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Magic Jack 5 year renewal for $79.99 save $20.00, new MagicJack Plus for $59.95, 1 year renewal for $24.95

natarajanj 101 33 January 28, 2013 at 08:50 PM in Your Mileage May Vary (YMMV) (4) More Magic Jack Deals
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How to get the 5 year renewal for $79.99 + taxes instead of $99.99 :

Step1: Go to your MJ homepage and do a live chat, I chatted with the guy for a minute or two and noticed a little popup on the right hand side corner which said "click here to end chat and get your 48 hour reward"
Step2: on clicking it it opened up a 1 question survey on how well the guy did.
Nothing after I submitted it, 5 mins later an email popped up and I was able to get the offer

Magic Jack 5 year renewal for $79.99 save $20.00, new MagicJack Plus for $59.95 save $10, 1 year renewal for $24.95 save $5.00

If you were able to save some money, reps are appreciated !

(Attached pictures for the email proof and the button to click on the chat window)
I do not think this is YMMV because every time I opened up the live chat window I was able to see the 48 hr reward link )

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Again. with the Incredible PBX you don't need to spend ANYTHING
if you want to be stuck talking into your PC's microphone and if you want to leave your computer on all the time in order to make or receive calls.
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Yes I'd love to see a link to this mythical Raspberry Pi Vannita keeps referring to. It is amusing how he keeps underquoting the prices for his solution and overquoting the price for the Obi. I bet it's closer to $70-75.



LOL You mean $30 for the Obi 100 and $60 for the Obi 200.
Just like with the Obi what you spend on setup depends on your needs. The difference is with Incredible PBX a full featured and portable VOIP service that includes faxing can be setup in about an hour for $0 without having to buy anything. From there, adding a $30 POTS ATA adapter would add the ability to use any phone you want, If you want 24/7 functionality without a local computer, a cloud hosted setup is an option for very little cost. For a locally hosted Incredible Pi PBX [nerdvittles.com] setup, this Raspberry Pi Model B kit [mcmelectronics.com]is in stock and comes with a power adapter, SD card and case for $64 shipped (using promo code SH0500) and has everything you need except for a network patch cable. If you already have a 4GB SD card or a 5V micro USB power adapter than can supply at least 700ma (many cell phone chargers would work) you can get a Model B Rpi with case [mcmelectronics.com] for $49 shipped (using promo code SH0500). Which is comparable to the cost of an Obi, only with 10x the usefulness.
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Blah blah blah
Dude you sound like a used car salesman. People who use a regular phone to make calls aren't going to go for a $0 solution that leaves them wired to their computer. At least you finally showed a real price for the Pi.

The problem is you keep comparing it to the Obi 110, instead of the Obi 100 for some reason. It looks like you're trying to misinform and mislead.
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Dude you sound like a used car salesman. People who use a regular phone to make calls aren't going to go for a $0 solution that leaves them wired to their computer. At least you finally showed a real price for the Pi.

The problem is you keep comparing it to the Obi 110, instead of the Obi 100 for some reason. It looks like you're trying to misinform and mislead.
What I said from the beginning is absolutely correct. For around the same hardware costs as an Obi you can buy a Raspberry Pi and set it up as a Incredible PBX server for free AND use it for many other things. You talk like the Obi is some magical device. All the Obi has done is embed a limited basic asterisk platform into proprietary Voip hardware. Maybe to you the idea of spending $40 or more on a limited proprietary Voip hardware with zero usefulness as anything else sounds like a good idea. To me it sounds stupid when I can set up a full featured PC based Incredible PBX for either $0 or $32 with the POTS adapter or on the Raspberry Pi for comparable costs to an Obi and have full featured PBX capabilities and get 10x the use out of it.
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I've had MJ for 4-5 years and take it with me to Mexico and Latin America on visits..works great. The key to good quality calls is a good wifi signal. Another good one is Nettalk Duo. Beauty of MJ is it's size, cost, and no need for any special phone.
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What I said from the beginning is absolutely correct. For around the same hardware costs as an Obi .
absolutely misleading. i guess if the by the "same" and "comparable" you mean "triple"
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absolutely misleading. i guess if the by the "same" and "comparable" you mean "triple"
Just like the Obi your hardware setup costs depend on your needs. Unlike the Obi, the Voip feature set included with a Incredible PBX setup doesn't change regardless of the platform, what changes is your ability to your ability to use it depending on your needs. With the Obi you have to spend additional money for hardware if your current setup no longer meets your needs and you still don't have all the features or portability of a Incredible PBX setup or the additional usefulness of a Raspberry Pi other than as a VOIP device.
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With the Obi you have to spend additional money for hardware if your current setup no longer meets your needs
are you sure about that? "most people have a PC on while they are at home anyway" and " Incredible Pbx now has a pre-built Virtual Machine module, that you can run on any Windows, Mac or Linux machine that supports Virtualization using Oracle's free VirtualBox for $0 in added hardware costs" and since you can connect the obi to asterisk you have to spend $0 more to get the 10x functionality blah blah blah. in fact, buying the obi is the best solution. setup takes 2 minutes. you plug in your existing home phones and you're all set. should you decide you want a pbx and 10x blah blah blah, you can install incredible pbx on an existing machine for $0 cost. and there's no need to buy a POTS adapter that costs as much as an obi, is completely useless as a standalone device and does 1/100th of what an obi can do
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are you sure abou that? "most people have a PC on while they are at home anyway" and " Incredible Pbx now has a pre-built Virtual Machine module, that you can run on any Windows, Mac or Linux machine that supports Virtualization using Oracle's free VirtualBox for $0 in added hardware costs" and since you can connect the obi to asterisk you have to spend $0 more to get the 10x functionality blah blah blah
If you use the Obi with Incredible PBX it would be as a POTS ATA adapter for analog phones. Since you still have to setup and run Incredible PBX, you gain nothing by using the Obi that way over any other POTS ATA adapter, if that is what you need.
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If you use the Obi with Incredible PBX it would be as a POTS ATA adapter for analog phones. Since you still have to setup and run Incredible PBX, you gain nothing by using the Obi that way over any other POTS ATA adapter, if that is what you need.
not true. the obi can still function as a 24x7 phone line when it is or isn't connected to a pbx. your ata adapter is a brick without the pbx.
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not true. the obi can still function as a 24x7 wireline equivalent when it is or isn't connected to the incredible pbx. your ata adapter is a brick without the pbx server.
Using the Obi with Incredible PBX [charmedquark.com] makes it a ATA adpter like any other. Why would I want to switch to Obi's limited VOIP features if I'm running a full featured PBX server?
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Using the Obi with Incredible PBX [charmedquark.com] makes it a ATA adpter like any other. Why would I want to switch to Obi's limited VOIP features if I'm running a full featured PBX server?
not really. you can configure the obi with 2 sip providers (one points the pbx) and google voice. why would you install incredible pbx on a pc that you turn off and then can't make a phone call (which is your $0 cost solution)
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not really. you can configure the obi with 2 sip providers (one points the pbx) and google voice. why would you install incredible pbx on a pc that you turn off and then can't make a phone call (which is your $0 cost solution)
You can configure an Incredible PBX server to handle as many SIP trunks and extensions as you want. Connecting the Obi as a SIP trunk to a Incredible PBX setup adds nothing that any other ATA adapter wouldn't. A $0 PC-based Incredible PBX setup would work the same way as a Skype setup for someone that just needs to make/receive calls and or faxes while their PC is on whether it be at home or anywhere, except it costs nothing to use and is more functional than a using a limited Voip service like Skype.
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You can configure an Incredible PBX server to handle as many SIP trunks and extensions as you want.
because clearly the typical home user is going to need more than 2 sip trunks and an extension for the doghouse.

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Connecting the Obi as a SIP trunk to a Incredible PBX setup adds nothing that any other ATA adapter wouldn't.
except when your pbx goes down, you can still make & receive calls on your obi. and if your internet goes down, the 110 can still make calls on its fxo port to your telco.
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because clearly the typical home user is going to need more than 2 sip trunks and an extension for the doghouse.



except when your pbx goes down, you can still make & receive calls on your obi. and if your internet goes down, the 110 can still make calls on its fxo port to your telco.
You brought up the point that the Obi can handle 2 trunks. An Incredible PBX setup can handle 2 or 22, long as you have an extension for each. A practical use would be to setup one SIP trunk as a fax line, a different SIP trunk with an extension for your house phone and a second extension for the same SIP trunk to ring a softphone extension on your laptop whenever you are not at home, if there is no answer at either the call will go to Voicemail.

If your internet service goes down your Obi isn't going to do you any good either and you gain nothing from an Obi since you don't need it for your landline to get calls. You could also configure a cloud hosted Incredible PBX for the same purpose for way less than what a monthly landline would cost and it would also work in the event your landline went down because of a natural disaster.
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