If you have regular phone number from a monopoly telephone company, you’re probably paying too much for your phone service. If you have a Magic Jack Phone Number, you can get unlimited local and long distance service for $39.95 for the first year and $19.95 for each year after that.

As a service, Magic Jack provides unlimited local and long distance calling using VOIP technology and by giving you a special Magic Jack Phone Number. Note that you do need a high-speed internet connection to make use of MagicJack’s service. If you’ve seen a Magic Jack device at the store, you’ll know that it’s a small device that plugs into the USB port of your computer. The other end plugs into a landline phone. The device makes use of your broadband internet connection to provide your local phone service. It works with all major operating systems including Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows Vista and MacOSX.

The service allows you to make unlimited calls to the U.S. and Canada for $39.95 for the first year with your Magic Jack Phone Number. Each year costs an additional $19.95. The company also offers a free 30 day trial to test out the service. There are also some available add-ons such as call waiting, voice mail and directory assistance that can be purchased for an additional fee. Magic Jack does allow you to make calls to cell phones and international calls, but there are some limitations. The person you’re talking to must also have a Magic Jack device setup with a reliable internet connection.

Although most people have a positive experience with Magic Jack, there are a few that haven’t gotten the service to work well for them, often because they do not have a fast enough internet connection. Magic Jack does offer a free 30 day trial so that you can do your own Magic Jack login without paying anything for the service, so that you can know for sure that the service will work for you before putting down your hard-earned money for it.

There are a couple of other drawbacks worth noting. If you’re running a lot of other applications on your computer while trying to use your Magic Jack, you may find that the quality of your call will decline slightly. You also have to sign-up for a new phone number to make use of the service, which some may find inconvenient.

It’s important to note the few minor drawbacks that come with the cost savings, but Magic Jack can be a great service if you have the right internet connection.