To me Magic Jack is completely boring on its own. $20/yr for unlimited calling in the US is ok. In fact, that’s cheap. But needing to use your PC to run their soft phone client from that USB device is lame.
Some folks at the Unofficial Magic Jack forum have going to considerable length to patch HP thin clients running Windows XPe to also run the Magic Jack software. Thus they can turn off their main PC and just leave the T5700 running. But that’s a lot of effort for very little return.
Now using Magic Jack as a trunk for an Asterisk box. That’s got some real possibilities! I was certain that someone would eventually do this. Earlier this week it came up on the Asterisk Users Mailing List.
Here’s the scoop. C’mon, you know you want to do it.
Now let the debate move on to consider the definition of “unlimited” calling.