Just wanted to let you all know about this new VOIP I just signed up for ... MajicJack.com ... MajicJack plugs into any computer with broadband and plug a phone into Majic Jack and, voila, land line! Perfect if you want a dedicated fax line, or travel (or live outside the US) and want to call back the US "free."
The Magic Jack costs $40 and that includes the first year of "free" local and long distance calls in the US ... the second year is $20! You get a phone number, and the service includes voice mail, call forwarding, etc. etc. etc.
I haven't used mine yet, but I tested my friend's and the voice quality was great .. like a normal land line.