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Old 05-06-2009, 08:08 PM   #1
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Magic Jack

Just curious if anyone is using the device "Magic Jack" with linux or if it is even possible at this point. While running Ubuntu 9.04 from the disk, Ubuntu recognized the "magic jack" and I got a dial tone, but, could not connect and when my number was called it went to voicemail and did not ring the phone. Anyone have any ideas?


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Old 05-07-2009, 11:03 AM   #2
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Magic jack uses the standard SIP protocol. You just have to figure out the user name and password that they give you and then put that into to the client and then you can make calls.

Software sip clients:

I use kphone on linux.

Or you can get a hardware sip client, an ATA (analog telephone adaptor), that you can plug any standard phone into: This one goes for $30

Google voice is supposed to do the same but be free:

I haven't tried either one though.
Old 05-07-2009, 03:09 PM   #3
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thanks much i'll give it a try..


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