Apr 12, 2010, 9:56 AM
Post #1 of 10
A gringa friend lives about 80 miles from here. She called me using her Magic Jack (MJ) to my Vonage number. We talked and talked until I knew I was going to run out of minutes on Vonage and get into having to pay for extra time. Probably a high rate. It has never happened to me before. Fortunately, my old Radio Shack cordless phone battery started to poop out, so I told my friend I would call her back with my MJ. I have MJ, Vonage, Skype.
So, after calling her back at her MJ number using my MJ setup (separate corded phone and all), after a few minutes the connection began to poop out. My MJ screen said the call was on hold. She told me later that she just heard some music. We reconnected when she called me back on my Vonage line again. BUT, she swore up and down, reading to me from her MJ screen, that she had dialed my MJ number not my Vonage number. They are in two different area codes and completely different. She said, "I called xxx-xxx-xxxx and sure enough, that is my MJ number, but the call came through to me on my Vonage line. We hung up and she tried it again, making dead sure she was calling my MJ number. And the call again came to me on my Vonage line. Pretty soon the phone battery started to go dead again and I had to call her back using my MJ. This time we did not talk very long and did not experience the "On Hold/Music" thing we had experienced earlier.
I got online with my Vonage account to see what calls I had received, and sure enough, there was the first call, lengthier, about 50 minutes, and later two more calls, all three from my friend's MJ number, the last two almost an hour after the first one, both for just a few minutes each.
Have you ever heard of such a thing?