A couple of years ago when I started working from home I had to get a phone line for the house. I tried Skype, which worked great for just calling to have a conversation, however, I have to dial into an automated system and dial several digits throughout a call and Skype wouldn't work for that so I had to give in to a "real" phone line. I have hated paying $47 a month for this phone as I only use it for work, so I started to check out VoIP lines (Voice over Internet Phone). I did a bit of research and decided that I would give PhonePower a try for $19.95 a month. I am so pleased with their service and product that I wanted to share the information.
For $19.95 monthly you get a free phone adapter that you install one end into your high speed internet modem and the other end into your phone. You get unlimited incoming calls and unlimited outgoing calls up to 5,000 mintues/month, and you can pick a new number or they can transfer your current phone number.
There website is: http://www.phonepower.com/