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Saturday, September 19, 2009


Magic Jack is one of the major player in Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VOIP) phone services that requires high-speed internet connection to make unlimited long distance phone calls domestic or international.

Is Magic Jack Better than Landline Phones?
This depends on what you want in a voip phone. if it is to lower your bill for your long distance calls, I would say YES. Also you may not need to subscribe for regular telephone if you need a back up phone other than your cellular. However if you decide to use MagicJack as your main phone in the house or office, you may consider of buying a thin client with windows embedded dedicated only to your MagicJack and saves a lot of money in electricity. An average desktop computer with monitor consumes around 350-400watts where as a thin client only uses 8-15 watts of electricity.

Does Magic Jack Download Software on my Computer?
Yes, it will download software that installs a Softphone Screen that will also be on your computer’s desktop. You will be able to minimize it as well as make it larger or smaller. The softphone screen will also display messages or advertisements on the left area. When updates are available it will also alert you to that. It has a phone book that will store your phone numbers for you along with a list of your recent calls so that you can easily add them to your contacts if you want to. Voice Mail may also be accessed by clicking a button on the softphone screen.

It also has a button for 911 or 411, but it’s pretty lame as all it does it open up your browser to take you to a website to look up phone numbers. When you are registering your Magic Jack, it will ask you for a physical address. This is in case of emergency and you dial 911 using your Magic Jack.

Any number you call may be either dialed from the key pad on the softphone screen or by dialing the phone you are using. If you’re calling someone that is in your address book, you’ll only have to click their name and then the green send button to make the call. Hanging up is a easy as hanging up the phone or you can click the red end button. Here is a picture of the screen:

Where can I find my MagicJack serial number?
Go to Windows start up and search regedit.exe, then browse this code that say           HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\DeviceClasses\**** 
Expand and look for the key with the name "Prod_Magicjack". Your serial number is part of that key. It will be between two # signs. 
e.g. #USBSTOR#Disk&Ven_YMAX&Prod_MagicJack&Rev_2.00#A1234567890#
In this case your serial number is A1234567890

My Magicjack doesn't work in my computer.
There are several reasons your MagicJack would not work.
  1. You are not logged on to your Windows user account. Log On.(if you want to use MagicJack without logging on to your user account I will describe that at the end)
  2. MagicJack is not running (click shortcut placed on your desktop to run)
  3. MagicJack is not secured in the USB port. (ensure its got a good connection to the port)
  4. Your USB port is broken or diverted to USB hub
  5. The phone cord is not secured or is broken. (press the phone cord firmly into the MagicJack and the phone or replace the cord)
  6. You are not connected to the internet. (connect to the internet)
If you need to run MagicJack without being logged in to windows, you can have the system start the program as a system service and it will be running even at the welcome screen. Note that you will not see a dialpad. That is normal.
### Running MagicJack as System ###
  1. Cloce MagicJack, remove the device, and reinsert the device.
  2. After the shortcut is placed on the desktop, right click the shortcut, select properties, and take note of the location of the "mjusbsp" folder. (usualy in "C:\Documents and Settings\UserName\Application Data\"
  3. Copy the "mjusbsp" folder to the root of the c drive. (c:\mjusbsp)
  4. Download and install the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools from hererktools.exe (works with all windows)
  5. Install the service. Details below:
HOW TO CREATE A USER-DEFINED SERVICE
The Windows NT Resource Kit provides two utilities that allow you to create a Windows NT user-defined service for Windows NT applications and some 16-bit applications (but not for batch files).

Instrsrv.exe installs and removes system services from Windows NT and Srvany.exe allows any Windows NT application to run as a service.

MORE INFORMATION
To create a Windows NT user-defined service, perform the following steps: 
  1. At a MS-DOS command prompt(running CMD.EXE), type the following command:

    path\INSTSRV.EXE My Service path\SRVANY.EXE

    where path is the drive and directory of the Windows NT Resource Kit (i.e., C:\RESKIT) and My Service is the name of the service you are creating.

    Example: C:\Program Files\Resource Kit\Instsrv.exe MagicJack C:\Program Files\Resource Kit\Srvany.exe NOTE: To verify that the service was created correctly, check the registry to verify that the ImagePath value underHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MagicJack is set to point to SRVANY.EXE. If this is not set correctly, the service will stop shortly after it starts and return an Event ID 7000 "The service name failed to start."

    WARNING: Using Registry Editor incorrectly can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that problems resulting from the incorrect use of Registry Editor can be solved. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

    For information about how to edit the registry, view the "Changing Keys And Values" online Help topic or the "Add and Delete Information in the Registry" and "Edit Registry Data" online Help topics in Registry Editor.

    NOTE: You should back up the registry before you edit it.
  2. Run Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe)and locate the following subkey:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MagicJack From the Edit menu, click Add Key. Type the following and click OK:

  3. Key Name: Parameters
    Class :
  4. Select the Parameters key.
  5. From the Edit menu, click Add Value. Type the following and click OK:

    Value Name: Application
    Data Type : REG_SZ
    String : C:\mjusbsp\magicJack.exe
  6. Close Registry Editor.
By default, a newly created service is configured to run Automatically when the system is restarted.
Now before restarting your computer, make sure the old MagicJack software is deleted. Delete the "mjusbsp" folder from
c:\documents and settings\username\application data.
delete the shortcut from your desktop.
delete from startup if it exists. Start menu > programs > startup
Now restart your computer and wait a couple minutes for system services to load. Check to see if you have dial tone.

My MagicJack doesn't start automatically?
You might have disabled your Windows autorun function. The Magicjack USB device presents itself as a CD-ROM or driver. This is why autorun detects it and it auto start the softphone. Some people disable this feature because of possible security risk. In this case, they have to start MagicJack using desktop shortcut which MagicJack also automatically creates.

How can I test my MagicJack?
You can test the quality sound of your MJ by calling the special echo-test number: 909-390-0003



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