A friend of mine told me about VoIP Phone Service - Internet Home Phone Service Providers | magicJack for a really cheap phone deal. The way it works is that you plug it in to your computer and it runs off of your hi-speed cable. He loves his, and the initial cost was about $53 for shipping of the tiny box (not much bigger than a pack of gun) that plugs into a USB port. Then you plug in your phone to the port and you are good to go. This is free local and long distance. Each year after is $19. I am going to try it out, hook up a base phone to the magicjack, then run a couple of cordless phones off of it. Supposedly there is no lag, the reception is great, you can still keep using your computer, the only thing it interferes with is audio on your cpu. I ordered one and I am going to give it a try, hopefully it will cut down on the minutes I am burning on my cell phones. Has anyone here tried it?