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Why not move to Britain?
We have ISDN that WORKS, Reliable, digital encrypted GSM mobile phones that cover 98% of the population from #15 ($20?) per month which includes 15 to 30 minutes of calls (#0.30 to #0.05 per min depending on tarrif & time of day - mostly #0.20/m peak, #0.12/m off peak) most of the 4 or so services providers are also providing European roaming cheap/free!
At home I have a radio-based phone service (line of sight radio transmission from local station to dinner-plate sized dish on the house) which is apparently capable of near ISDN performance (though I find 33.6k enough for work & net access via modem) I have 2 lines (each with 3 numbers - different ring tone on each number) 1 purely for data. These cost about #35 ($50) per quarter (ie $17 per month) in line rentals (plus calls)
We're also mostly equipped with cable since they started putting it in about 5 years ago & the market is getting more competitive - can't wait 'til someone starts offer...