Re: SIP VoIP has no future
"VoIP is going to be a free service, paid for by ecommerce, social networking, media, etc. SIP VoIP has no future"
Err, SIP is free if you're calling other SIP numbers. Same as a Skype user calling another Skype user, except you aren't limited to just subscribers of the same provider. Landline and mobile calls are as cheap as any "cheap" call provider (so long as you don't use the likes of Vonage). It's also a *standard*, supported by hundreds of manufacturers, hardware devices, phones, mobiles, networks, routers, ISPs, and requires no P2P network and proprietary client applications.
SIP providers can easily have a business model paid for by "ecommerce, social networking, media, etc." if they wished. Most are paid for by landline/mobile calls though which is likely to continue to be the standard for voice calls for a long time yet.
I use SIP via sipgate to get a 2nd phone line for incoming business calls with a local '01' prefix number for absolutely nothing and can receive calls via a DECT phone plugged into my router or on my N80 mobile via WiFi and I don't need to have a PC powered on all the time. Try that with Skype!
Skype is also limited to regions where it's popular. No use doing VoIP with Skype to a country where no one uses it but is big on SIP which is available in just about every country in the world.