Is Free International Calling Possible with MagicJack?
US and Canadian residents can call almost any number in either country for free with magicJack. Not everyone knows overseas callers can call the United States or Canada for free using magicJack. Still fewer people know that free international calling is possible between two magicJacks, even when both are located outside the US or Canada.
MagicJack to MagicJack Calls Are Always Free
This means that someone in Canada can call a friend in India for free, as long as the party in India has a magicJack. Similarly, the party in India can make free calls to the US or Canada. Free international calling goes one step further; magicJack allows free calls between any two magicJacks, no matter where they are. For example, if one party lives in Ireland and another lives in Japan, the call is free.
It doesn't matter what time of day the call is made. It doesn't matter what day of the week the call is made. Free international calling is available between two magicJack accounts – anytime.
Some Restrictions Apply
Note that there are some countries that do not permit calls using magicJack. Free international calling is a challenge at best in such places. Some users may be able to make use of a VPN, proxies, or other work around. Most users will be unable to use magicJack where it has been banned, however. A good way to check whether calls are possible is to visit magicJack's page showing international rates. If the country is listed, free calls between magicJacks are possible. If the country is not listed, you can investigate further by contacting magicJack's online help .
Always Register in the Unites States or Canada First!
A word of caution: at the present time, all magicJacks must be registered in the US or in Canada. Once registered, they can be shipped and used anywhere with a suitable internet connection.
Verify you and your friends or relatives can answer “Yes” to all three of the following points:
- Is the internet connection fast enough for all involved?
- Is magicJack permitted where everyone will be using it?
- Do you have someone who can register your magicJack in either the US or Canada?
That's it! If you can clear all three hurdles, you can use magicJack to make free international calls to your friends and family!
Do you have a question or comment about free international calling with your magicJack? Drop a note in the comment box below and put it out there for all to see! You may find the answer you're looking for – or perhaps you'll hear from another sympathetic user.