With magicJack being advertised as a free long distance phone service, many users don’t seem to know that there is a cost involved when making international long-distance calls.
Of course there are additional fees when it comes to making international calls, because the international companies charge magicJack for connecting to their services. So magicJack has to pass those costs on to you.
Now it’s all a matter of opinion as to whether these costs are low, high, or middle-of-the-road. You can review the current rate schedules and fees by clicking the link below:
How do you buy international phone service? In the magicJack software, in the lower right-hand corner is a button you can click to buy prepaid credits for international minutes. I’m not sure what size blocks they sell these in, if it’s per minute, or if it’s sold in dollar amount chunks.
One thing I would like to see from magicJack, is a flat rate international plan similar to what Skype has. I realize they’re trying to stay away from anything similar to monthly fee structures. But a lot of people would still pay 10 or 12 bucks a month for international calls to their favorite country or countries.
Of course, this is just my two cents. You can form your own opinion though…