How to Replace Vonage With Magic Jack

by Si Kingston

There are many reasons why you might be considering making the switch from Vonage to MagicJack. The most common reason is, of course, the price. Vonage has plans that start at $29.95 per month for unlimited calls throughout the U.S. and to Puerto Rico. MagicJack costs $39.95, plus shipping and handling, for the first year for unlimited long-distance calling throughout U.S. and Canada, and $19.95 for each additional year of service. Making the switch is easy.

Go to MagicJack.com.

Click on the "Free Trial" button on the MagicJack homepage. You will not be able to opt out of the free trial offer. Enter your shipping and billing information. Wait for your MagicJack product to arrive. In the meantime, you can continue to use Vonage and move to Step 2 once you are ready to install MagicJack.

Cancel your service with Vonage by calling Customer Care at 1-VONAGE-HELP (1-866-243-4357) to speak to an account manager. Vonage representatives are available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m. EST, and Saturday and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. EST.

Uninstall Vonage from your system to keep it from interrupting MagicJack. Turn on your computer, then go to the start menu. Select the "Control Panel" and then access the Vonage software from "Add or Remove Programs." Click "Change or Remove" to remove Vonage from the machine.

Plug in the MagicJack into your computer's USB port.

Allow the device to install the necessary software for it to operate effectively. Follow the installation prompts. During the installation process you will be able to pick your own phone and other customization features. You cannot keep the same phone number you used with Vonage.

Plug in your phone cord, when prompted, into the MagicJack and into the telephone.

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About the Author

Si Kingston has been an online content contributor since 2004, with work appearing on websites such as MadeMan. She is a professional screenwriter and young-adult novelist and was awarded the Marion-Hood Boesworth Award for Young Fiction in 2008. Kingston holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from Mills College.

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