More people placing phone calls over the Internet, Microsoft's Skype acquisition to boost that trend
If the trend continues, "phone calls" in the not-so-distant future might boil down to voice or video chat transfer over Internet connection on your convergence device, be it a smartphone, a tablet, or something else, giving those rusty communication satellites flying over our heads a much needed break.
umping through hoops with manufacturers to provide Voice-over-LTE services.
The fun part will begin when instead of cell phone numbers we are all known with our chat avatars, although we know people for whom this might not be that funny.
source: PewInternet via WTOP