You didn't read that wrong. Perfect timing to help with economic troubles we mobile warriors are likely going through.
According og Gizmo5, 11% of all US phone numbers (including mobile numbers) including those from certain carriers, such as Verizon and T-Mobile, are linked via VOIP, thus bypassing traditional phone system. Did you know that?
What I didn't know is that we can dial directly to these numbers using a computer (or Fring on iPhone, maybe) for free.
No charge. Nada. If this works on Fring using the iPhone, this would totally rock! I just got the tip today from Dave who offers tips and suggestions to Onxo. I haven't tried it but it'll be the first thing I do when I get home.
You'll need to download Gizmo5 and set it up.
Update: just consulted Dave and he's setting it up using Fring. Basically, you'll need and SIP (Session Initial Protocol ) account. It's free and open-source.
Update 2: It works with Fring! I was getting echos. Badly. I suggest you use your headset that comes with the iPhone. I'm totally getting an iPod Touch now.
Here's the link for Gizmo5 and what I'm talking about. ENJOY THE SAVINGS!