I met Peter Sisson of Teleo yesterday at the Internet Telephony show. What I heard was they want to be Skype like but more like your traditional phone company. In essence they have built something that is based on a PSTN approach that blends SIP technology into the architecture of Unified Messaging. Nothing that they are doing is revolutionary or breakthrough. Other companies have been doing what they are doing, routing calls over the Internet using SIP. What they have done is packaged up the idea and branded it as a proof of concept for eventually private label sales.
Sisson also dismissed the rumor that John Doerr is an investor.
It's here, the user owned phone system according to Mr. Blog. This falls into the "Inexperienced users should not try this at home" category. But it also falls into the "what the future" holds category as well.
EuroTelcoblog has James dreaming of an online romance with Paris Hilton and becoming THE telecom advisor to Bill Gates all because he's dabbling with Skype......what is interesting though is James revealing that Skype is being integrated by some imaginative folks into a call center.