I knew I bought my Nokia E61i for a reason. I was expecting the included Wi-Fi to be a nice bonus, but now I’m really feeling the potential.
Enter Trufone (www.trufone.com) and Gizmo VOIP (www.gizmovoip.com). These little gems of software load up almost effortlessly to my Nokia Smartphone (Symbian OS). I can now call anywhere in the US for free (via TruFone, Gizmo is just 1 penny per minute). No minutes are used from my cellular carrier since it’s over the Wi-Fi signal. Just too cool. And, international rates are just a couple of pennies per minute.
I’ve tried both services and like them both fine. I’m using Trufone since its (duh) free for at least the rest of 2007 (they might charge after that, but it’ll be minimal).
Well, looks like it’s a work in progress. While Gizmo connects fine and runs fine, folks are noticing quite the delay in audio getting to their phone . . . not cool. I think I might try Skype for mobile . . . we’ll see.