When you think about starting a new phone service, you probably imagine activation fees, charges for additional services, and lengthy contracts. All of these charges can add up to a monthly phone bill that is the equivalent of a small fortune. Fortunately, there is a way that you can save money while still receiving the quality phone service you have come to expect.
VoIP and magicJack
The magicJack device utilizes an innovative technology called Voice over Internet Protocol, or “VoIP,” to let you make and receive high quality calls over your existing high-speed Internet connection. There is no need for a separate phone line or special phone. When you purchase a low cost magicJack device, you will even be given a limited period of free service—three months when you purchase magicJackEXPRESS for $39.95, or one full year when you purchase magicJackGO for $59.95. There are no contracts and no hidden fees.
Compare that to setting up a traditional landline, for which you are likely to pay close to $60 for two months of service, or a mobile phone, which will often run you much more than $60.00 for a single month.
Pay-as-you-go means no contracts!
Major cellphone companies have trained us to expect long-term contract commitments for phone service, but we all know how expensive that can get. Such contracts typically bundle services, such as unlimited minutes and texting. If you want a smartphone, you are probably also looking at a monthly financing charge and fees for data usage. When you sign that contract, you are committing to pay throughout specified duration—in the U.S. the duration is usually two years. That adds up to a lot of money!
You will never be tied to a contract with magicJack. Once your initial free service has ended, you can select the plan that is right for you. You can choose to pay for one month, six months, one year, or even five years. The five-year plan only costs $99.76, which is less than $3 per month— a lot less than what people pay every month for their mobile phone contract. Whatever plan you choose, that is all you will pay. There are no additional monthly fees and you can cancel any time you like.
Free mobile app
Unlike a traditional landline, the magicJack device doesn’t keep you tethered to your home. The free mobile app allows you to make and receive phone calls from your magicJack number on any existing smartphone. It uses your phone’s 4G or Wi-Fi connection to access your magicJack service from any location at no additional cost. This is great news if you find yourself in need of a second line for business or personal reasons, or if you’re traveling. To save big on minutes and cellphone plans, you can simply use your magicJack number on your current cellphone.
You also have the option to upgrade the app for only $1.99 a month or $14.99 a year to get unlimited texting to any U.S. mobile phone number. This option is FREE to EXPRESS or GO users.
All this means that adding a magicJack plan to your phone service could actually allow you to cut back on your existing cell phone service. Calls through the magicApp do not use your cellphone minutes. So, you may find that you don’t need to pay the high cost for an unlimited minute plan. Instead, opt for a cheaper cellphone plan and then use your magicJack number for the bulk of your calls. You can also opt out of your cellphone’s monthly texting fee and pay the much cheaper fee to upgrade your magicJack mobile app.
Whatever your needs may be, you can save money by adding a magicJack device to either replace or augment your current phone service plan. Stop worrying about contracts and hidden fees and enjoy the freedom of flexible spending with magicJack.