My DH and I are going to get into this century and get a smartphone (because it costs just as much as our ancient cell phone plan!) - likely the LG Optimus One from Telus, or the LG Shine. We are in Canada. We are also thinking of getting 2 of them (another in a couple months) and getting rid of our land line. Could you help me with a couple things - or point me in the right direction? 1. We will use them as our personal/home phones. I make lots of long distance calls, in Canada (I'm from the other side of the country), and have several friends in the US. What is the best phone app to use to get easy/cheap calls without paying through the teeth through Telus/Bell/Rogers whatever. I've heard of Skype, but are there better apps? 2. What are the most "important" apps to have on a smartphone. The uses I can think of right now that we'd use our phones for would be: -email -GPS - surfing for info - you tube/videos - camera/photos - transfering files from home to work computers 3. I assume that viruses are a thing to worry about... what's the best way to protect a smartphone? 4. I read somewhere about splitting the "hard drive" and saving apps... what exactly are they talking about (if you understand what I'm asking LOL!) is it necessary (like on my computer), and how is this done? 5. Can apps for iphone be used on smartphones? 6. I'm a total newbie, what else should I be asking? Thanks!