Skype for iPhone
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.