One of my favorite things about Christmas is that we always take the time on Christmas Day to call my extended family who lives across the country and across the world. With everyone’s busy schedules, we don’t always take the time to stay in touch as well as we should. So it’s nice to have some special time to sit down and have a nice chat with grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins and make the distance a little shorter.
However, a nice long long-distance chat is can be a costly thing. While it is worth every penny to spend that time catching up with family, if there is a way to do that and spend less, I’ll take it! This is why I was so excited about MagicJack. MagicJack is a small device that plugs into your computer’s USB port or the back of your internet router to allow you to make free local and long-distance to the US or Canada calls over WiFi. You can also make low cost international calls, at fantastic rates.
MagicJack has also released their brand new MagicJackGO. The MagicJackGO allows you to enjoy all of the above features with a few more perks! One of these perks is that you can make free international calls to other MagicJack numbers around the world. With MagicJack Go you can also take advantage of the mobile Magicapp that allows you to set your home phone to ring on the go.
This means you can eliminate your home phone service without worrying that you will go over your cell phone minutes. You can also enjoy free conference calling using MagicJack Go, so you can get the entire family together at one time. This season, give a MagicJack, and get your family talking together.
Gift Guide Ratings:
Poor (or Budget for it), Average, Good, Excellent
Availability: Excellent- available through the MagicJack website, Amazon, and large retailers including Walmart, Target and BestBuy.
Price: Good– $59.95 on sale from the MagicJack website right now for $49.95. There is also a $35 annual fee. However, right now you can get a 30 day free trial when you purchase a new MagicJack.
Durability: Good- My sister-in-law has been using MagicJack for years and has never had any kind of issue.
Interactive Features: Excellent– this is a fantastic way to interact with others through the Internet. Plus, with the new MagicApp, there are more ways to interact while on the go.
Value For Money- Excellent– By using MagicJack you can eliminate your monthly home phone bill, and actually save money each month.
Who I would buy it for: I think this would be a thoughtful gift for grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, and anyone who has family or loved ones far away. For a loved one who is far away, the gift of communication is priceless.
One Clever Housewife reader has a chance to win their own MagicJackGo! The giveaway will end at 11:59pm PDT on 12/22. To enter, fill out the form below.
Be sure to stay tuned in to the Holiday Gift Guide all season long for more gift ideas, hands-on reviews and giveaway items to gift to your own family and friends.