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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2013, 06:24:33 PM »
We have a base the answering machine plugged into my router and have 3 handsets.  How many phones can you use with Magic Jack?  Do you get call waiting, 3 way calling and call forwarding?  If so, I wouldn't mind trying it.  $29.95 for a years service is I'm sure a whole lot less than we pay a month.
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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 06:40:29 PM »
Thank you for the link.  Might try it for awhile.  We have 2 phone lines, one is for our home phone and the other is my husbands business phone.  We pay more for the second phone line a month than Magic Jack charges for a year.

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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 06:45:43 PM »
Here's some more information on Magicjack.

Lawsuits

In March 2009, MagicJack took legal action for defamation against Boing Boing over its assessment of MagicJack's terms of service,[10] which included assertions that the MagicJack End User License Agreement (EULA) allows the company to "snoop" on users by analyzing their calls for the purpose of targeting advertising and that the EULA requires users to waive the right to sue in court.[11] MagicJack's suit was determined to be a strategic lawsuit against public participation and dismissed. MagicJack was also ordered to pay Boing Boing's legal expenses of $50,000 US.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magicjack


Strategic lawsuit against public participation
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A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.[1]

The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff's goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_lawsuit_against_public_participation

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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2013, 06:58:54 PM »
I've talked to several people about Magic Jack and each person told me that the person who receives the calls has to pay. 

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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2013, 09:09:43 PM »
Here's some more information on Magicjack.

Lawsuits

In March 2009, MagicJack took legal action for defamation against Boing Boing over its assessment of MagicJack's terms of service,[10] which included assertions that the MagicJack End User License Agreement (EULA) allows the company to "snoop" on users by analyzing their calls for the purpose of targeting advertising and that the EULA requires users to waive the right to sue in court.[11] MagicJack's suit was determined to be a strategic lawsuit against public participation and dismissed. MagicJack was also ordered to pay Boing Boing's legal expenses of $50,000 US.[10]

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magicjack


Strategic lawsuit against public participation
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

A strategic lawsuit against public participation (SLAPP) is a lawsuit that is intended to censor, intimidate, and silence critics by burdening them with the cost of a legal defense until they abandon their criticism or opposition.[1]

The typical SLAPP plaintiff does not normally expect to win the lawsuit. The plaintiff's goals are accomplished if the defendant succumbs to fear, intimidation, mounting legal costs or simple exhaustion and abandons the criticism.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strategic_lawsuit_against_public_participation
More information from a Naysayer who doesn't even use the product.
Get off your security infringement kick.
You share no more using MagicJack than you do when you use any other phone service.
All of them have to comply with subpoenas.


@-midnight,
I have 5 phones hooked up to my MagicJack Plus and all of them have good voice quality and all the features you asked about.
The answering service feature only works on the main phone on the system I'm using but, that's a phone hardware restriction.
 

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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2013, 11:58:56 PM »
I have 5 phones hooked up to my MagicJack Plus and all of them have good voice quality and all the features you asked about.
The answering service feature only works on the main phone on the system I'm using but, that's a phone hardware restriction.
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Sounds good to me but what is a phone hardware restriction?
« Last Edit: June 20, 2013, 12:00:32 AM by -midnight »

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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 12:17:30 AM »
The phone I use restricts which phone can be used as the answering machine.
(Not a restriction from Magic Jack.)
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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2013, 12:21:22 AM »
@bob3160

How would I know whether or not I could use the phone and answering machine that I have plugged into my router?

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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 12:35:01 AM »
@bob3160

How would I know whether or not I could use the phone and answering machine that I have plugged into my router?
If you can use the phone now, you can use it once the service goes through MagicJack.
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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 12:09:14 PM »
The phone I use restricts which phone can be used as the answering machine.
(Not a restriction from Magic Jack.)

Mine is a Motorola.  Do you think I could use that?

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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #25 on: June 20, 2013, 04:08:22 PM »
The phone I use restricts which phone can be used as the answering machine.
(Not a restriction from Magic Jack.)

Mine is a Motorola.  Do you think I could use that?
If you're interested, buy it.  I can't tell you what you're able to make work or not.
I told you my experience that's all I can do.
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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2013, 07:30:57 PM »
The phone I use restricts which phone can be used as the answering machine.
(Not a restriction from Magic Jack.)

Mine is a Motorola.  Do you think I could use that?
If you're interested, buy it.  I can't tell you what you're able to make work or not.
I told you my experience that's all I can do.

I'm no longer interested.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2013, 08:13:42 PM by -midnight »

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Re: avast and magic jack
« Reply #27 on: June 21, 2013, 12:02:32 AM »
The phone I use restricts which phone can be used as the answering machine.
(Not a restriction from Magic Jack.)

Mine is a Motorola.  Do you think I could use that?
If you're interested, buy it.  I can't tell you what you're able to make work or not.
I told you my experience that's all I can do.

I'm no longer interested.
Maybe it's just as well.  ;)
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