If you’re like me, then you don’t sleep at night. And you might find yourself mindlessly watching hours of infomercials while wondering who buys this crap? I have a hard time believing any claim made on an infomercial. Especially when the word FREE is repeated ad nauseum. As a rule of thumb, the more times I hear “FREE” the more the item actually costs—the same goes for the happiness of the people in the commercial and my satisfaction with the product. But every once in a while, you see something that has potential, and you might just find use in it.
Enter: The magicJack.
In theory it appears to be the cheapest way to make phone calls to land-lines in the US, and on-par with Skype’s free internet-to-internet phone calls. The units are cheaper than Skype’s phones, $59.99 gets you the unit and a 1 year use contract. The jack itself plugs into any USB port and then you plug any normal land-phone into the jack. Then you start making phone calls. Two Magic Jack users can call eachother for free across the world as well.
As a raging skeptic, I tried to find proof that this is a scam. So far I have found none. And I’m kicking myself for not grabbing that great headset on the last Woot Off.