I highly recommend that you try this FREE new application I just heard about called EQO mobile. There is no real way to describe this application in a few words so I will do my best. It is a free IM application that supports AIM, Google Talk, MSN, Yahoo, ICQ, and Jabber. It is also a phone call and text messaging application that allows you to call and send text messages on the cheap. For example calls from the US to Canada cost 2.3 cents a minute and 10 cents per text message. The calls count as a local call from your cellphone so this is a good way to use those free nights and weekends if you have them.
Personally I think this is awesome compared to the calling card numbers I had to use before. The best (and most insecure) part of this application is that it automatically synchronizes with you BlackBerry phone book and uploads all your contacts to the EQO application. That means that you don’t have to maintain two different phone books. There are no awkward callbacks required and calls and text messages are free between EQO online members. On top of that they give you a $2.50 starting credit so that you can try it out. I know it sounds like I am promoting the software but personally I have no connection to it, I just think it is an awesome idea. You can buy call credits in $10 and $20 increments. Check out the rates at this link and tell us what you think. Stay tuned for a review in the next few days and check out more screenshots (Sorry for the blurring) after the jump.