I'm looking at , and for making calls to regular phones in vancouver, BC, canada. I'll gladly accept recomendations :)
SKYPE: I like the credit idea for SkypeOut, but is down at the moment.
DIGITAL VOICE: $20/month, first month free, free "Digital Voice phone adapter," according to a pamphlet. why the hardware, why not just headset with mic?
PEOPLE LINE/HOME I-LINE: $10/month, nice price, like the flat rate and not dealing with an intermediary.
I don't quite get where the call originates from as I'm connecting from an 802.11b network adapter to a router to a (shaw) cable modem...what number appears on the recipients caller-id?
Mainly I'm looking for advice, over-looked options, different companies, etc. I need to be able to call "regular" local numbers. At present I have no need for long-distance or international, so that's not a factor. What sort of hardware makes sense, just something from , or does this "Digital Voice phone adapter" make sense, particularly since it's free?