How to Use Magicjack for International Calls

Updated February 21, 2017

The MagicJack device allows you to make phone calls over the Internet using a regular household telephone. Plug any landline telephone into the MagicJack, then plug the MagicJack into a USB port on a computer that has broadband Internet access. Use your phone and the MagicJack to dial local and long distance calls for free after paying a yearly free to MagicJack.

Connect your landline phone to the MagicJack.

Plug the MagicJack into a USB port on your computer that has broadband Internet access.

Dial a number in Canada from the United States, or from Canada to the United States, and the call is free. To call Canada, dial "1" plus the area code, plus the local number.

Go to the My MagicJack website and log in with your e-mail address and password.

Click "Add Credit" under "International Dialing." Click "Rates" to see how much it costs to call different countries with MagicJack.

Click "Add to Your International Prepaid Balance," then click on an amount you want to add, such as £6 or £26.

Enter your credit card and billing information, then click "Next," then confirm your order for prepaid international minutes at the prompt. You can now dial international calls with MagicJack.

Dial "011" plus the country code, the city code and the local number when calling an international number located anywhere besides Canada.

Things You'll Need

  • Credit card
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Julius Vandersteen has been a freelance writer since 1999. His work has appeared in “The Los Angeles Times,” “Wired” and “S.F. Weekly.” Vandersteen has a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from San Francisco State University.