I finally took the plunge, and signed up for Vonage phone service for our new house.
For those of you who haven't heard of it, it's a little adapter for your high-speed internet connection, with 2 phone jacks on it. You sign up for the service, they send you the adapter, you plug it in, and you have a phone number that sends/receives over the internet, but otherwise works exactly like your current phone (and in fact, you use your regular phones with it, including cordless if you prefer).
For unlimited minutes nationwide, it's $24.99 a month, and that includes caller ID, call waiting, voicemail, 3-way calling, etc. And that's all free as well. The other cool feature is, you can select a phone number in any area code/prefix that they service, so if you're in Iowa, and you want a New York City phone number, you can have it. And then, when people call you from New York City, it's a local call to them.
One other neat trick about Vonage. You can plug the adapter into a phone jack, disconnect the wires at your junction box, and then you can use any jack in your house to plug your phones into.
Has anyone else jumped on the bandwagon?