Your local telephone service carrier isn't the only one who offer phone service in your area. Often home phone VoIP service providers offer phone service too. This service is often cheaper and more affordable than your local provider. Choosing a home phone service requires comparing what you receive with a VoIP phone over the local competitor. Check out http://www.phonepower.com/services/VoIP/resdetail.aspx?pid=128 to read more about cheap phone service for home.