MagicJack has announced that it will soon be extending its no-monthly bill phone service to mobile users too. If you heard about a magic jack, it is a small USB device that allows computer owners with a broadband connection to take advantage of a low-cost VoIP phone service.
A smaller device will replace the existing jack, playing the role of a miniature GSM base station at home, called a femtocell. The femtocell will be used to connect to the user’s computer, using its Internet connection to route the calls. This allows cell phones that use GSM to make calls through the MagicJack femtocell, for free, within the premises of the house which can be as big as 3000 square feet.
Although it may be a good advancements but its still far behind what we all have been expecting from magic jack, i.e., using the service without having a computer switched on and connected in order to make and receive calls.
This progress will do favors for mobile users as they will be able to make free calls, but at the same time, it will have to a bear a lot of criticism from cellular carriers such as AT&T, T-Mobile and other mobile service providers. Some are even asking whether such a device for such a service is legal. The device is announced for within four months.