"Chapter 2: Apple opens the App Store, an online catalog of cheap or free programs that you can download straight to the phone. Programmers all over the world write 70,000 apps for it that perform every amazing feat you can name.
Chapter 3: One of them is Google Voice, a front end for Google’s amazing free phone-management system. Among its many features: it lets you send free text messages and make 2-cent international calls, right from the iPhone.
Chapter 4: Apple mysteriously rejects this eminently useful app, refusing to list it in the App Store.
Then it goes even further: it actually deletes from the App Store two similar programs called GV Mobile and Voice Central, which have been there for months. That is, Apple changes its mind retroactively — and won’t give the developers any logical explanation.
Chapter 5: The blogosphere goes nuts. There’s only one possible reason that Apple might delete these apps: because AT&T demanded it.
Well, the dog can't bite the hand that feeds it.
But not only the operators are going to lose big. Also Skype will be a lot more expansive than Google Voice or any other apps like that.
Another question is if Google can go into the telecom business without becoming a conglomerate or falsifying the competition. Apart from the fact that for example the European Commission has left Apple do things with its OS and iphone that it would never have been accepted from Microsoft.