When we started this site almost five years ago, we wrote often about the idea of phones that could use voice-over-IP technology like Skype in WiFi zones to bypass network providers. There were a number of WiFi phones launched but at some point, the idea seemed to fizzle out.

But maybe the idea didn’t die because on Tuesday March 31st, Skype will launch an application that will allow iPhone (and iTouch??) users make calls with their service in WiFi zones. Calls to other Skype users will be free and calls to land phones across the world will be at their usual low rates. The WSJ says:

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