Thanks again for all the comments! One more question: normally, with friends and family, I can call anyone with a Verizon phone without using any of my minutes.....will this feature work while I'm in Mexico, meaning when I call my kiddo (we share our minutes) will I have to use some of our minutes or will the call be with free minutes?
Rooster: while many people here love Magic jack, I've bought 3 jacks only to have the second and third one break when almost new....and Magic Jack customer service just jacked me around (ha ha) and never reimbursed me or sent me a working model. The first one lasted a full year before the solders inside broke, but their lies (about replacing the nonworking ones) ticked me off. Since I had my computer and internet access , I bought Skype for $6.99/month for unlimited calls Mex to US and Canada and felt it was a great deal.