If you don't know what VoIP is, now is the time to learn. This Forbes.com article is the place to start.
In the past we thought that we would have video-phones. Instead, it appears that the PC is taking the place of the telephone. We now have a functional video phone, only it does so much more.
Telephone companies are slowly learning that they have a commodity, not a monopoly. Look for a shake-up in that industry in the near future. I suggest, if any of you are investors, that you place some bets on the companies that are pioneering VoIP today. Chances are that most of them won't be around in a decade, but you'll make a handsome profit off of those that are.
And as a extra dividend, they are finally putting the squeeze on the "baby bells" which effectively screwed their customers for a generation.