How to Set Up Magic Jack

By Maya Walker

Updated September 28, 2017

When you receive a call while using magicJack, answer calls as you normally would.
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MagicJack uses your existing Internet connection to make calls. You can use any cordless or corded phone and the device works with Windows-based and Mac computers. In addition to being able to make and receive calls, you can also use many of the features you would find with a traditional phone line such as caller ID and voice mail.

Plug the magicJack device into an empty USB port on your computer.

Plug a phone line into the slot on the magicJack. Plug the other end of the line into your phone. Wait for the computer to recognize the device. Installation should begin automatically.

Select “Click to Register” and click the radio button to select the option that indicates how you obtained your magicJack. Click “Next.”

Enter your e-mail address and either your credit card number or order number. Click “Next.”

Click the radio button to indicate whether your magicJack account is already established or if you need to create an account. If your account was previously established, enter your login information. If you need to create a new account, select a user name and password. Click “Next.”

Enter your name and address in the appropriate fields and click “Next.” Agree to the “Terms and Conditions” by checking the box and click “Next. “

Select a phone number from the list of available numbers and follow the installation wizard to accept additional options such as requesting a Canadian or vanity number. Click “Close Window” when you reach the confirmation message. You should receive a confirmation e-mail message.

Click the activation link in the e-mail. Enter your e-mail address and password. The magicJack device is now ready to use.