As expected, Skype for iPhone has arrived on iTunes. This free download allows you to sign onto the Skype phone service where you can make free calls to other users (WiFi only) or regular outgoing phone calls if you use Skype credits or Skype Out plans (in other words there is a small fee).
Instant messaging is supported between Skype users. Personally I’ve missed the usefulness of Skype. The “cheap cellular calling” train long ago left the station for me when I jumped on board T-Mobile with their UMA service that allows me to make unlimited calls over WiFi. Still, Skype remains very popular with company employees who travel extensively overseas as it effectively eliminates the outlandish international calling fees. Check out Dan’s first impressions over at Whatsoniphone.