Rebtel Offers Cheap Mobile Calls

Rebtel Networks offers cheap international mobile calls

June 27, 2006

2 Min Read

STOCKHOLM -- Rebtel Networks AB, a new mobile telecommunications services company, today announced that people in 30 countries can now start using its services for making ultra low-cost international calls on their mobile phones.

"If you can make a local call on your mobile phone, you can be rebbing within minutes for free," said Hjalmar Winbladh, Rebtel's president and CEO.

How Rebtel Works

To get started, people sign up for a Rebtel account at, where they enter their mobile phone number and the mobile phone numbers of global friends. Rebtel then instantly creates pairs of local numbers and sends them in text messages (sms) so they can be saved in the friends' phone address books and used to call each other from then on.

For example, a person in San Francisco gets a local San Francisco number for calling a friend in London, and their friend in London gets a local London number for reaching them in San Francisco. The local calls are connected using Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) technology.

Once set up, Rebtel charges USD 1.00 per week for use of two services: REBin and REBout.

With REBout, people use local numbers where they live to call anywhere in the world and only pay for the local call, plus a small per-minute fee to Rebtel.

Hang up, Hang on, Hang out

But for those who think that's too expensive Rebtel offers a new, free service called REBin, where the user's local call is connected with their global friend's local call in a virtual room on the Internet, called a REBroom.

In the REBroom all calls are free. No matter how many calls, how often or how long, there are no additional charges over the USD 1.00 per week service fee and the cost of the local calls that most consumers have already paid for with their mobile carrier.

To get to the REBroom, instead of answering when friends phone, the user hangs up, and while the friend hangs on, the user calls the friend's local number. The two calls are automatically connected, and the friends can hang out and talk for as long as they like.

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