Sweden-based Rebtel has announced a hot new app that should excite Android users who call overseas — especially if the recipient of their call also has an Android phone. This new app runs in the background and intercepts calls intended for long distance recipients. The calls are then converted to a local number and routed via Rebtel’s VOIP network. This results in lower rates all-round, but if the receiver of the call also has an Android phone, the call is free, other than using minutes off your standard minute plan.
Unlike Skype, which works only via wifi, Rebtel’s service works over standard 3G data connections. Also unlike Skype, it is compatible with Android phones on all carriers, instead of being limited to a Verizon exclusive.
One more arrow in the quiver of Android killer apps, the Rebtel app is available now from the Android market. Once you download it, rate the app and leave your comments HERE.