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Just wanted to share with everyone.

Last October I purchased a Magic Jack from Walmart for $40

I set it up on my fiance's laptop in Turkey when I was visiting, it issues you a US phone number

I call him whenever I want without dialing country codes as if I was dialing in the US, not even dialing 1

and he can call my cell, home or whatever number I have, whereever I am.

We are on the phone day and night;)

It saves all the headache with sometime slow internet lines and it saved us a lot of money.

You only pay $40

In case you didnt know, might wanna try

You can also set it up and mail it to your other half;)

:)))

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
Timeline

Thanks for sharing - that really makes life easy


Sent I-129 Application to VSC 2/1/12
NOA1 2/8/12
RFE 8/2/12
RFE reply 8/3/12
NOA2 8/16/12
NVC received 8/27/12
NVC left 8/29/12
Manila Embassy received 9/5/12
Visa appointment & approval 9/7/12
Arrived in US 10/5/2012
Married 11/24/2012
AOS application sent 12/19/12

AOS approved 8/24/13

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Cuba
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to bad i cant do that in cuba :(



»-(¯'v'¯)-»Lisel & Javier »-(¯'v'¯)-»

K-1 TIMELINE

I - 129F SENT .................. 01/26/2012

I - 129F DELIVERED ...........01/30/2012
NOA1 TEXT/EMAIL ............02/04/2012 (01:45 AM)
NOA1 LETTER .....................02/06/2012
TOUCH ...............................02/10/2012
RFE TEXT/EMAIL ..................02/29/2012 (11:45 AM)
RFE LETTER ..........................03/02/2012
RFE SENT ..............................03/06/2012
RFE DELIVERED .....................03/07/2012
TOUCHED ( RFE) ....................03/08/2012 ( 10:33 AM)
NOA2 TEXT/EMAIL ..................03/27/2012 (04:15 PM)
NOA2 LETTER .........................03/30/2012
NVC RECIEVED ( CASE #) ...........04/05/2012
MEDICAL EXAM .........................04/24/2012
PICK UP MEDICAL EXAM..............05/24/2012
INTERVIEW DAY ..........................07/12/2012
VISA ON HAND ............................07/19/2012
REQUEST FOR CARTA BLANCA .......07/24/2012
CARTA BLANCA ON HAND .............08/17/2012
ARRIVAL ........................................08/28/2012
TOTAL ........................................... 7 MONTHS

AoS/EAD/AP/timeline:
I-485 SENT ....................11/16/2012
NOA-1 TEXT/EMAIL ..............11/23/2012 (9:55 AM)
NOA-1 LETTER ..................11/26/2012
BIOMETRICS LETTER .............12/01/2012
BIOMETRICS APPOINTMENT ........12/24/2012
TOUCH (RFE) ...................12/06/2012
RFE LETTER ...................12/08/2012
TOUCH(RFE).....................12/28/2012
EAD/AP NOA-2 Email Aproval ....02/02/2013
EAD/AP ARRIVED ................02/15/2013

I-485 Interview ............01/21/2014

Approval Notice Text/Email..01/21/2014

Card Production..............01/22/2014

Card Sent ..................01/24/2014

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Just a reminder that there is an annual fee for MJ. So if you are still using it after 12 months, you'll need to pay another $30 (or so), or it will stop working.

Small price to pay though.


11-24-2006 Annette and I meet in Rome

09-09-2008 Engaged!

01-30-2009 Fiance petition filed

03-22-2009 Fiance petition approved. Case moves to U.S. embassy in London

04-01-2009 Package received from U.S. embassy in London

06-01-2009 Visa Medical (London)

06-23-2009 K1 Visa Interview (London)

06-27-2009 Passport returned by embassy. K1 Visa received!!

07-04-2009 Fly to Denver (port of entry - Houston, TX)

07-25-2009 We are married (the joint happiest day of my life)

08-07-2009 Social Security number obtained

08-20-2009 AOS, Advanced Parole and Employment Authorization forms filed

09-24-2009 Biometrics appointment (Aurora, CO)

10-05-2009 Advanced Parole received

10-09-2009 Employment Authorization received

10-13-2009 Colorado Learner's permit obtained and driving test scheduled

10-21-2009 Driving test taken and passed

11-30-2009 Green Card Interview (Centennial, CO)

12-08-2009 Green Card received

01-04-2010 Employed

01-28-2011 Our daughter is born (the other happiest day of my life)!

11-21-2011 Filed for Removal of Conditions

12-28-2011 Biometrics appointment (Aurora, CO)

03-16-2012 Card production ordered

03-23-2012 Card received

09-04-2012 Application for Naturalization filed

10-05-2012 Biometrics appointment (Aurora, CO)

12-11-2012 Naturalization Interview (Centennial, CO)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kuwait
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WOWIE! thanks so much. i did wonder about it. is there no monthlty fees? and is the set up easy? i am a bit of a spazz on the pc =/

I've been using it for over a year now and there are no monthly fees. The setup is pretty straight forward. It was fairly simple.

Also, I buy international minutes, which are a good price through magicjack, so I can call his cell phone when needed.

Plus when buying your intenational minutes you can assign a second number to associate with the account so I have my cell phone added on there and I call a Florida number, dial the number and it re-routes my call. I use this when we are not near our magicjacks and I need to call him.


K-1 to Citizenship - 6 year immigration journey: January 2012 to January 2018

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i used magic jack before and i had the renew it online but theres an error message pops up so technically i stopped using it...

the best thing to use is viber!

just install it thru your iphone or any android ready celphone

plus a fast wifi connection is needed

viola!!! unlimited tx and call anywhere in the world....and its for free!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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The Magic Jack is a godsend, si man. Mrs. T-B. gave several to her family members, and their use has saved everyone untold zillions of dollars in international phone calls.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I've been using it for over a year now and there are no monthly fees. The setup is pretty straight forward. It was fairly simple.

Also, I buy international minutes, which are a good price through magicjack, so I can call his cell phone when needed.

Plus when buying your intenational minutes you can assign a second number to associate with the account so I have my cell phone added on there and I call a Florida number, dial the number and it re-routes my call. I use this when we are not near our magicjacks and I need to call him.

International rates depend on the country. For my wife's country, Vietnam, MagicJack is 30 cents a minute. She can use other services like V247 for less than a 5 cents a minute.

Anyway, MagicJack is extremely cool if your spouse or fiancee has an internet connection. They don't even need particularly fast service since MagicJack doesn't need high bandwidth, though a dial-up internet connection won't be fast enough.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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Ok, does anyone know if it will work in Russia for Sveta to call me (and her family to call her after the move)? And what if there is no landline phone, but a high speed Internet card on a laptop pc, will it work??? Thanks in advance!!!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Kuwait
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International rates depend on the country. For my wife's country, Vietnam, MagicJack is 30 cents a minute. She can use other services like V247 for less than a 5 cents a minute.

Anyway, MagicJack is extremely cool if your spouse or fiancee has an internet connection. They don't even need particularly fast service since MagicJack doesn't need high bandwidth, though a dial-up internet connection won't be fast enough.

Of course. I get 12 cents a minute on MJ, but I don't use the international dialing primarily. Certainly if I had to use it more, I'd hope to find something cheaper like you. :)


K-1 to Citizenship - 6 year immigration journey: January 2012 to January 2018

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install viber or voxer thru your iphone or any android phones

no charges!!!!

free tx and call anywhere in the world

this is better than mahic jack coz it doesnt need a pc and a telephone unit

at jamie yes you can use it in russia

try downloading it now!

but dont forget the other party you need to call needs to install it too

ty

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Nigeria
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Ok, does anyone know if it will work in Russia for Sveta to call me (and her family to call her after the move)? And what if there is no landline phone, but a high speed Internet card on a laptop pc, will it work??? Thanks in advance!!!!!!

You dont need a landline. If you have high speed that is great. It works better that way


08/01/12-Married08/17/12-Applied for Social Security Card09/23/12-Husband received his Social Security card!09/27/12-Filed AOS09/28/12-AOS package received10/01/12-Text message from USCIS10/03/12-Check cashed10/09/12-NOA1 for I485,I765,I131 AND Biometrics Appointment Letter10/24/12-Biometrics Appointment12/11/12-EAD and AP Approved-75 days12/14/12-EAD/AP Card Production ordered12/21/12-EAD/AP Card came in the mail06/22/13-Green Card Approved06/27/13-Greed Card Production Ordered06/29/13-Green Card came in the mail<p>

04/09/15-Mailed ROC

04/10/2015-Package received

04/14/2015-Check cashed

06/02/2015-Called Service Center (still no NOA1) Service request found out wrong address on paperwork! :(

06/03/2015-Called to get address updated Ar11 online add change didnt work-got infopass for June 10th

06/10/2015-Went to info pass appt. Hubby got a 1yr. Extension stamp in his passport and biometrics done

08/12/2015-ROC Approved. Got letter in the mail.

08/29/2015-received new card in the mail.

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