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Rebtel app review: make cheap and free calls and SMS to friends and family anywhere in the world 2021



Rebtel: Cheap and Free International Calls by Rebtel provides you with a low-cost iPhone app for phone calls to people from all over the world.

There are more than 20 million existing Rebtel users benefiting from this free calls app and SMS to more than 150 countries at up to 98 percent cheaper than your usual operator’s costs. 

Keep reading our Rebtel app review to learn more about its features and how to make cheap phone calls on this iPhone app.

Rebtel: International Calling


User Experience

If you prefer to communicate via text, you can also send cheap international SMS to people in more than 150 different countries for around 60 percent cheaper than normal.

Your friends and family who use Rebtel can actually exchange calls and text messages with you absolutely free of charge with incredibly high-quality audio.

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With this app, you can call anyone from pretty much anywhere in the world; even if they don’t have the Rebtel app you can still contact them for up to 98 percent less than you would pay with your current operator.

You can easily find friends and family on Rebtel by using the integrated address book in your iOS device, enabling you instantly see which of your friends already use Rebtel; you can invite anyone you like to use the app and benefit from super cheap calls and SMS.

What’s more, if your connection drops and the call you’re on begins to break up, you can tap the clever Keep Talking button which will transfer the call over to your regular operator network, often at no extra cost.

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Rebtel: International Calling


In-App Purchases

There are no in-app purchases obvious within the app but it's also not obvious how you buy credits to make the calls.

Customer Ratings and Feedback Comments

The current version of Rebtel: Cheap and Free International Calls has not yet received enough customer ratings to generate and average score; however, all versions have so far received a total of 5705 customer ratings with an average rating of four out of five stars.

Customer feedback has generally been quite mixed, with user commenting that they have been using Rebtel for four years with absolutely no complaints, and another user remarking that that he or she is incredibly disappointed with dropped calls and still being charged.

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Personal Comments by Reviewer

Despite one user’s negative comment, my three minutes free I got for signing up went really well. It's not the best iPhone app for free international phone calls but it's an option to consider. 

I’m not quite sure how to buy more credits, since there’s no obvious in-app purchases and nowhere to input my credit card information within the app. Even the website isn’t much help.

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Pros and Cons


  • Call Rebtel users anywhere in the world free of charge
  • Send super cheap calls and SMS
  • Fantastic call quality
  • Keep Talking button greatly minimizes dropped calls


  • No reimbursement on dropped calls so make sure your connection is stable

Rebtel: International Calling

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Rebecca, a former police officer, is an experienced writer and editor. She has used all kinds of different tech and prefers Apple products and apps. Her areas of expertise are in all things Apple, health and fitness, the Paleo lifestyle, and legal topics.