My son sent me a Nexus One as a present, and am using a Mobile for the first time in my life. I got a SIM card from Rogers, with $100.00 on it. I synced my contacts with my Gmail account, played with GoogleMaps via a few Wifi links and made a few ordinary test calls.
Since Rogers is charging me $0.45 for the first minute and $0.15 for each minute thereafter, after only a week of use I can see that this is could cost me lots of money, especially since I will be on a 6 month vacation soon. Some sort of VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) looks like the solution to my problems.
So far I've looked here:
Google Voice Canada Setup
Google Voice appears to be free, but a bit tricky to setup from Quebec Canada, where I usually am.
Fring looks a lot simpler, but I am not sure how it will interact with my Rogers account.
So can I setup an account with Fring using my Rogers SIM, and then pretty much forget about paying Rogers?
Does anyone know if I will then be able to use SMS without a Rogers data plan via Fring and/or GoogleVoice?
Thanks for any comments or assistance.