This article, a report from the CES describes a new phone that will connect to your VOIP carrier like Skype without a computer. With its wireless capability this means you could make free phone calls from any wireless hotspot with just this phone. If you have Skype, and your conversation partner has Skype, this means free phone calls from your favorite cafe with free wireless access. A killer device for people in communities that have free wireless access grids. One more reason for us here on the North Coast to push for this in our communities. Redwood Technology Consortium is working with Eureka to form a plan for such a mesh here. And further on, we’re working to push wireless to other communities and rural areas that have no broadband at all, yet.