Deflation: free home phone

Discussion in 'Economics' started by wilburbear, Oct 8, 2010.

  1. LEAPup


    I've thought about the magic jack, but I wonder if leaving a computer on all the time is a bad idea? Sure, we would turn it off when away for over a day, on vacation, out of town, etc.,

    Maybe I can plug it in to an old laptop or desktop that I don't use anymore, and just let it run? Just have fire concerns if the laptop or desktop doesn't shut down if overheated...

    Since ALL I seem to get are telemarketing calls, I'm getting tired of paying $77/month for a phone that I wish wasn't there.:(
  2. pspr


    I tried Ooma which is like magic jack but the quality was so poor I had to go back to my regular line. Even when it does work internet access slows to a crawl when someone uses the phone. I guess if your internet quality is way above normal cable internet you might be OK. My internet service is time warner cable and it wasn't a good experience.