Soon, every internet-connected device will make "phone calls"—Xbox, iPhone, laptop, whatever. Data is data, be it voice, text or video. Carriers should charge for data—more even—but leave off the dumb premiums for voice and SMS.
Starting today, longtime customers of T-Mobile (22 months+) are being offered an unlimited voice plan just for $50 a month. Finally, something for enduring that long 3G wait!