Rebtel Review

RebtelRebtel VoIP is an easy way to make free calls and cheap international calls using WiFi, 3G or local access numbers! Rebtel has several unique and useful features like:-

  • You get a unique number for every contact you add in your Rebtel Contact List. So, once you have added contact numbers of your friends and relatives living abroad in the contact list, Rebtel generates a unique local number for each contact. You just need to create it once and save to your mobile phone and then use it to call your friend on instead of their regular international number. There is no need to add PIN numbers etc.
  • You can even make almost free international calls using Rebtel! To do this, just call your friend and as soon as call connects, ask him to hang up and call back at the local number that is displayed on his phone’s screen while you stay on the line. When they call you back up, the call is instantly connected and you can talk for as long as you want without paying anything to Rebtel.  As that number that your friend will call back to, would be a local number for him, he will only need to pay for calling a local number or if he is subscribed to unlimited plan, then he will pay nothing to his telephone operator.  This feature is supported in 50 countries listed below:
Algeria, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, China, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech, Denmark, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hongkong, China, Hungary, iNum, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Jordan, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Puerto Rico, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States.
  • Rebtel offers cheapest calling rate for making international calls to Pakistan ($0.035/min) And Syria($0.029/min). So it makes sense for people needing to make international calls to these countries to subscribe to Rebtel. (Rates given are exclusive of VAT)
  • You can use Rebtel to make calls through many mediums like Mobile/Landline, Iphone, Android, Blackberry or your computer. Rebtel provides calling app for each of them and for making calls through normal mobile phones and fixed numbers, you can make use of access numbers generated while you add contacts to your rebtel contact list.
One disadvantage of Rebtel is that unused credit in your account gets expired after 12 months. So, you need to make sure that you them within 12 months or you lose the money. This is problem for those who make international calls less frequently.
Other than that, Rebtel charges no connection fee or account maintenance fee.
So, over all its not the cheapest service around and one may use it if you want to make use of the partial free call feature..

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