Pretty much everything I said in my original review still stands but I'll go over the main points again.
A magicJack USB device that has a phone jack in it. This means you can plug your regular telephone into your computer and make unlimited domestic calls for $20 a year. You can pay a little more and get good rates on international calls as well, but at the moment that hasn't been a need for me. Currently they only have US (and a very few Canadian) based telephone numbers but that can still often work out well for those of us living in another country who have family back "home." You can get a local to your family number and that way they won't be making expensive international calls to talk to you.
Keep in mind the following-
- US (and a few Canadian) phone numbers are available (you can check the area code you'd want a phone number for here)
- You need to have a good broadband connection (unfortunately satellite internet won't work)
- You need to have a Windows PC or Intel based Mac
*Thanks goes to my mom for sending this along for me to give away to you!