In a market where telephone service providers constantly hide costs and tack on additional fees, you’re right to be suspicious about an offer of unlimited local and long distance calls, no monthly bills, and low international rates. After all, how could any company afford to provide unlimited calling without a monthly charge? The answer is Voice over Internet Protocol, or VoIP. An innovative technology that allows you to place calls over your existing broadband Internet connection. VoIP slashes providers’ expenses by eliminating the need for a phone line and phone line maintenance. magicJack’s expenses are low, so the company is able to pass these savings on to their customers in the form of incredibly inexpensive calling plans.
What is VoIP?
The simple answer is that VoIP is Internet-based calling. When you make a call with traditional phone service, the telephone company turns your voice into an analog signal and transmits it via a phone line. When you make a call using magicJack’s VoIP service, magicJack turns your voice into a digital signal and sends it over the Internet.
You can choose to use magicJack’s VoIP service to call another magicJack or VoIP user, a cell phone, or a traditional home phone. In each case, magicJack’s VoIP technology transforms your voice’s digital signal into the kind of signal that is compatible with your recipient’s device. For example, if you use magicJack to call a landline, the magicJack device will turn your voice into a digital signal, send it via the Internet, and then convert it into an analog signal before it reaches the landline phone.
Making a call using magicJack’s VoIP technology is no different than making a call using an analog landline. After plugging the device into your router and phone, you simply dial the number and push “call.”
Why is VoIP Less Expensive?
Analog telephone companies deliver their services over fiber optic cables (phone lines), so they must regularly install, repair, and replace those lines. The process isn’t cheap, and to compensate for their costs, phone companies typically have to charge their customers a hefty bill.
magicJack’s VoIP services is delivered over an existing network – broadband Internet. With no lines to build and maintain, magicJack is spared the expense of materials, engineers, installers, and permits. Because magicJack has fewer expenses, the company is able to offer its services for less.
Is VoIP for me?
magicJack’s VoIP phone service provides exceptional quality at a fraction of their competitors’ costs. It’s easy to use, simple to install, and offers additional benefits that analog companies can’t – such as free calling features and the ability to take your landline with you when you travel.
Once you receive your magicJack device, you simply connect it to your router or computer and phone, and you’re ready to make calls with your existing hand or headset. There’s no need to hire an installation professional to reroute wires or test your connection.
Headed out of town? Throw your magicJack in your luggage. You can use it wherever you have a landline phone and router, so you’ll never miss a call again. You’ll also avoid costly hotel long distance fees by relying on your magicJack instead of your hotel’s landline, and because magicJack provides unlimited calling, you can talk as long as you like, even when you’re not at home.
Do you work from home? If so, enjoy business quality calling features at no extra cost, including caller ID, voicemail, call waiting, and call forwarding. The directory assistance hotline 411 also comes standard with magicJack services, so you’ll always have access to the numbers you need.
magicJack’s unlimited calling plans may sound too good to be true, but now that you understand VoIP calling, you know why magicJack can afford such great rates. If you’re interesting in cutting down your landline bill, take advantage of magicJack’s 30-day free trial today.