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Mossberg: Cheap Internet Calling with Magic Jack

February 17, 2010

Magic Jack is a new device and service that allows you to make cheap phone calls through your computer. Overall, the product works as advertised, Walt Mossberg found.

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MagicJack meets cell tower as ‘femtojack’

January 8, 2010

The Christian Science Monitor

It’s not often that an infomercial product makes its way onto the pages of the Monitor’s Horizons blog, but today is a special day. We’re not going to be praising the Shamwow for its prowess at cleaning up spilled LAN party Mountain Dew, or revisiting the Weezer Snuggie as an economical alternative to USB-powered space heaters. Instead, we’re taking a look at the revamped MagicJack.

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MagicJack makes a femtocell, might make that advertising worth hearing

January 8, 2010


Femtocells now offer cell phone service for $1.70 a month with MagicJack! That’s just $19.95 a year. $19.95 a year! MagicJack’s femtocell works with mobile phones “potentially” from any carrier, though only GSM is mentioned. Apparently just coming within eight feet connects your phone to the femtocell, after which you can supposedly travel anywhere you like in the house. Calls through the femtocell won’t use your minutes. Replace your phone company or get a second line, with MagicJack!

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Digby acquisition brings Chinese presence

November 4, 2009

Austin Business Journal

Austin-based Digby, which builds mobile commerce applications for retailers, has acquired Movaya Wireless Inc., Digby announced Wednesday.

Terms of the transaction, which will be finalized Nov. 15, were not disclosed.

Seattle-based Movaya, founded in 2006 by Stanley Wang and Phil Yerkes, is a mobile software company with an Asian operations center in Chengdu, China. Wang has joined Digby as vice president of engineering, while Yerkes has left the company, Digby CEO and Founder David Sikora said.

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