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... has anyone tried <a href="http://www.truphone.com/applications/pricing/" target="_blank">truphone</a>?<br><br>
I am intrigued. Especially with the idea of <a href="http://www.truphone.com/applications/devices/ipod/" target="_blank">turning your ipod touch into a mobile phone.</a><br><br>
Once we move from ISPs to WhiteFi (we're <a href="http://www.engadget.com/tag/whitespace" target="_blank">getting there</a>!), I imagine all mobile phones will be VOIP, and cell signals will be a thing of the past. But for the time being, I wonder if it's worth it to have a [email protected] mobile phone if you need to seek out a wifi hotspot in order for it to work.
 

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I have no idea since I'm not as geek-a-fied as many of the moms on here, but i guess it makes sense.... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/shrug.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="shrug">
 

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<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/lol.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="lol"><br><br>
I am not a techie at all. Not at all. I am just cheap.<br><br>
We got VOIP for our home phone in February, and I love it. It costs us $1/mo, unlimited use incl. long distance, vs. $60 a month for the same landline plan.<br><br>
So I've been thinking, why not VOIP for mobile phones? Well, people with a lot more engineering training than I have have beaten me to the punch. And this seems like a brilliant idea, IF you're under a wifi bubble all the time.<br><br>
I've heard of people who live in cities cancelling their iPhone service thru AT&T altogether, and just using Skype (they have an iPhone app) because they are always near a wifi spot.<br><br>
But I live in a very rural area.<br><br>
I am just perpetually amazed at how much people are willing to pay for their phones. I know of no one who has a stand alone mobile phone (no home phone) who pays less than $40/mo. DH and I each have TracFones, and we pay (prorated) less than $20/mo for both of them. And, honestly, DH could easily cut back and we could go lower.<br><br>
That said, I'm strongly considering getting DH an iPod touch with Truphone on it. He is under a wifi bubble all day at work, and that is where 80% of his mobile calling is done. Then we could just keep my TracFone for when we are traveling... hmm...
 
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