Well, I’m getting ready for another trip, and have set up my gadgets to make calling cheap.
- I’ve setup my Nokia E61 to talk to my Apple Airport Express. This means that any hotel room with an Ethernet connection (most!) becomes my cheap calling system (Gizmo is my SIP provider). I chose the Airport Express because of its size and portability. As one commenter on my blog points out, it is actually easy to make this work by using an intermediary SIP trunk provider (pbxes.com).
- For cell service, I’m abandoning my Cingular number for a United Mobile number (Lichenstein-based) which offers free incoming calls, and relatively inexpensive outgoing calls. There is a catch, calls TO my number are expensive, regardless of originating location or service (about $1.50/minute). So to preserve my family calls, Cassie will only be using the SIP setup above.