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Vonage Mobile® Calling App Vs. magicJack™ Mobile App

The Vonage Mobile® calling app for Android™ and iPhone® is a great option over complicated apps like the magicJack™ mobile app.

First off, if you are looking for a magicJack Android app then Vonage Mobile® is definitely the app for you, because the MagicJack app is only offered for iPhone, iPod Touch® and iPad® users – not on Android phones.

As an Android and iPhone compatible free calling app, Vonage Mobile gives you the ability to make calls in “high-definition” audio for free and text for free with other mobile calling app users, whether they use iPhone apps for calling and texting or prefer using Android calling apps.

Plus usability with the Vonage Mobile free calling app is much easier than the magic jack iPhone app.

Compare some of the differences below.

Using the Magic Jack app There Are Two Options:

  1. Either get a magicJack account, which could be costly depending on what you purchase.
  2. If you don’t have an account you can make outgoing calls to U.S. and Canadian landlines and cell numbers using a Magic Jack mobile number.

The MagicNumber is not a simple phone number but a long multi-digit number that starts and ends with an asterisk/star, like so: *0123456777* This number is to be used for Magic Jack to Magic Jack calls or to have others call you from anywhere, like so:

  • First dialing the access number, not your personal phone number: 1-305-848-TALK (1-305-848-8255).
  • After the prompt, enter the MagicNumber including the asterisks/stars, like so: *01234567*. Please note, if the stars are not entered, the call will not place.

If all of this seems like a lot of inconvenience, just to place or receive one call, check out the simplicity of placing calls with the Vonage Mobile calling app:

All you have to do is go to your already existing contact book as seen in the Vonage Mobile calling app, choose a contact and choose call or text to start talking for free. If your friends don’t yet have the Vonage Mobile calling app, then just choose your contact or dial the number on your dial pad, add credit directly through your iTunes® or Android Market™ account, tap the screen on the calling app to confirm your purchase and enter your iTunes password. It’s that easy!

Plus for a brief time, all calls to all phones in the United States, Canada, & Puerto Rico are free, no matter where you’re dialing from!¹ (up to 3000 minutes per month)

Download Vonage Mobile now and get started using this simple and fun mobile calling app right away! This great Android calling app and iPhone calling app is available for free download in over 100 countries, so visit Vonage Mobile today to get started.

¹Limited time free calling offer to the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico is for personal, non-commercial calling and excludes calls to certain geographic locations, premium and special services numbers, satellite telephony services and other call forwarding services. Not to exceed 3000 minutes per month.