Phonegnome looks quite awesome... just some questions. Here are my top requirements: * Saving money on my phone bill (currently $45 for unlimited local/long distance with PSTN) * Keeping a PSTN for 911 service * But porting the PSTN # to a VOIP service for cheaper monthly fees So, I'd like to get a phonegnome. I need to port my PSTN number to a VOIP provider. If I don't, then ma bell will charge me for the call waiting, caller id, etc. on that line, which will remove all the incentive to switch. So, I thought signing up with Joiphone and having them port my PSTN number would work. Would I then be able to forward my joiphone calls to my phonegnome SIP? Any other provider that lets me port a PSTN # and forward the calls to the phonegnome SIP? Anything cheaper? After I ported the number, then I would sign up for a new PSTN number. This would be only used for outages and 911. It would generally not be used for incomming calls. For outgoing calls, I thought I would just vovox, or whatever. They are all very cheap. When choosing a voip provider, how different are they in regards to voice quality? Are there any that are the "gold standard". I've heard a lot of good things about magicjack voice quality, and I've used a magicjack and been very happy with their quality. If this all works, then my monthly charge drops from $45 to about $20 ($10 for PSTN line and $10 for JoiPhone, with a little extra for my outgoing calls). That would save me about $300/year... probably worth it. Any port forwarding necessary with the phonegnome? How does SIP handle incomming calls if there isn't port forwarding. Does the PhoneGnome maintain a connection to a server at all times?