I just wanted to take a moment and address the subject of MagicJack.
You may wonder...What is MagicJack? Well, it's a phone service that claims to save you oodles of money over time...because it lets you do away with landline phone service through someone like Quest, or cell phone service through whomever.
Does MagicJack work the way they say it will? No. Indeed, while I suppose I was being a little bit too trusting with the product when I plugged it into the USB port on my 2010 MacBook Pro, I certainly didn't expect the device to zap my motherboard. THANK GOD MY LAPTOP WAS STILL UNDER WARRANTY -- else blood would have spilled.
Also, it would have been nice to know that the people who call and reach your virtual answering machine must endure a most annoying and embarrassing MagicJack advertisement before being able to leave a message. Very Important People have been trying to reach me over the phone this past week...my mom, my father-in-law, my friends, potential employers...
All I can say is, between the answering machine mortification and the spectacularly poor phone service, I soon felt my soundness of mind start to wane. Tonight, there were at least two important phone calls I wanted badly to make...but after hours of trying to get the #@@#! thing to work, I gave up for fear I might accidentally break my phone...my computer...my cat....my brain....
The two videos below sum things up quite nicely. If you don't like hearing the F-Word, then don't watch the second video; the woman in said video uses the F-Word at least four or five times, but her use of said word is NECESSARY IN ORDER TO EFFECTIVELY COMMUNICATE THE CAUTIONARY TONE OF HER MESSAGE. Indeed, her message to you is my message to you.
As far as the quality of your calls...one's telecommunications experience would be decidedly better using tin cans and long lengths of thin twine, followed closely by smoke signals from atop a high mesa; alternatively, sign language, pantomime and telepathy also would be preferable. One for yes and two for no would also provide a superior teletalk than the MagicJack.
Would I recommend MagicJack to others? Indeed, I would to Jan Tanner and LuAnn Long.
MagicJack works sometimes...and that erstwhile occasion is precisely what causes the biggest migraine. I could go on and on...but I won't, though *whew* thank you, I feel so, so much better now.
Anyone who purchases MagicJack after reading this post is a fool who deserves to be parted of his money.
For those of you who may have been trying to reach me, or who may have been anticipating my call -- SEND ME AN EMAIL: email@example.com.