Though beta participation will be free, it sounds as though voice may be limited to landowners…strangely inverting the wireless mobility of telephony in First Life! It’s a little disappointing that Linden don’t plan to enable interoperability with the PSTN, Skype or other large voice networks. It seems the proliferation of voice-as-a-feature is deepening ’silos of voice’.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to call someone in SL from your mobile handset and vice-versa? Perhaps even receiving calls from objects in SL, a la Botanicalls ;)