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October 5, 2009 / Marco

FemtoJack Femtocell – A Wonderful Solution To Cell Phone Overage Charges?

I recently read a report that the Ymax Corporation would soon be coming out with a femtocell called the femtoJack. If this is true and the manufacturers can get technology issues worked out before some beats them to it it could be one of the biggest products over the next 5 years.

In case you all don’t know, the magic Jack is a small USB device that can be used to route landline phone calls through the web in order to save money. The magic Jack can be purchased for around $40 USD and then only costs about $20 USD per year thereafter. The magic Jack is very small, about the same size as a typical USB drive, and is a great idea. The magic Jack however seems to be for U.S. and Canadian residents only at this time.

The new product, the femtoJack, works in a very similar fashion as the magic Jack. The only difference is that it is used to route mobile phone calls through the web instead of landline calls. The femtoJack uses femtocell technology and allows all calls within range of it to be routed over the web. The idea is that most cellular companies will work out a deal with the Ymax company and people will be able to get unlimited cell phone minutes while in range of their femtoJack for a very small yearly fee.

If Ymax Corp can get this product out in a hurry and be the first ones to implement such technology then I anticipate that it will be one of the biggest products over the next few years, especially considering the good magic Jack reviews I have read up to this point.. Now the only question is how they will deal with accessibility issues and if it will be offered internationally. I certainly hope they can deal with both of these issues so that I can get a femto Jack for myself.


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  1. Amir / Oct 19 2009 10:51 pm

    I have heard that the femtoJack is suppose to available during the 1st quarter of 2010 but I caution that the release dates of new products are often unpredictable and change. We are still waiting for an “official” announcement from the magicJack company that they are indeed working on the femtoJack. We have only seen unofficial statements from when the Ymax (parent company of magicjack) CEO was interviewed.

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