Weird idea isn't it? But yes the communication should virtually be free, atleast no more than what you pay for your internet. Sooner the rip-off communication companies understand this, the better. What a google talk or yahoo messenger can't do which your land line could? Yes more needs to be done. May be a dedicated internet phone with google talk for say burnt in. 911 (999 or 100) calls should also be properly registered. Just accept it and do something about it, thats the way its going to be.