A business phone line can be an expensive proposition. When Priscilla and I first started our business, we purchased a cell phone that was used exclusively for business. This worked well for a while, but when we moved the business outside of our home, we found ourselves in an area where the cell reception wasn't very good.
I quickly found out a local business line is much more expensive than a residential line. I was charged $240 a month for 2 phone lines and a fax line. I was also required to agree to keep the service for a minimum of two years.
My wife Priscilla is in the process of starting a new business. When she mentioned the need for a phone line, she wasn't looking forward to signing another two year agreement to have a business line installed. Luckily, she didn't have to.
I talked her into trying the Magic Jack. It's the "As Seen On TV" gadget that has become widely popular. I was extremely skeptical. How well could this thing work? Could it really be plug and play? How good would the sound/voice quality be?
I purchased the device on Amazon for less than $40. That cost includes the cost of the device and the first year of service. After the first year, the device only costs $20 a year to operate.
It took less than 5 minutes to set the device up for use. It simply plugs into your PC's USB slot and connects to the phone line using a standard phone jack. It comes complete with built in voicemail, call forwarding, and three way calling.
The Magic Jack doesn't keep you tied to one location. You can take your Magic Jack around the world. As long as you have internet access, your Magic Jack will work just as it would in your home office.
Here is the best feature!
Magic Jack offers vanity phone numbers for a charge of just $10. For example as a DVD vendor, you could get the phone number 1-XXX-XXX-DVDS. This is a great benefit and makes the Magic Jack a great phone service for your new business.
Good luck with your Magic Jack! Leave me a comment and let me know your experience with this product.