MagicJack Pays $50K In Lawsuit Settlement
One of GetUSB.info’s most popular post’s is the Review: MagicJack Phone article that talks about the product and services as experienced by one of my contributing editors. Today, we find out that MagicJack paid $50Gs to Boing Boing in a defamation lawsuit pertaining to an article they wrote.
So what was all the fuss? Boing Boing uncovered some interesting information about the MagicJack which we didn’t realize during our review. The MagicJack uses customer profiles, locations and call habits to push targeted ads to the MagicJack software interface.
Boing Boing reports that during the purchase of the product, activation of the product or support for the product, at no time is the user aware of these terms and conditions.
Now, I don’t think the ad sponsored business plan is a bad one, but giving the users a heads-up or opt-out choice is definitely needed. Even with the small amount of ad space used for such an incredibly cheap and convenient product is not a big deal [in my eyes].
So here is our official notice: be aware of this fact before buying a MagicJack phone. To read the full review of this wonderful product, please visit the original article: Review: MagicJack Phone.
Source: Boing Boing.
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