MagicJack App Expired?

MagicJack App Expired?

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Use free magicJack app as home phone My magicJack app expired recently, which was a complete surprise to me. I thought it would remain free as long as I had a paid magicJack account for my magicJack home phone line. Imagine my surprise when I found out magicJack wanted $10 to restore the app to service for another year.

It turns out is free, if you jump through a hoop or two each year. You just need to login to your account, hover over the “Phone Numbers” tab, and click on “View – Renew – Add” in the dropdown menu. In the section titled “magicJack APP Mobile Devices”, click on “Add a Year”,¬† then click on the “Stay Basic” button. Since you have a current magicJack account, you'll get all the functionality of a Preferred account, even though you've clicked on “Stay Basic”.

The last bit you need to do while logged in is to click on the “Checkout now” link in the green banner to activate another year of service. Not to worry though, your shopping cart will show a total of $0.00. Your shopping spree is finished when you click on the “Complete My Order” button.

That wasn't too hard, but you still have a second hoop to jump through. Go to your smartphone and delete the magicJack app, then reinstall it. Once you've completed magicJack's little obstacle course for renewing your magicJack App, you'll be good to go for another year – without parting with any hard earned cash.

The process seems a little complicated РI'm not even sure why I need to renew the app if my magicJack account remains active. It's just one of lifes little mysteries, I guess. Regardless, it's well worth while being able to use my home  phone while I'm on the road in a hotel, restaurant, or other location with available wi-fi.

Just a thought – consider using a VPN service such as Private Internet Access to encrypt your online activity if you're in a public wi-fi area. It's cheap insurance against identity theft and a host of other funk.


Do you have a question or comment about the expiration of your magicJack app? 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.



  1. My magicjack android app works perfectly yet it says to renew on IOS app on Iphone.

    My subscription is already active and paid up for next 3 years. Any suggestions?

    1. Author

      Great question srivhar. I don’t know anyone with two devices (an Android device and an Iphone) connected to a single account. It’s possible magicJack tied your Android device to your magicJack account as they normally do, which means the Android app will remain active as long as your account is paid up. If they were unable to tie your Iphone to your account due to a one-device limit, they may have given you a one year no-account-needed app, which is now expiring – but I’m just guessing. Login to your account and touch base with Support to see if they can shed some light on it – then drop a note back here to let us know how it played out.

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