I didn't get an iPhone just because they're kinda ugly to me. So I got an iPod Touch instead. Skype app + some minutes = good phone.
An iPhone? Nice
You will be able to check Mt all the time then with safari xD
The kombucha mushroom people, sitting around all day.
Depends, you can send messages through skype to other people as long as you've got Wi-Fi. You can also send messages freely between iPhones, iPads and iPods. Again, with Wi-Fi. I kind of don't like the idea of using an iPod + skype as a phone though since unless there's literally Wi-Fi connection everywhere, you're kind of boned.