Magic Jack Is a Recession Friendly Gift

When shopping for the perfect gift for the people on your list during the recession, one item to consider is a Magic Jack. The device plugs into a USB port on the computer and allows for local and long distance phone service without monthly charges.

Magic Jack is widely advertised on television as an alternative to regular home phone service with free long distance calling and no bills. The only things required to run this device is a computer with Microsoft Windows (XP, Vista or 7) or Intel-based Mac and an open USB port (no hubs). The internet service needs to be broadband, High-speed Internet, Cable Internet, DSL, Wi-Fi, Wireless or WiMax and Magic Jack works with corded, cordless, portable and DECT phones. Set up takes about five minutes.

This is a great gift for travelers to take with them if they travel to foreign countries. Hooking up Magic Jack to their computer and they will be able to make and receive calls to the US with no long distance or international calling fees. This could be a very useful gift for any family or friends who are stationed, through the military, outside the US.

Magic Jack does come with caller ID and call waiting. Once the device is registered, it is important to input the physical location of the computer to 911 in order to be able to use the phone to call 911 and have them pinpoint your location in case you are unable to communicate with them. Since all area codes are not available with Magic Jack, entering information for 911 will be very important; as the area code for your phone service may not be local.

The lack of a local area code should not create a problem when setting up the service. Most local and cell phone companies have free long distance so it will just be a matter of dialing the area code to call out and people will need to use your area code calling you.

When trying to decide on the perfect gift for someone this holiday season, Magic Jack is a good choice that is a recession friendly gift and is something that people can really use to help stay in contact with friends and family, no matter where they live, might move to or even to take with them on vacation.

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