Well, Skype for iPhone is here, at long last. This could be a big deal. For those who don't know, skype allows users to chat via voice or text (or video if using a computer and not an iPhone). The big development is that now iPhone users can connect to other iPhone users using Skype instead of normal mobile phone voice-to-voice connections. So, this means that as an iPhone user in the US I could talk to another iPhone user in the UK and not pay international mobile phone rates. Great!
Skype for iPhone is less of a big deal for domestic-to-domestic users in the US because AT&T already allows those calls to take place without depleting minutes (since all US iPhones are running on AT&T's network - unless you've been breaking the rules!).
I tried it out and was able to have an iPhone to PC conversation with a relative, no problem. The connection was clear and it sounded just as if I had made a phone call using the normal dialing method. So, there is some potential here. Try it out. It's free, after all.
This post by Tony Pittman - firstname.lastname@example.org