USA Today is reporting that anyone with an AIM acconut will be able to get their own phone number for free for all inbound calls.
There is an upgraded service where outbound calls cost ony $14.95/month to the US and 30 other countries.
It looks like they are taking on Vonage here. You will even have access to 911, free voice mail, and many other features. This is a good thing and a bad thing.
I personally use my phone for communicating thru the data portion more than I do voice. I have Skype, and even a SkypeIn number, but RARELY use it. It is just easier to do it via IM, at least for me.
Will I get an AIM number, of course…but will I use it more then just to try it out, ehh probably not.