For years we felt we needed to keep a home phone. We still feel that way, but there comes a breaking point whereby we couldn’t stomach forking out $30+ per month for our Rogers Home Phone any longer. That breaking point was this past winter and so a few months ago, we cut Rogers Home Phone and decided to try Fongo Home Phone instead. I’m glad we did.
What is Fongo?
Fongo uses Voice-Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) to place and receive calls and send and receive messages using your existing data plan (3G/4G) or nearby WiFi connection and Fongo’s nationwide network.
Why did we choose Fongo Home Phone?
- You can transfer your existing home phone to Fongo (from Rogers, from Bell) for a $25 one-time fee. (We did this).
- Fongo Home Phone comes with free voicemail, caller ID, call waiting and 911 services.
- You can call almost anywhere in Canada, via your home phone or cell phone with Fongo, anytime, for free.
- You can call worldwide for stupid low rates like $0.02 per minute.
- Know a Fongo customer? Using WiFi, you can call another Fongo customer anywhere in the world for free. When you’re connected on a call, Fongo uses 0.5MB of data per calling minute so even a paid-for 500MB data-plan gives you approximately 1000 calling minutes per month.
- You can get a free local Fongo phone number and you can take your Fongo number with you while on vacation.
- Do you have an iPod touch or iPad with WiFi? That’s your new free phone.
- You can teleconference with Fongo for free.
- You get free online support from Fongo courtesy of their support page.
- There’s no contract.
- There are no monthly limits.
- You can get voicemail to email forwarding, for free, when you miss a call.
- You can listen to your voicemail online anytime.
- You can view your call log online anytime.
The Fongo Home Phone Cost?
4.95 per month + taxes. No contract. No cancellation fees and for a few bucks per month after buying the home phone adapter, paying the shipping costs for the home phone kit, and porting your home phone number, you can have a low-cost and reliable home phone as well. Plug and play and talk and save money in the process.
We’ve been very happy with the Fongo service so far. I imagine we’ll save over $250 this year and even more money next year thanks to Fongo Home Phone.
What VOIP service are you using? Do you use Fongo Home Phone?
Disclosure: no affiliation with Fongo other than trying to save you money 🙂