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In Memory of Jacques "Jack" Berlin
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MagicJack presentation/demo
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November 05, 2009, 10:31:01 pm
Hello all,

Jack Berlin is going to be out of town for the November General Meeting and I was thinking about trying to do a presentation and/or demonstration on MagicJack. This is the dongle VOIP real telephone connection that can be used on a PC or Mac with most any broadband connection. 

I don't have one of these yet, but I am thinking about getting one soon and thought it might be interesting to show or demo at the meeting. Not sure if it will work for sure through the UB wi-fi system but I am sure we could at least try it out. Another possibility would be to connect to the internet using a Cellular wireless data card and hookup that way.

Does anyone have any opinions on this idea???

Don Koepf

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* November 06, 2009, 01:56:27 am
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VOIP is cool, Don.  Messed around with MagicJack on a friends system and it worked well.  She eventually went with Vonage.  My sons and I keep in touch via, initially iChat, then Skype, and now ooVoo, and they are all very cool too.  Our 3-way video chats via DSL and FiOS are low-latency, real-time, and all synched up...

Frank

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November 06, 2009, 10:25:29 am
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We could try it at the windows or internet sig ahead of time.  I'm not sure what you need to demo ???? I'll check the web for info/demos.

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November 08, 2009, 05:07:56 pm
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Sounds like an interesting subject to me. I am sure that it would be of interest to a lot of the other members. BTW, Skype worked on the UB System so maybe MagicJack would work.

Jerry
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November 17, 2009, 12:33:31 pm
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Well guys, I have my MagicJack and it works fine. I will bring it tonight to the Internet sig and try it out at UB to verify it works. I will bring a wired phone and a wireless phone to try it on along with my laptop, just iin case someone should object to the software being installed on the club laptop. See you then!

Don

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