Mr. Blog takes a stance on the Skype pricing plan and goes nose to nose with Russell Shaw in a post a few days back.
He's right but one reason I would never consider Skype as a replacement for MY phone service is that it doesn't show Caller ID and that's an essential part of 2.0 calling. The other reason after spending time on the road using softphones, it was Gizmo Project and SightSpeed that were my primary means of staying in touch. Gizmo provides the Caller ID that lets someone know who is calling, and while I have a Skype In Number, I would not use that as it doesn't pass the Caller ID or ANI over. What I did was point my phones to Webley and Grand Central and then let them route to Gizmo or my cell phone number in Spain, France or Germany. When I was in my hotel (except for my last night here in Frankfurt) I was able to receive calls over Gizmo or Truphone on the N8i or E61 from Nokia complete with Caller ID (most of the time).