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June 1, 2010

Skype/ Magic Jack/ Post Office Kit Questions Answered

I have been getting questions about Skype , Magic Jack and the free post office kit.

Magic Jack information is here:

Magic Jack

You can buy them at Best buy, Wal- Mart and other electronic places. We bought ours for $30 at Best Buy. It has been wonderful except for a small time when it didn't work
Skype info is here:    SKYPE

You download the program from your computer and use it to video chat with a webcam, regular voice chat with no camera or just instant message. When we use skype we also can play games against each other. My daughter loves this- they play backgamon.

You can read what is included HERE

I received several boxes, huge roll of first class tape, mailing labels and customs forms. You can reorder by calling the number back and they will send more supplies. 

To obtain a free kit of shipping supplies, simply call the USPS' packing supplies order line at 1-800-610-8734 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              1-800-610-8734      end_of_the_skype_highlighting, select option #1 ("Express Mail, Priority Mail or Global Express Guaranteed products"), and ask a customer service agent for CAREKIT04 (or a "military kit"). You need supply only your name, address, and phone number, and they'll get a kit off to you that should arrive within 7-10 days. We've tried this service ourselves: it was easy to use, the USPS customer service agent we dealt with was courteous and efficient, and we were supplied with a customer ID number to expedite the process of ordering additional supplies. (This offer includes only packing materials — senders who use these materials still have to pay the requisite postage themselves.)


Anonymous said...

Skype is awesome! My husband was deployed over Christmas yet he was able to watch us open our presents on Christmas morning. It was priceless!

Mr. Superman & Mrs. S. said...

What fantastic info! When our deployment comes, I will need to know all of this!

Kara said...

Thanks! Hubby is leaving for an unaccompanied tour in Okinawa in less than a month. We already have skype and plan to use it. We had talked about Magic Jack, but never bought it.

Gaile said...

THANKS for posting this! I'm a little disappointed with the postal thing though, since I ordered a kit April 29th and it still has not arrived.....last week I ordered a 2nd kit, and it came today, but is just the priority mail boxes. No labels, no tape, etc. Not too big a deal, since I have tons of packing tape here already, and I picked up a stack of labels and customs forms at my local post office this morning when I was mailing hubby a package. :)
I definitely recommend filling out the customs forms in advance at home, BEFORE you seal the package up. (I always forget to list something on the stupid form, because by the time I fill it out at the post office, I can't necessarily remember every little thing I packed in there!)

I was really looking forward to using skype with hubby but so far he does not have much internet connection (so the magic jack probably would not do us any good, either) I am hoping that will change soon though...

ines said...

i love skype! i use to use it while my husband, then fiance, was on MSG duty halfway across the world and with my parents. Sometimes I get frustrated with the internet connection but its better than nothing!

Sam Michael said...

I am still not able to find a reliable and cheap VOIP device, I read many magic jack reviews and many buyers complained of their bad customer support where people reported that they waited 2 hours for someone to get back to them and they disconnect if they are not able to answer your questions

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