Originally Posted by GameTheory
A while back I used grooveip/google voice and was able to get everything your asking for and basically had a free phone not including home internet price.
It can be a little tricky to set up, but once you get it your golden with a free number for incoming/outgoing calls and all the bells and whistles.
I suggest maybe googling a how to and also check youtube. I know from experience that this works but don't remember where I found the guide.
Yeah I have done that.. I found this guide earlier if it helps anyone on a similar mission:
How to make a free wifi Android phone with no contract or even a phone with a bad esn - YouTube
Seems to explain it well, haven't tried it yet but its lookin like I'm goin on this venture.. If there are any major hangups I'll be sure to post the workaround if I go this route.. Doesn't seem too complicated.. Thanks for the input..