MagicJack Makers Develop Free Phone Call Software

Paul Lilly

MagicJack CEO and founder, Dan Borislow, is determined to piss off Ma Bell and shake up the telecom industry. You might remember the MagicJack device from all the infomercials that used to run rampant on late night television, or from CES this past year when Borislow unveiled an updated version. Well, the MagicJack makers are back at it again, this time with a piece of software that promises the ability to place free phone calls from computers, mobile phones, and tablets like Apple's iPad, according to an AP report .

As the AP tells it, "MagicTalk" would even one-up Google Voice by getting rid of fees altogether for landline and cell phones in the U.S. and Canada, and no, users wouldn't be saddled with a time limit.

The way it works is each MagicTalk user would get a phone number that's linked to their software. For a fee, a user could also port his/her existing number over to the service

As planned, the software will make an appearance on Windows and Mac PCs next week, with versions for the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, and Android phones to follow in September or October.

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