Nice ad, too bad you’re not correct

I just recieved this over my e-mail from Mira and Ola here at Rebtel.
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Sorry to be a bit of a besserwisser, since I must admit that Telefonica made some wonderful ads. But I doubt they’re correct – they don’t have the “the lowest call rates from Turkey to Sweden”, nor “from Japan to Scotland”. We’ll be happy to allow you to make your call for the cost of a local one.

Still great ads – just for the wrong company!

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Rebtel launches user development of “Reb Me”

I hope it hasn’t been possible to miss the launch of the Reb Me application by Rebtel. It’s got quite a bit of attention like here, here and here. Well, now we’re getting ready to get the next version of the application in the works – but what do we want to add to it? We decided to involve the users – so now everyone can join in the development!

The group is called like the app “Reb me”:

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Rebtel full of 30-somethings on Facebook!

Me and Björn had a meeting today to introudce Facebook and our new Reb me application to the whole company. It’s great to have that much attention obviously, but the funny thing is that right after the meeting I stumbled on this article from madcomments. I guess that some of “our” 30-somethings might recognize themselves! 🙂

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How much information do you share?

I tend to share A LOT of information about myself. I don’t know if it could get me in trouble, but I feel that if I live in a country (Sweden) that would gladly publish a lot of information about me (such as passport photos, addresses, credit ratings, etc.) I shouldn’t be too worried about what I publish on the internet.

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Facebook source code leak – Rebtel blogs!

A couple of days ago the some of Facebook’s source code was leaked. Of course, this is a big story since Facebook has been decisively a closed community when it comes to opening itself to the outside world.

I’ve been writing about these walled gardens and how they’re doomed to cause reactions previously – I think this is just the first to come of “let’s open facebook” activities.

Of course we’re all very attuned to Facebook news here at Rebtel now, after a couple of months of intensive online presence by me and Björn and now when we’ve launched our application.

Rebtel people have started blogging about this – check out more by Alex.

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Rebtel app first review!


 So, we recieved our first review of the app even before we’ve actually started publishing it a lot – we’ve just tried to make a sneak peak to our friends etc.

Even though Nick O’Neil’s experiences with Rebtel (from Israel – notoriously a hard country when it comes to fees) haven’t been entirely positive. Last year I must admit the service wasn’t that good to a lot of areas – but it’s got a lot better over the last 6 months.

I hope Nick anyway tried out and liked the app itself, hopefully this review will get us a lot of great feedback to it.

For mself – I’ve been using the app intensely now for a couple of days and I enjoy the slickness in just clicking to get a number to someone.

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Nudgemii – Rebtel does better!

Looking at one failed way of trying to “create virality” in an application by forcing the user to add it without giving any functionality on beforehand. The nudgemii application has quite a nice idea (being able to send mini-messages to a user’s cellphone) but the way they publish it on the user’s page before their friends have installed the app is really not that great.

Check it out to learn about some bad examples! We have been sneak starting our application “Reb me” now on Facebook, we’ll be happy to have some feedback 🙂

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