Holy freaking crap, Skype for iPhone appears ready to launch.

Why does this matter?  Well, if you are one of those “I don’t even have a home phone anymore” types, this means you could use your iPhone on your home Wi-Fi network for cheap (or free).

It turns the whole “minute plan” equation on its head if you work from home – those plans almost always include free weekends and evenings – which, for people like me, is the most common time I am not home.

So, I make all my business calls during the day using Skype on my home Wi-Fi, and when I go out on the weekends and evenings, I get my free time.  I should be able to cut my minute plan on my iPhone down to almost nothing.

I can’t wait.  We’ve been screwed by cell phone companies in Canada for years (iPhone users have been screwed by Rogers Wireless since day one).  Now’s our chance to return the favour!

I wonder if this is going to be blocked somehow in Canada?  I’m sort of expecting this.  I don’t know why.  Maybe I’m just gun-shy.