i asked in an earlier thread what everyone thought about vonage, and if they knew about it. the replies were somewhat sparse. after further thought and research, i acquired it. have had it for a month and a half, now. it is great. i was worried about losing the phone if internet went down, but my phone line goes down as much as internet. plus, even when i lose internet a caller can leave me voice mail. not only that, when someone leaves me voice mail i get an email telling me about it. i go to the vonage website and play the message over my windows media player...how cool is that? i have unlimited continental united states long distance free. the service costs me 24.99 per month. you do have to have broadband, but the wife insisted on that anyway. i am saving 75 to 150 bucks per month. i would encourage anyone that has broadband to use this service.