DL likes MagicJack phone service, and prepaid for five years in advance. That was probably a really good deal until he decided that he would rather have a MagicJack Plus. That model doesn’t need to be connected to a computer. Much more convenient, but one problem: DL’s prepaid years wouldn’t transfer. Now he wants to sue them in small claims court, but they won’t tell him where to serve the papers. He turned to us for help. [More]
The company behind MagicJack, the $40 USB device that “makes monthly phone bills disappear” for consumers, is about see something else go up in smoke: Its own revenues. [More]
MagicJack founder Dan Borislow is pissed. And who can blame him? After all, he’s made a fortune selling a plastic dongle that lets you make calls over the Internet for $20 a year, and how he has to deal with upstart competitors like NetTalk, which is offering unlimited lifetime calling for $99. What does Borislow have to say about NetTalk? “The call quality is pathetic. There’s no phone numbers available, and it’s run by a bunch of fly-by-nights with no assets” And that’s the part that’s acceptable for family viewing and users of Nexus One phones. The rest inside.