CES 2010: magicJack Positioning to Become Next Biggest Internet Phone Company

magicjack for cell phones
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magicJack maker YMax plans to start selling a a magicJack for cell phones in about 4 months for about $40. The gadget will plug into your PC and which then acts like a cell phone tower, so that if your cell phone is within range (about 8ft) of your PC, the call will be routed through the magicJack and over the Internet via VoIP.

While YMax CEO Dan Borislow claims this gadget is legal within an individual’s home, we expect the lawsuits to roll in quickly from the carriers.


Most mobile phones like the blackberry torch available at www.dialaphone.co.uk will work with the device, for more information check out the dialaphone blog.


  1. I like the MagicJack, but would prefer a MagicJack router that has these capabilities built in, so I won't have to keep a big energy hog like my computer running all the time. It's going to melt down into a big overheated blob before too long. I guess I'll have to go do the hack to make a VOIP router emulate the MagicJack.

  2. Bob – more power to ya. If you can create a femtocell out of a VoIP router, let us know, and we'll give you your own article and voice right here on GfG!

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