Is the telephone dead?

Monday - 11/15/2010, 3:39pm EST

Phones have perhaps become a misnomer. A better description may be "pocket-sized computers."

TechCrunch reports that phone calls are on their way out. With alternatives like Google Voice and Skype, there are an increasing number of reasons not to use the voice service on your phone.

According to TechCrunch, "If old media has taught us anything, it's that it takes most industries at least a generation to be completely disrupted, especially something as powerful as Big Telco. But we are definitely on our way there."

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