I have had Magic Jack since Nov 2007. Long distance, with me on my laptop in the car (when I broke my cell phone wainting for a replacment) - and sending faxes. Best 60.00 dollars I ever spent (5 years). I got my Dad, Daughter, and Sister-in-Law on Magic Jack.
I know there is lot of negitives on magic jack, but, we are talking 20 dollars a year, extra phone (via your internet connection) - sometimes there is an echo, (very very few times with mine), remember, it is only 20 bucks a year, you are not going to get service you get with 35 plus a month. I had vonage before Magic Jack and had NOTHING but problems with them - I hated it - I am quite pleased with Magic Jack and will continue with them as long as they are around.