We found Ooma! It is a device that allows you to send and receive calls over your home internet line. All long distance and local calls are free. Each month we pay about $3.75 in Federal taxes. We are able to call 911 because we pay those fees, so no complaints on that.
It is very user friendly to set up. You can generally keep your home phone number (for a fee), or chose a new number for free. We went with a new number since our phone company would not allow the transfer. The nice thing about that is we have very few, if any calls from telemarketing companies. Bonus!!
The Ooma telo system retails for $149 most of the time. Right now, through April 28, you can buy a new Ooma system for $99 shipped. To get the $50 discount on the Ooma system, click here to use my referral link. I will receive $20 for referring you, which ends up lowering our phone costs. As a Ooma user, you will eventually (maybe 3 months after sign up) get the opportunity to tell your friends about your Ooma phone and be eligible to earn up to $100 in referral credits per promotion. This ends up making the Ooma telo system free.
And don't forget the savings you will see each month by not having to pay your local telephone company! Do you still have a land line? How much are you paying?