Well, I finally got around to getting a Magic Jack from Radio Shack today and thought I would give my first impressions of the device. Like the commercial says, it is very easy to setup. Basically, you plug it into a USB port with your computer on and your browser open and it does the rest. It downloads and installs the software and pulls up the registration page when finished. Registration is straightforward and easy. Getting a telephone number was simple. I chose the area code and prefix and they gave me the last four digits. The entire process was amazingly simple and fast. It took all of 3-4 minutes from the time I plugged it into a USB port to being able to make the first call.
As for the audio quality, it is as good as any land line I have used. There is no static, volume is good and now skips or delay etc. I haven’t looked into all the features but you can get voice mail that will send you an email for notification and you can then download the message as a WAV file. I am using it with a DECT 6.0 cordless phone for those interested in such things. Overall, I am pretty impressed but this is the honeymoon phase so I will update this thread periodically as I get more experience with the device.
BTW, I have Comcast internet service, use Windows XP and have a basic run-of-the-mill computer with an Intel E6700 CPU. If you have any questions ask away but I tell you this was a simple process and I don’t have one glitch or complaint to report so far.