Yeah, I pushed the 1st generation device a little too hard today. I gave it another test to see how using magicjack in Mexico went. The test happened here when I was traveling near Mexico City and it was different than any test I’ve run before, in fact one that I almost surely knew was doomed to fail.
Hell, my Toshiba laptop almost ate it at the same time. I really was pushing the envelope today out at Hidalgo….
So what was I up to? Not much, except testing the MJ on dialup, wireless and super low bandwidth connections. All things they tell you not to do. At one point I started getting weird load errors and the majicjack software wouldn’t even load.
But I’m back home now, on the good old Cablevision cable internet connection again, and the MJ is working again like a champ, just like normal.
So the moral of the story is to not do what they tell you not to do in the first place. If you have a dialup internet connection, magicjack (or any VoIP phone for that matter) is not for you. Especially in the mountains of Mexico.
Now that I’ve thoroughly tested the magicJack in Mexico I’m very tempted to take it on my trip soon to Latin American and next year for my parade around South American where I plan to hit Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Peru and Chile. Yes, I’m trying to escaped any cold weather as best I can. Speaking of vacations that is one of the huge advantages of having a magicJack (which you can read more about on our FAQs page about the device). You can take your landline anywhere in the world with you and never miss a call. I suggest if you hit even half the places I go to then you should get the magicJack. Happy travels and enjoy the freedom while not missing anybody who needs to contact you.