Rebtel

January 18, 2008 09:00 ET

Facebook Users Get Free Global Conference Calling

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN--(Marketwire - January 18, 2008) - Rebtel, the people's global communications company, today introduced Group Talk -- a new Facebook application that lets users set up free conference calls that can include both Facebook and non-Facebook users in 40 countries around the world.

"Do something fun, celebrate a friend's birthday together, plan an event, or use Group Talk to schedule a free one-on-one call with someone special living abroad," said Hjalmar Winbladh, Rebtel's co-founder and CEO.

Setting up a Group Talk call can be done in less than a minute. The person who sets up the call enters their Facebook friends' names, clicks Add, and can then make the call private -- just for the people invited -- or public, which makes the call open to any of their friends who want to join.

To include people who are not Facebook users the person setting up the call enters participants' names, mobile phone numbers or landline numbers and their email addresses, and clicks Add.

Everyone invited to a Group Talk call automatically receives a local dial-in number in the city or country where they live via SMS (text message) or email. For the first person who joins a conference call, Group Talk offers to call all of the other invited participants to let them know the Group Talk session is starting.

Facebook users are able to see Group Talk conference calls that have been set up by their friends, by members of the Facebook groups that they've joined, or by the organizers of events they've been invited to attend, and can get a phone number to join any of those Group Talk calls with a single click of the mouse.

And because Group Talk is built by Rebtel, conference call participants' personal phone numbers are always kept private.

The Group Talk application is free to all Facebook users and is available starting today.

About Rebtel

Rebtel is a global voice services company for individuals and businesses that regularly make international calls. Rebtel makes it possible to call any phone, anywhere in the world, for just pennies per minute. Its 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 40 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 www.rebtel.com.

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