Still Free: Rebtel Maintains Free Calling Service Between 47 Countries

Share Article

Mobivox and Truephone change their stripes and revoke free calling but Rebtel stays the course.

We started Rebtel because none of the mobile operators were on the side of the customer

MOBIVOX iis out. So is Truephone. But Rebtel, the first mobile VoIP company, is staying true to itself, its roots, and its customers.

Free mobile calling between 47 countries is alive and well at Rebtel. No strings attached. No restrictions. And, no compromise on quality.

"It true that most of our customers choose our paid service," said Hjalmar Winbladh, Rebtel co-founder and CEO. "And we don't deny that our free calling service requires people to jump through a hoop or two. But if free is what matters to you, then give us a try. It's really not hard to do - in fact, we think it's kind of fun."

Founded in early 2006, Rebtel was created to give consumers worldwide an alternative to mobile operators' outrageous charges for making international calls.

"We started Rebtel because none of the mobile operators were on the side of the customer," said Winbladh. "All that the operators cared about was locking people into rip-off contracts and then squeezing them to maximize revenue and profit. But it doesn't have to be that way. On a fraction of what the mobile operators charge, Rebtel is now tripling in size every three months in terms of new customers, revenue and minutes carried. Join us!"

How Rebtel works
Rebtel gives people local phone numbers in their country that connect them directly with their friends, family or work colleagues who live abroad.

By making all calls local, people can call each other as often as they like and talk as long as they want, for little or nothing more than the cost of the local calls.

That means, for example, Rebtel gives someone living in San Francisco a local San Francisco phone number that connects them directly to their friend or family member in London, and Rebtel gives the person in London a local London phone number to reach their contact in San Francisco.

Smart Calls: Free between 47 countries
When the person in San Francisco calls their friend in London, they ask their friend - while they stay on the line - to hang up and call right back using the local London phone number displayed on the screen of their phone.

When that happens:

  • The person in San Francisco is making a local call in San Francisco
  • Their friend in London is making a local call in London
  • Rebtel connects the two local calls over the Internet, and the international minutes are free.

Getting started is fast and easy
1. Go to and enter your mobile number and your friend's number abroad.
2. Rebtel creates local numbers and sends them in text message (SMS) to each of your phones.
3. Save the number in your phone's address book and use it any time to call your friend abroad.

About Rebtel
Rebtel is a global calling service for individuals and business. With Rebtel it's possible to call any phone, anywhere in the world, for just pennies per minute. Rebtel's services can be used with any mobile phone without modification or software downloads. There is no charge to set up a Rebtel account. No monthly fees, no connection fees and no hidden costs. Anyone may make a free 10 minute call to test the service. Thereafter, customers only pay for the minutes they use. Smart Calls between the 47 counties served by Rebtel are always free and only one of the two people on a call have to be a Rebtel customer. For more information, or to start using Rebtel services, go to


Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Greg Spector
+1 415 717 4666
Email >

Linda Elvelin
+ 46 8 519 06 102
Email >
Visit website