Have you heard about the device called MagicJack? You plug it into a usb port on your computer then plug any phone into the phone jack on the other end and bingo....regular phone service! $19.95 for a year's service...that's per year not per month! Aprox. $40 first year,(cost of MagicJack plus year's service).
Free 30 day trial. They don't charge your card until the 31st day. Don't like it....send it back and they don't charge the card. I've already had my free trial and sent it back. (They didn't have a local number for me!) But it worked just as advertised and no software to load. It's all contained on the MagicJack.
Sure wish they had an affiliate program!! I'd be first inline! LOL!
Check it out.