I guess that I could not refuse after all.
Because of some compatibility problems that developed between the Samsung cell phone I was using for the number that I ported from Vonage and my zBoost repeater (and also some billing problems with AT&T that pissed me off), I signed up for the Vonage $9.99 for life plan after all (it was either that, or buy a new cell phone).
I have already reactivated my old Linksys RTP300 for the new account and setup the AT&T cell phone to forward to the temporary virtual number that Vonage assigned to the new account until the port process completes.
The number is scheduled to port on Monday, and I only ordered the new Vonage service on Thursday evening. I have never had a number port that quickly before, and the new Vonage VDV23 adapter that Vonage insisted on sending probably won't be here before the port completes (but since I am already using my old RTP300, that won't really matter).--
We can never have enough of nature.
We need to witness our own limits transgressed, and some life pasturing freely where we never wander.