The Times of London has the news on the new rates for Skype users who acquire the SkypePhone. The big news is now you'll be able to call non-Skype users via Skype on the SkypePhone just like you can from Skype today on your PC. This is Huge....
With the kind of pricing that's coming down the line (7.99 pounds for global calling per month) a pay as you go phone from 3 (the UK carrier) means that for less than $20 dollars a month (you have a 5 pound per month data plan) when you're in the UK to make calls to landlines. Of course Mobile call termination is still higher, but for International calling, this is a very interesting play.
3 is by far the mobile operator with the best grasp on where the market is heading. Their data plans are about the best deals around. Their marketing is crisp and message is easy to understand.
I'd even go so far to say as I would not be surprised to see them end up somehow in the USA in the near future via some kind of deal with either T-Mobile or AT&T.