Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Saving on Your Phone Bill

Once I started this blog, everywhere I go people started telling me of all the great ways they save money! This is great because not only does it help me, but I get to pass those ideas along to you.

Since it's Talk Back Tuesday.... Leave me a comment and let me know how you save money around the House!

I got an email the other day from one of the other moms in my MOPS group (actually she sent it to all the moms) letting me know that she had a new phone number and had switched to Magic Jack. I have heard about this online from some other blogs, but I thought since she had first hand experience with the product I would let her share with you how it works!


Here's what she had to say:

Well I first heard about the MagicJack on an email that I got in my Spam folder.
It said "Pay no more monthy phone bills".......so that got my interest!
I clicked on the email and it took me to their website...

Basically you pay a one-time cost of $39.95 to purchase the MagicJack device.
This also includes your first year of FREE local and long distance calling!! Yep you heard me right........No monthy bills to keep track of and pay on.
Just this one time fee and you're set for an entire year!!
It comes with a lot of other FREE features too like Call Waiting, Caller ID, Call Forwarding, Voicemail, Directory Assistance, 911 Emergency also avail.
You can even take the MagicJack with you if you travel, like to another country and call back to anyone in the US and it's FREE!!

It all sounded so good that my husband and I thought we'd give it a try.......what do we have to lose?? Then if you choose to renew for the next year, it's only $19.95 and that's for a whole year!

Their website tells about all this and shows videos too that are helpful!
We purchased ours at Radio Shack here in Springdale.........Most Radio Shacks here in NW AR showed to keep it in stock!

The website did offer a 30 FREE Trial which you won't get if you buy it here locally, but we thought it was worth trying out!
We've only had it not quite a month and so far it's worked really good for us!
Your phone system is then set up thru your computer.

Here's all you need......
1. A computer with an avail USB port
2. Windows XP, Vista, or Mac (Intel Chip)
3. One of the following: Broadband, High-Speed Internet, Cable Internet, DSL, Wi-Fi, WiMax, or FiOS.

I hope this info I've given you is helpful Check out their website too for more info and see what you think about it yourself!

Here's the website where you can get the Free Trial Offer that Libby was talking about: Magic Jack Free Trial Offer

Another great way to save on your phone bill is with Voice over IP, I am not technical enough to understand the differences and explain them, but you can read more about it Here

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