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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.
Although Google has become extremely successful as a search engine, it should be careful about entering into new ventures, head on with the same confidence, as they might not be as profitable.
According to reports, Google plans to begin selling its own cell phone directly to consumers, which could cause its partners some concern.
This is because if Google enters the market without a wireless carrier as a partner (which can be a possibility), Google would either have to sell the phone at a much higher price than the competition in the market, or subsidize it as other carriers do now.