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Old 10-24-2010, 04:38 PM   #1
dmercurious
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Cool Getting Magic Jack to work in ubuntu 9.10


Good day Ladies/gentlemen
I was just introduced to Linux official a few days ago : The problem I am having I am trying to Set up Magic Jack on Ubuntu 9.10, and I have no clue how to get it to work, I need your help !
Thanks in Advance:
 
Old 10-24-2010, 05:34 PM   #2
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They do have plans for a Linux client "real soon now"

But, until then, getting MagicJack to work in an Ubuntu environment means either running a Windows environment or figuring out the codes and setting up a VOIP client. Neither of these two options, from what I can tell in reading discussions, works as well as one might hope.
 
Old 10-24-2010, 05:48 PM   #3
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I'd try the move install from xp like the adobe CS move in ubuntu or wait.
 
Old 10-24-2010, 09:43 PM   #4
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http://www.magicjack.com/5/faq/
 
Old 10-24-2010, 10:06 PM   #5
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I bought a MagicJack a few months ago. It wouldn't run in Linux, and it wouldn't run in a VM. I found a refurbished Atom processor system for under $200 and run it on that (My main concern was finding something that used as little electricity as possible). My phone bill was ~50/month. It is now $1.5. Total investment $220 + $1.5/month. In 4.5 months I break even (Well, 5 really since I've already paid for the first year when I bought it). I don't have to mess w/ protecting my Linux system from anything the MJ might do, and since nobody uses the Windows system other than the phone, it is pretty stable.

HTH

Forrest
 
Old 10-24-2010, 10:29 PM   #6
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@ dmercurious

If you're interested in using VOIP, try this product from Nettalk
http://www.nettalk.com

Unlike, the magicjack which needs a computer to remain on to send and receive calls. Nettalk connects to the router only. No computer necessary. No Operating systems worries.

The unit cost only $69.95 and includes first year of service.

The regular service is $30 a year. Just ten bucks more than the magicjack.

Nettalk Duo
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HH48gedVAVQ

Nettalk Duo Setup
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlqdnxL-fqM&NR=1

Last edited by dv502; 10-24-2010 at 11:09 PM.
 
Old 10-25-2010, 04:25 PM   #7
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A guy at work used ooma for almost a year.
 
Old 03-01-2011, 05:58 AM   #8
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Quote:
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@ dmercurious

If you're interested in using VOIP, try this product from Nettalk


Unlike, the magicjack which needs a computer to remain on to send and receive calls. Nettalk connects to the router only. No computer necessary. No Operating systems worries.

The unit cost only $69.95 and includes first year of service.

The regular service is $30 a year. Just ten bucks more than the magicjack.
YES but you can roam around magic jack plugged into your netbook with wifi network but you will have to sit near router always for nettalk or carry around the wire.
 
  


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