magicJack just released magicJackGO, a $60 USB dongle, which enables an ultra low cost voice calling service. Customers get a single number that can be used on both traditional phones and smartphones, including iPhone and Android devices. The accompanying free calling app, magicApp, is available as a free download for Android or iOS devices and allows magicJack customers to take their home or office number with them anywhere they go.
The magicJackGO device uses a broadband connection in the home or office for unlimited calls in the U.S. and Canada, as well as free international calls back to the U.S. from anywhere in the world. magicJackGO includes 12 months of unlimited local and long distance calling to the U.S. and Canada, a free conference call number, improved call quality and ultra-low pricing at just $59.95. After the first year, the same great service is only $35 per year, less than $3 a month, and also provides free call waiting, call forwarding, 411, voicemail and caller ID. magicJackGO can be set up in two easy steps: connect GO to an existing high-speed Internet connection and then to an existing home or office phone and start calling! Existing numbers can be ported to magicJack for a one-time fee of $10.
Unlike many free app competitors, magicApp connects users with any landline or mobile subscriber worldwide, not merely other app users. The updated over-the-top free calling app, magicApp, uses 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi and is available as a free download in the iTunes and Google Play stores. It serves as a companion to the magicJackGO device, giving users access to the same number they use for home or office on their mobile device. magicApp can also work independently from the device, providing a low or no-cost option for international calling and a second number for consumers – all without using mobile minutes or a voice plan. magicApp integrates easily with existing mobile devices, such as importing the contact list, and has already been downloaded by millions of users.
“magicJackGO delivers a simple and affordable phone service with unrivaled value to consumers looking to save on their phone bills,” said Gerald Vento, CEO of magicJack VocalTec. “magicJackGO extends the compelling value of our existing service with an integrated mobile app that enables users to have their number with them while on-the-go. Anyone still paying any of the ‘big guys’ for a basic home or office phone service can instantly save when converting to magicJackGO for only $35 a year.”
Price and Availability
magicJackGO is now available for $59.95, which includes a phone number, the magicJackGO device for home/office, the magicApp (for Android and iOS) free calling companion app and one year of unlimited calling in the U.S. and Canada. A limited launch promotion also includes a $10 credit that can be redeemed for other value-add services such as number porting, custom phone numbers and international calling services.