New MagicJack Plus 2014: FULL INSTALLATION, ACTIVATION & REGISTRATION GUIDE

Note: For more basic step-by-step instructions see our other post where specific steps are listed without any commentary or pictures.

See our full step-by-step guide to installing the magicJack devices below. This guide is more complete than any other site on the web or even the official site.

MagicJack Plus 2014 is the latest in the series of market leading internet calling (VoIP) devices available with a favorable price tag. Retaining the best features of its award-winning predecessor, magicJack Plus, released in 2011-12, it steps up the game with better installation options and a wider array of features.

Device Upgrade: The device itself, adds slightly to its weight and size, thanks to two USB ports and an additional SDIO interface to the side. These add to the existing Ethernet ports for phone and internet. Power adapter, Ethernet cable and USB extension cord round off the package.

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Image 1: The new MagicJack Plus 2014 has additional USB port and SDIO port

Installation Help: Out of our advanced guide below, the MagicJack Plus 2014 box comes with an installation manual as well as video guidelines on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRR2jSSduHg). Each of these are well documented with clear, precise instructions regarding the steps to follow.

Installation Steps: The installation procedure for MagicJack Plus 2014 delivers on its pre-release buzz of making the computer redundant. Happily for the existing users, it still retains the necessary features for traditional three-step installation using a computer.

MagicJack Plus 2014 installation and use WITH a computer:

  1. Connect your MagicJack Plus 2014 to the computer using USB port and the Phone to other end of the MagicJack device using the Ethernet cable.
  2. For a windows device (PC, windows tablet), the MagicJack Plus software loads automatically. For MAC or iOS devices (iPhone, iPad), you will need to double click the MagicJack Plus icon which will begin the installation.

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Image 2: The new MagicJack Plus 2014 set up with a computer

  1. If you’re a new user, click the blue button marked “Click Here Now” (under the text “To complete Registration”) in the left window of the installation screen and follow along the steps to register with your personal information (Image 3). You will get options to select a number of your choice during this process.

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Image 3: The new MagicJack Plus 2014 app registration

  1. As a handy alternative, you can also download the MagicJack Plus 2014 app (called magicApp) from Apple app-store or play-store and install on your mobile/tablet device. Once you select the relevant option (refer: Image 4) and finish installation, you’re ready to make calls using your device.

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Image 4: The new MagicJack Plus 2014 app installation

  1. The problem with this method is that you have to keep your laptop or computer ON as the primary device for the connection as long you are wanting to make or receive any calls. Tablets or Smartphones may also be used as internet devices.

Typically, for calls of longer duration, this could hinder the experience, as the computer may drift off to ‘power-saving’ or ‘hibernate’ mode, causing potential interruptions in service. Additionally, it also means there’d be higher power consumption as both internet modem and computer would need to be powered on for the duration of the call. While the benefits of making unlimited calls all over the Internet usually outweighs these problems, the option of being able to use the new MagicJack Plus 2014 without the computer certainly means one less operational layer and better continuity in calls.

Do remember that even if you plan to use the device without a computer, you will need to connect to the computer once to register (if you’re a first time user) or transfer service (if you’re an existing user). The instructions to do so, including the information regarding registration, are available at the back of the device.

MagicJack Plus 2014 installation and use WITHOUT a computer:

  1. Connect your MagicJack Plus 2014 to the power adapter using USB port.
  2. Connect the internet modem or router to the MagicJack Plus 2014 device using the Ethernet cable, plugging in each end of the cable to the Ethernet ports on the devices.
  3. Plug in the desired telephone to the MagicJack Plus 2014 device.
  4. Plug in the power adapter to a power source and your hardware is ready to receive and make calls over internet.
  5. Open up your web browser and visit mjreg.com on your laptop, computer, tablet or smartphone. You can transfer service from an old device, or upgrade an existing account to add the MagicJack Plus 2014, besides creating a brand new registration.
  6. The activation code is sent to you via an email. Do remember that the area code for location may not be available for your magicJack number.

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Image 5: The new MagicJack Plus 2014 set up without a computer

While the overall procedure to set up, install and activate is fairly straightforward, there are few things to remember:

  • During the registration process, the computer, tablet or smartphone used for registration must be on the same network as the MagicJack Plus 2014 device.
  • One of the frequent customer complaints involves Error 3002, which pertains to multiple device connectivity permissions for the modem. Before you invest in MagicJack, call your internet service provider (ISP) and ensure that your modem allows more than one device to access internet through it. Another option is to connect your MagicJack device directly to one of the Ethernet ports of the router.
  • If you own multiple MagicJack devices and plan to ‘upgrade’ or transfer service, be advised that the process usually de-activates the older device and robs you of any left-over subscription time you might have accrued on the old device. Thus it may be prudent to create a new account instead.
  • Support for the Windows 8 operating system is flaky. Unfortunately, the online support isn’t great either. Drivers developed by independent developers, downloadable at websites like this, come to rescue.

On the whole, the new MagicJack Plus 2014 shows a marked improvement in flexibility of installation and device activation options. While for an existing user, it might be worth waiting until the WiFi options are fully active; for the new users, it provides an attractive combination of features, better device connectivity options and a friendly price-tag.

I just received magic jack go last week l need to register my unit to start using it and when page comes up to make free phone calls it keeps asking for a password that I don’t have. It says to go to my email for password but there’s nothing there.

I have installed magic plus with wifi now for some time but never bothered to set up the wifi but I
would like to have it set-up now how do I go about registering it now ??

Cannot dial out. Keep getting dial tones.
Cannot register. Says MJ server may be down.

Can receive calls

Tried uninstall and re-install

Still same

There’s a lot of problems here about installing their new magic jack.
I wonder if they weren’t able to read the instructions in magic jack website…

I didn’t have much issue in installing my magic jack on comp & iphone.
I love to read… not unless the unit is defective, then it wont work.

Hi,

I just bought the magicJackGO from a BESTBUY store, I have finished installation by myself. I can call out using it, but I cannot finish my registration, could you help me?

Thanks
YOUXIN GAO

I just recently purchased Magic Jack Plus; but I was unable to complete the set-up process successfully. Could it be because, I currently use a wireless router with my high speed internet service? Therefore will I be able to use Magic Jack Plus?

I hooked up my magic jack plus. I plugged the ethernet into my router; then I plugged the complete unit into a wall socket. At this time I don’t get a dial tone. I think I need to register and to get another phone number. Please help. Thank you.

No comment at the Moment; I am now in the process of a new Installation of the product; and i am having a hard time. Can i talk to a live Customer service person on the phone to guidde me through this new Set up?

I bought magic jack and I don’t know how to install it it wont let me register it and it is very fustraiting

I I have recently installed my new Magic Jack. My phone number is 954 353 0220.
However, I have a problem. Having been congratulated and told that I am now registered on several occasions, when I try to make a call, the voice comes on to say that I am not registered and need to register again. I’ve repeated the process on several occasions – up to today – and am not having any joy.
Please advise me what I can do to resolve this problem.

Sam Rawlins

I have installed my magicjackplus I can call out but I can’t receive a call what am I doing wrong please help . My phone #is 902 -857-3688 thank you Paul.

I have installed MagicJackGO to a phone that has an answering machine. The phone does not ring when calling the number. I can call out on the phone. The mute button is not on so that is not the problem. Thank you for your help…….Please also call if it is possible ….. My cell is 781-249-9485 Don

I do have problems with my magic jack.
most of the time when a want to make a call,
I get a message that says: error….

I too had difficulty registering my mj and over an hour with live chat did not help. I would only get so far in the process and then an invoice looking screen would show up but there were no action/register buttons on that screen to complete the process. I finally attached the mj to my laptop, did the registration process again (for the 4th time) and it worked! then I reconnected the mj to my router and all is well. its working fine now. I think maybe the problem was that I was using Windows xp on my desktop. Windows 7 on my laptop worked fine. who knows?

When I first received my magic jack plus it worked fine. Now it’s not working. What do I need to do to get it back working?

My Magicjack Plus is telling me that there is a system error, I must try again later. But every time I try again it is telling me the samething.

I attempted to register the MJ+2014 , but MJ+ only loaded the software. The pop-up windows did not showed up for registration. I shut down both the Windows 7 firewall and the avast antivirus and plugged in the MJ+ again, but no luck at all. I re-activated the Windows 7 firewall and avast antivirus again, then I removed the MJ+ software. This time I deactivated Windows 7 firewall and the antivirs first. I plugged in MJ+ to reload the software. The pop-up windows for MJ+ registration was enabled.

MagicJack needs to list an e-mail address and a phone number where they can be reached. I didn’t want to use a credit card. I want to be billed at my snail mail address. Also, I don’t want to pay for 911 calls but there’s no way to arrange to do either on the registration page that I can see. It just blips you from one page to another without giving a choice.
Aggravating to say the least.

I received my new majic jack plus has not been able to get it to work please call me at 904-505-3080 to help me get it up and running the cords are to large for my router what else can i dO

That author never does reveal what difference or advantage by registering. That the dongle even permits registration must mean something is different between a non-registered and registered dongle. “Begin making calls” could mean you can make outbound calls but cannot receive inbound calls because registration is what assigns a phone number to your dongle. That’s just a guess because the author was absent to mention just what features are available in a non-registered dongle.

Although the hype for “The New 2014 magicJack Plus+” product is that it supports wifi, it does not as yet. The product has been out for awhile but wifi support has not yet been enabled. When contacted, the company won’t release information about when they plan to enable the wifi feature. So all customers that bought the Plus+ (wifi) version are finding wifi is not usable. Hopefully the new chip, more memory, and other hardware features will provide better quality and get rid of the too often occurring echoing and cutouts so customers are getting something more when paying for the new still-wifi-crippled wifi-version of the Plus dongle.

Is this a defective device? I received it from Magic jack on line advertisement in oct 2013 for $41.99 My calls to magicjack business office were not helpful. How can I get this resolved?

this MJ 2014 modle does not install correctly with my window 8 cpmputor nor due I get a registration screen. All upgrade dnloads were useless as TS by local techs did not get it to work, MJ online service was worthless along with cable support (they had no info) So much for the ease of installation! What crap!! I was able to install in power recept and router to get it up working, but guess what? The registration page no workee!! Now how do I apply my old MJ acct phone number from an older 2011 MJPlus which is expiring tomorrow?

I tried to keep my previous number but I had cancelled it with previous provider before I hooked up with magic jack. How can I get a new number as right now I can only phone out.

I plug my new mJ+ into a USB port on my Windows 8 machine and the software does not install automatically. Is this a defective device or is there a known problem with Windows 8?