Just wanted to give you folks a quick review of my impressions of the Vonage Internet phone service. One day earlier in the month, the landline in our house just went dead. Phone company checked things out, and said the problem was 'in our house'. The previous owner ran a cable company, and had a mess of wires all over the place (every room in the house is wired for cable AND phone, and the cat even installed a 'master switch' so he could shut all the lines off in the house). Looking at the phone company's hourly rate, the fact they couldn't guess how long it would take to figure out, and the fact that our phone bill is rediculously high ($65.00 for local and LD service), I looked for other options. We've been using Vonage for a couple of years with some of our telecommuters here at work very successfully. It's a voice over IP (VoIP) based phone system, which uses your broadband internet service. The price is incredible - $14.99 for their 5-hour a month plan which includes 5 hours of phone time basically anywhere in the world, or $24.99 for their unlimited plan. We don't talk much on the phone, so I opted for their $14.99 plan. The order was quick and painless over the internet, and they do charge a one-time activation fee of $29 bucks and shipping charges for the equipment. I got an email confirmation of shipment of the order the next day and had the equipment in a week. The box came with a snazzy installation DVD, a Linksys ROUTER with 3 ports and two phone ports. Since I already have a router, it was a simple swap-out for me. Then plugged our cordless phone in the phone port, powered up everything, and in a few moments the phone service was active. In other words, painless installation. I opted of course to transfer my existing home number which takes up to 20 business days, so my 'real' number isn't live yet, but they give you a temporary number to use in the meantime. We've talked on the phone for probably an hour over the holiday and you can't tell it from a normal phone. Quality is extremely clear. Best of all, we're going to save better than $50/month on our phone bill (over $600 annual savings). I give this product/service a big thumbs up. www.vonage.com for more info, and if you want to purchase, I have coupons for a month worth of free service, just PM me and I'll send them to you!