There's a company called ooma that's selling a $250 VOIP device: http://www.ooma.com/ The idea is that you can use their device with your existing phones, port your existing phone number over to them (for a fee), and then you don't have to pay monthly phone fees anymore. I was really psyched when I found out about them (despite their schlocky flash "learn more" videos), and though it seems like a neat idea, I'm trying to investigate a bit further before I sign up. Googling around, it's hard to tell whether the company will be around in another year, or whether they're turning into a successful operation. But the call quality is supposed to be great, and the thought of avoiding a monthly VOIP bill is tantalizing. Does anyone use ooma? Anyone know more about their prospects for sticking around? I'm currently considering switching to them from Vonage, but would love to hear from current users (or critics) before pulling the trigger... thanks!