magicJack debuts carrier-agnostic femtocells

magicJack inventor and founder Dan Borislow has just unveiled another industry first: the smallest, lowest cost, plug and play femtocell technology.

“We believe our technology might be the only one that makes sense for any telephone operator to deploy. With over five million magicJacks in the hands of consumers and business owners across the globe, magicJack users create a massive network that will be available via the femtocell technology,” Borislow said in the press release.

magicJack’s femtocell technology enables your cell phone or smart phone to connect through the company’s Voice Network, instead of your carrier network. By utilizing majocJack’s network via a magicJack account ($20 a year), you may save hundreds and even thousands of dollars a year by offsetting cellular minutes. In addition, when calling internationally, customers will save anywhere from 95-100 percent off current cellular carrier rates. Up to 50 percent of mobile users have terrible phone reception in their houses or small businesses. With femtocell technology, people can get clear quality voice calls every time.

This femtocell will work with mobile phones from potentially any carrier and you may even use an old GSM cell phone without any paid service plans with a carrier. Not only can people connect to their own magicJack device but they can also connect to other femtocell-enabled magicJacks at friends’ houses and businesses. All the user has to do is come within eight feet of the magicJack one time to register the connection and then talk away within a range of a 3,000 square foot house.

Said Borislow in the press release, “We believe our technology might be the only one that makes sense for any telephone operator to deploy. With over five million magicJacks in the hands of consumers and business owners across the globe, magicJack users create a massive network that will be available via the femtocell technology.” The femtocell product will first be available to magicJacks’ existing customer base.

The YMAX Voice Network has supported magicJack with complete reliability as its growth scaled to 200,000 new customers per month in 2009. Our parent company YMAX designed the network to be the lowest cost and highest quality voice network in the industry with more switches/gateways (50 plus) and more session border controllers for security than any other telecom company. YMAX is certified in all 50 states and has the largest breadth of area codes in the country.

In the past two years, magicJack has sold over five million magicJacks. These plug and play devices can replace home or business phone service for just $20 a year by providing free local and long distance, free voice mail, your own phone number and many other features. Since its launch, the magicJack has received numerous product of the year awards. magicJack is adding 8,000 new customers a day and is sold in almost every major retailer and online.

Source: YMAX Corp.

[Attribution: Associated Press. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Edward W.” for the heads up.]

22 Comments

  1. Their service is a little shady my friend bought a magic jack and it would always cut him off at a certain time and then eventually they shut his service off for excessive use, so taking things like this into consideration the company is not perfect so still under the radar of the “monoliths.”

  2. I just got off of MagicJack chat. Femtocell is NOT yet available and they have no idea when. (Chat agent also had no good guess on who was going to win the Super Bowl;-)

    I then considered buying a regular MagicChat to replace my landline while waiting for ATT to get off their ASS and release the Microcell nationwide. Researched Amazon reviews. 2.5 stars out of 5. I’ll pass.

  3. I just installed the MagicJack this weekend. My wife (we are in SoCal) called her sisters in Maine and Florida. It works just as well as the Cable Companies VOIP. We had a HP desktop (XP PRO) that was not doing anything, so I installed it on there and plugged in the base of the cordless phones and It works. Even after a re-boot, without logging in. So far I would say it is worth it.

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