Free telephony services are popping out of the woodwork. I believe you will see some serious changes in the way the incumbent providers roll out new services due to the influx of free IP voice communications.
Already we see the proof in this by the recent actions of some of the largest voice providers on the planet.
I think this trend will continue and grow, putting even more pressure on the telcos to follow suite. They will most certainly continue lobbying the regulators trying to convince them to impose restrictions but alas, this is free service we are talking about here. What will they regulate next, our freedom of speech?
Keep an eye on providers like SIPphone.com and Freeworddialup.com, they will shape the industry for years to come.