I went through the whole Tor thing, as outlined in the Register.
I installed Tails on usb disk. I think I am now running a Tor relay, but it's difficult to prove. The network looks active. I used some of the default bandwidths, and I'm happy I have unlimited on my Bell plan. I'll see if it interferes with the spoose's MS Skipey thing, whatever the company uses. I know that doing a full download mucks up the Bell connection.
Using Tor and a Tor relay adds great confusion to the NSA, since encrypted connections become commonplace. If the boring people don't use it for boring stuff, then those that use it are flagged. I hope it gives Bell's hopes for deep packet searching conniption fits.
Update: None of this works well with your mobile phone, since these things are designed to leak information all over the place. We'll have to wait for Linux phones. :)
Update2: The Tor relay takes a while to validate. There was a recent attack on Tor, and this feature saved them.
Update3: Now running full blast with 33 circuits open. Take that, poutine!