I’ve been waiting for a long time for this. Skype has got their act together locally. They’re offering a real VOIP service in Australia, for a reasonable price. As I have a kick-arse connection at home, I’ve decided to give up my land line. I just called Optus to cancel it. They really didn’t want me to. They first offered me $10 off my $19 a month phone connection, then made a final offer of $15 a month. They were really trying. But I am totally insistent that I shall never have a land line again. I never use it and the only time it rings is when telemarketers call over dinner. So I now have no home phone, only my mobile, and cable broadband.
Ah, I feel so much better being free of the shackles of a home phone.