Re: Upset about bills--What about Vonage?
I used Vonage for a while and was quite satisfied. The quality and reliability falls somewhere between conventional land-line and cell phones. Sometimes it is crystal clear; sometimes there would be a time delay, or it would be "clicky." I was on the 300 minutes a month plan which included domestic long distance and all the doodads (voice mail, caller ID, etc). This cost $15. $25 gives you unlimited as I recall.
The deal-breaker for me was that Verizon, my carrier, would not allow me to cancel the phone service, but retain the DSL. This has since changed, so it would be possible to get both broadband and 300 minutes of phone service for $30/month.