Cisco's new IP-phone

I saw on /. that the guys at IDEO have developed Cisco's new IP-Phone. According to /., "it plugs directly into a 10-base T connection and has a phone # associated with it. When you plug the phone in somewhere else it takes the # with it."

I remember that at least one of the large telcos over here actually tried to ban Internet phones (in court) because they were 'unfair competition', but I don't think they can stop the progress of technology.

The cold, likely-to-be-reality is that technologies like these will catch up to the oldskool-style phone lines soon.

Now, I ask you (both) - Is a single global net (probably IPv6 or something) that is used for both data and voice such a far-fetched idea? I can see it happen.

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