If I were to mention free calls overseas via your mobile, you would expect me to then mention VoIP or at least something to do with the internet. Well, this new service from Rebtel does use the internet – but you don’t need to be near a computer to make your calls.
The company claims its new service is “Skype for Mobile”, which is probably overselling it a bit, but it’s certainly worth a look if you do a spot of globetrotting. And you can use it with any phone, on any network and in 38 countries. To find out how it works, read on.
You can sign up for the service for free, with ten free unlimited international calls on offer every month. If you choose to make more calls, you’ll be charged a small per minute fee by Rebtel, which (as an example) is 1.5p per minute from the UK to the US.
Commenting on the service, Rebtel CEO Hjalmar Winbladh said: We wanted to build a service that would allow mobile phone users around the world to talk to one another for free, liberated from exorbitant charges that the mobile industry levies for international calling. It’s a tax on international mobile calling. It’s 2007 for goodness sake; if you can do it from your PC, we think you should be able to do it from your mobile.”