Rebtel vs Vonage
Last updated: January 29, 2016
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Vonage is a commercial voice over IP (VoIP) network and SIP company that provides telephone service via a broadband connection. If you’re looking for an ultra-basic phone system with standard VoIP features, you’ll be happy to know that each of Vonage Business Solutions small business phone solutions come loaded with dozens of standard and alternative features. We also offer plenty of other advanced features at no extra charge, but if you’re just looking for a phone solution with a reliable dial tone and some business-class applications, we’ve got you covered.
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2016 - Rebtel adds unlimited international calling to fight Vonage
VoIP provider Rebtel introduced Rebel Calling to the United States, allowing for unlimited, free app-to-app calling without the need for a Wifi connection. Usually, when calling someone internationally, you pay ridiculous rates or you use an app like WhatsApp. Without a WiFi connection, apps like WhatsApp or FaceTime Audio require users to dip into their data plan to have the call. With Rebel, the app uses a data (or wifi) connection to place an app-to-app call, and then routes that call through local phone lines. This uses up no data and doesn’t require wifi, letting users make international calls on the go without cutting into their data plan. The Rebel Calling service is free for 50+ countries including the U.S. starting today and will eventually cost $1/month starting in 2017.
2004 - Vonage cuts Net phoning prices to catch up with Rebtel
Internet phone service provider Vonage is the latest among a slew of leading Net telephony companies to cut prices in a battle for customers. Vonage, which is among the largest and most recognized providers of a technology known as voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP), on Monday slashed the price of monthly unlimited North American dialing from $35 to $30. The carrier's new monthly price puts its subscription rate on par with what's become the industry standard cost for Net phone call plans, made cheaper because they use the unregulated Net rather than the phone companies' highly regulated and taxed networks. Vonage's price cuts are likely to force smaller players into further dropping prices on calls to differentiate themselves. But Holder said Vonage won't likely change prices again, until it has the 450,000 subscribers it expects to reach sometime in the fall of 2005.