I re-read my post from yesterday about the Skype phone and realized that I completely missed the most important element, why I was looking for one.
Last Monday marked the work at home chapter in my life and thusly landed me in the Smith man pit (basement) where my cell reception is spotty if non-existent. It wouldn't be fair for me to pick on the carrier, Verizon, as every service we've had has been worse in the rest of our house. We're just in a mobile bottomless pit.
Since I am always sitting in from of my computer the best solution was to get a SkypeOut number and get my people to contact me with that number. So I spent my week hearing the ring, scrambling for a headset, muting my music and hoping that I could pick it up in time for it not to forward the call to my cell. And after five days of doing this, it hit me . . . get a Skype phone.