MagicJack hack turns an Eee PC into a mobile telephone jack

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The MagicJack is USB dongle that you can plug into any computer to enable free or low cost VoIP calls using a standard telephone handset. But if you don’t want to carry around a USB dongle, it turns out you can cut it open and install the components inside a netbook. And that’s exactly what one member of the MagicJack support forums has done.

Basically, he took apart the MagicJack’s plastic shell, attached it to and Asus Eee PC 1000HE motherboard via a USB connection, and drilled a hole in the case to plug in a phone. This particular hack involves swapping out the actual phone jack with a 1/8th inch headphone jack so it will only work with an appropriately configured telephone. But theoretically you could try something similar with a phone jack allowing you to plug in any phone.

When the MagicJack software is running, the netbook won’t go to sleep properly. But there’s a way around that problem.

via Asus Eee Hacks

  • pcphonesoft

    MAGICJACK TIPS: HOW TO PLACE SKYPE CALLS WITH A CORDLESS PHONE

    Users of the magicJack can now enjoy the added benefits of Skype including video calling, conference calling and free Skype to Skype user calls worldwide.

    A new Skype dual mode calling software plugin “SkyjackPlugin” for magicJack users has been released. The plugin allows magicJack and Skype calls to be placed concurrently from the same regular or cordless phone.

    To place Skype calls just dial * before the number you want to call. Speed dial numbers are available for dialing other Skype users. Regular magicJack calls are placed as normal. For incoming calls, just answer the phone when it rings.

    “SkyjackPlugin” can be downloaded at http://www.pcphonesoft.com

  • steve2121

    You can obtain your SIP account information and use routers or any other SIP device at http://magicjackhacks.net

  • steve2121

    You can obtain your SIP account information and use routers or any other SIP device at http://magicjackhacks.net

  • rickdouglas85

    Wow, very cool/interesting! I had no idea that the magic jack device was so friggin' flexible! How incredible.. I'm headed over to check it out more in-depth now. Might reply back with a few questions, if anyone can help, thanks!