I hate my utility company (Bell Canada) with a passion. I probably pay around $600 a year for the phone package they have me signed up for (I think they have increased this on me without notice, but I'm not at home to check old bills right now).
I am thinking of switching to Magic Jack internet phone, that costs $20-$30 a year to use a phone with your internet connection. My brother has it and it's mediocre, but since I hate the phone anyway, and it has voice mail that sends wav files to your e-mail, it might be good for me (I am always travelling).
If anyone has any real-life first or second hand experience with this, would love to hear about it.