If you don't know about MagicJack ... well, it is a newer, hipper Internet Phone service than the traditional VOIP we have been accustomed to trying to do business with. And starting on June 15, 2009, they are shipping free MagicJacks to the first 10,000 people who sign up.
How does it work?
Here's how the whole thing works: The jack's magic is in an oversized thumb-drive that connects to the USB port of a computer. At magicJack's other end is a standard phone jack attached to a conventional handset. The device loads its own software, and in a couple of minutes users can be making and receiving calls with their old corded or cordless phone. MagicJack customers must keep their computer powered up to make and receive calls. But piggybacking on the PC (including Macs with Intel chips) helps keep costs down.