The popular Internet phone gadget, magicJack is set to launch magicTalk, a new service which allows you to make free calls from your computers, smart phones and iPads to landline and cellphones in the US and Canada, with no time limits on the calls, and users would only get charged if they try to make a call while outside the U.S. and Canada
magicJack is known for its USB based VOIP hardware. Unlike magicJack, magicTalk software will be purely software based service which works on Windows and Mac operating systems and will be available next week. There will also be versions for smart phones and tablets including Android, BlackBerry, iPhone and iPad etc, which will likely be out sometime in September or October.
Though users cannot make free international calls, Magic Talk can still be considered revolutionary and next generation technology since they do not have any restriction to call any phone within US & Canada. MagicTalk would stand apart from competitors like Skype, which charges users to make calls to phone numbers, and Google Voice, which requires users to make calls from their own phones.
Each magicTalk user gets a phone number associated with the software and can even choose to port over any existing numbers to magicTalk at a cost. Although magicTalk calls won’t be limited in duration, the company has specified it’s not intended for nonstop calls around the clock.