mark: Inform me once you are done updating
Mark: all of them?
Janice: yes, including the printer ones
Mark: okay Thank you
Mark: hold on please I will refresh it here in our end again
Mark: so that the device connection will be okay
Mark: Please click the link to download and run the magicJack upgrade:
Mark: run that link please
Mark: okay now try to make a test Janice
Janice: not working
Mark: please do restart your computer, USB Internet phone by Tiger Jet is the driver software that magicJack uses for you to be able to use your handheld phone set. your computer and magicJack will only be able to use this driver software after you restart your computer.
Mark: please do not hesitate to come back to chat if we have the same problem... You may ask for me but if I am not available when you come back, you can use the ticket number that was given when this chat started, for chat reference... LTK554094969350X
Mark: so that the fixes Janice will take effect
Janice: I AM NOT HAPPY ABOUT THIS... THEN I WILL HAVE TO START ALL OVER.....
Mark: no just use that chat ID
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You are now chatting with 'Julius' Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK554094974181X
Julius: Hello, how may I help you?
Janice: see my notes for my 90 minute chat .... still issues
Julius: Please wait while I check that for you
Julius: Thank you for waiting.
Julius: Are you referring to your caller ID?
Julius: Please confirm if 763 xxxxx45 is your magicJack phone number.
Janice: i did when i logged in..... please don't drag me through all of these questions
Janice: yes, that is my number
Julius: Thank you for the information.
Janice: and don't keep me on hold
Julius: Have you tried to use another telephone set with your Plus device?
Janice: I guess you didn't read ALL of the notes... did you. it's there
Janice: i did... unplugged rebooted new ports different phone.
Julius: Caller ID feature availability will depend on the phone that you are using. Some customers will see the number repeated twice on the phone, while others may only see the numbers and not the names.
Janice: it worked before .. all of them
Julius: Do you currently have the device with you?
Janice: I'm ready to throw it out... yes, of course it is here.....
Julius: Please plug the device to this computer for technical instructions. Janice: i was told i would not have to go through all of the same questions... why, why, why
Janice: what Julius: One moment please...
Julius: I am transferring you to one of our top 10% agents as rated by our customers. Please hold while I transfer you.
Janice: great Please wait while I transfer the chat to the best suited site operator.
You are now chatting with 'Kyle'
Your Issue ID for this chat is LTK554094974181X
Kyle: Welcome to the Highest Level of Support. This is Kyle . Kindly hold for a second as I review your previous chat for the prior fixes on the issue. Thanks Janice: k
Kyle: Is this for the magicjack plus , right?
Kyle: At this moment , where is the device has been plug tour router / modem or to your computer ?
Kyle: To make sure , are you having an issue for your caller ID?
Kyle: I see
Kyle: Please wait while I check that for you
Kyle: Did you save then number first on your dial pad along with the caller ID?
Janice: read the notes
Kyle: One moment please...
Janice: i'm giving you 2 more minutes... then I'm blogging about the 5 hours i will never get back w/ trying to get my magic jack to work properly.... this is so ridiculous!!
Kyle: Please give me a few moments to double check it here for the appropriate fix for this.
Janice: I've heard that 4 other times..... still nothing.... I think my device is defective. i'm not paying for shipping.
Janice: I have all of my conversations saved.....
Kyle: One moment please...
it ended with them telling me it was my phone... it worked before. so I ended the chat.