Cell phones don't work well here in my neck of the woods, so I have a home phone. Initially, the home phone service was provided by my ISP, under a bundle plan, but then I realized I was overpaying, so I switched to BasicTalk. I got the kit at Walmart for free, it was easy to set up, and I got to keep my phone number. My monthly bill went from approximately $30/month (or more) plus taxes with Comcast, then the same with AT&T, to under $13/month, including taxes. It's not a landline hardwired into The House the way we used to have, it's VOIP, and works through the internet router. There are other VOIP companies, but this is the first I've tried that is independent of my ISP, and I'm quite happy with them.