The phone cost $99 plus activation. The service is $28.99 per month unlimited calling with all the popular features throughout North America and they can be used in foreign countries for additional international plans. They are portable so if a weather related evacuation takes place the phone can be unplugged and taken with you to a hotel and since the number is tied to the phone you will still get your calls just as if you were at home. These are VOIP phones so they will work wherever a high speed line is (DSL or Cable Internet). You must use ID number 01214265 for any purchases you make.