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Thereis one number we call regularly that rings in their home but no connection is made. The called party tells us that when they pick up they get what soulds like a fax signal. There are no fax machines involved.  The product is magicjack not shown below.

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Is this working properly before? If yes, there could be some internet connection problem. If the internet connection could not provide the required upstream/downstream bandwidth, that would cause the magicJack not to work correctly.

To isolate the problem, try connecting the magicjack into another computer (Win XP or Vista only) but if the same problem occurs, then you need to contact the manufacturer for second opinion.

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