Thank you for that. I did try opera, had issues.
I had a major breakthrough tonight.
I am using Fido, but I see no reason why this wouldn't work with Rogers.
I went and set up a new APN for Fido as follows:
APN type: default
Well, the default Android Browser is just... well... awful. Froze up a lot. Replaced with dolphin, and now it rocks.
Simply put, it seems that you can access a list of approved mobile sites. What is interesting is it includes ones such as Google Maps (yes, I can actually see the maps in the browser, but the Android App doesn't work on this APN), Calgary Transit (BIG one for me), Google News, Gizmodo, Twitter, Facebook, and all the major sites. I didn't try Youtube, because that is something that should truly be data usage (I'm running on EDGE, so that amount of data would be horrendous, and really destroy the point of the on-device mobile browsing).
However, everything is working amazing so far. Interestingly enough, I am not being redirected to the main sites, and my client profile is Android. So for those of you who don't need a huge data plan because you do small activities such as this, I hope I have helped you out.