Cool technology is all I can say.
Since we didn't have regular home phone service yet I decided to go with some "internet phone" service through my broadband. We've been using our cell phones at our apartment and felt for an extra $20 a month we should get this home phone service. So we went with AT&T'* Call Advantage service for broadband. We didn't need long distance (although we can call it for only 4 cents a min) so it was just $19.99 for all the bells and whistles included (caller ID, blah blah blah...). Sure beats 40-60 a month for a regular land-line home phone in this area. Plus our braodband provider'* phone service was only a one-package deal, including long distance, for 40 a month. No thanks. 19.99 suits me just fine for unlimited local calling.