I recently switched my home phone service to Ooma, which has been running amazingly well, and the big kicker is no monthly bill.

So naturally, I expected the cancellation of my Verizon phone service to be a huge hassle. After 30 minutes on hold, I was shocked to learn that my land line was on 2 year contract like a cell phone. Verizon wanted $199 to cancel my home phone.

After the initial, WTF, the customer service rep was able to get my plan setup so I got upgraded (20 mpbs down/5mpbs up) Internet and more TV channels with no phone, for $30 less per month than my existing bill. With this setup, the Ooma will have paid for itself in 7 months.