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Mr. Mike
2009-02-24, 01:43 PM
I am planning to disconnect my service with Verizon and plug my telephone into my computer. I haven't yet made the plunge into Magic Jack because I suspect that what I consider buying can be had for free... Help?

direwolf-pgh
2009-02-24, 02:23 PM
there is no free lunch.

magic jack, vonage, skype.. everyone has a connection fee + a per minute fee (or a flat rate).
skype computer to computer is free. but skype to landline/mobile is fee based.

vonage is the easiest transition & you get to keep your home phone #
there are dual landline/wifi phones for skype service
magic jack only works with a dedicated PC

you can also purchase cordless/mobile wifi phones for skype (and get your own skype phone number for landlines to call you) but you still pay connection + per min fees.

if your phone bill for calls is under $50/month, you wouldn't break even (the first year) to change the service and purchase the new equipment..etc..etc.

if you have a $$$.00/month phone bill - then yes its worth it.

direwolf-pgh
2009-02-24, 02:34 PM
no idea why you started this thread here :mellow:

Mr. Mike
2009-02-24, 03:07 PM
no idea why you started this thread here :mellow:You answered my question very well. Thank you.

What about the rumors that Vonage was sinking into their own marketing costs? Is that old news or just a rumor that someone at Verizon started?