How to Change the Magic Jack Phone Number
By Benjamin Aries
The MagicJack service allows customers to place and receive phone calls through a computer instead of a traditional phone line. Unlike a landline, MagicJack allows people to select a state and area code for their personal number. Users can also customize a vanity number to make their contact information more memorable. If a customer moves to a new city or would like a different vanity number, he can quickly make this change from the MagicJack website.
Access your MagicJack online account (see link in the Resources section). Enter the phone number and password associated with the account, and press "Login."
Select the "Phone Numbers" menu tab. Click the option labelled "View - Renew - Add." Choose "Add a Phone Number."
Choose one of the listed options for the new number. Select "Vanity Number" if you wish to customize your phone number. Standard U.S. and Canadian number options are also available.
Check the box marked "I elect to accept free outgoing service." This allows free outgoing calls to phones in the United States. MagicJack must ask this question for legal purposes. If you leave the box unchecked, the MagicJack service will only accept incoming calls.
Confirm that you wish to change the MagicJack number. Click "I understand and would like to change my number." Select a state, area code and city for the new number.
Press the "I Want to Choose..." button to set the last four digits of the number, or click "No Thanks. I want the last four digits assigned automatically" to receive a random number.
Click the "Checkout" button. Fill out the requested payment information to complete the transaction. As of September 2012, the standard fee to change a MagicJack number is $10. Vanity numbers may require an additional fee.
Benjamin Aries has been involved in digital media for much of his life and began writing professionally in 2009. He has lived in several different states and countries, and currently writes while exploring different parts of the world. Aries specializes in technical subjects. He attended Florida State University.