Published December 18, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

Best Rebtel Memories from 2014

As 2015 fast approaches, we can’t help but reflect on the year gone by— a year full of not only hard work, but memories of special moments shared with our wonderful teammates. We’ve collected some of our best Rebtel memories from 2014 to share with you below. Enjoy! Fouad, Development I’m a humble guy and usually don’t announce my birthday. So when it came up in November I didn’t tell anyone about it. Around this time, our team leader invited everyone for coffee to celebrate the release of an updated app version. When everyone had arrived, he pulled out a …

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Published December 18, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

The Evolution of Future Santa

Santa Claus is coming to town. He’s got an open-air sleigh drawn by 8 flying reindeer (9 if you count Rudolf), an infinite bag full of toys, and a sizable naughty-or-nice list to keep track of. And somehow he manages to deliver presents to every child on every continent in the world right on time, even if the house lacks a chimney to shimmy his voluptuous belly down. The modern day fable has been with us for a little over 200 years, yet we still can’t seem to accept the “magic” explanation, nor can we seem to accept the competence of the reindeer. Our curious …

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Published December 15, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

The Lost Christmas of 1969 and Stories From the Cubans Who Lived It

In 1969, Christmas was silenced in Cuba—and would remain this way for nearly 30 years. We couldn’t help but wonder, what kind of impact did this have on the children who grew up in this era? And how has it influenced the celebrations they have today? We set out to discover just this, calling up Cubans (with Rebtel of course) who grew up during the lost Christmas era for first-hand insight into this culturally big—yet lesser known—event. The result is a compilation of telephone interviews that paint a broader picture of secret celebrations, and the post-ban revival of generations-old traditions.

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Published December 1, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

Rebtel Holiday Giveaway

The winter holidays are just around the corner and we want to do our bit in spreading the festive spirit. So in true Rebtel style, we’ve got presents to give away! Every week, we will put a question for you to answer on our Facebook page. To enter, all you have to do is like our page and leave a comment with your answer to our question. And as always, feel free to share it with your friends! Prizes include free minutes and a special goodie bag. Stay tuned, you don’t want to miss this! See you on Facebook …

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Published November 27, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

Android 4.0 New Release

It’s time for a better and improved Rebtel app for all our Android users. In this version enjoy our new cleaner and slicker design. In our new menu view, your account balance is easier to see displaying both credit and minutes left on your account. The menu navigation is faster and simpler. Your favorites are now added to the top of your contact lists so you can reach them even faster. Enjoy the whole new experience with our new chat and messaging views. Avalable now for download on Google Play …

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Published November 20, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

5 Tools and Items Your Smartphone has Replaced

Nowadays our smartphones have become a Batman-like belt with almost unlimited uses, tools and accessories available through a myriad of apps and trinkets. Here is a list of smartphone uses that have rendered certain tools obsolete: Watch Watches are still a common accessory but it has become more of a fashion or status statement. Our phones have become the main time tellers, even for people who own watches. It is difficult to assess the price of a watch as it can range from about $10 to $20000 and up. You can find a nice selection of watches here. Our current smartphone does …

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Published November 11, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

Top 5 Dream Jobs (Ever)

We’ve all had dream jobs as kids. Who said we should stop dreaming when we grow up? Here’s a list of dream jobs and their average annual pay. 1. Actor/Performer Who doesn’t want to be famous and loved by thousands of fans? In this category we include movie stars, singers and musicians. The highest paid actor was Charlie Sheen who was making $1.2m per episode before he got fired from Two-and-a-Half Men. Don’t have the time or resources to go to acting school? These free online acting tips might come in handy. 2. National Geographic Photographer (NGP) National Geographic photographers are often sent on missions …

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Published November 1, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

Are You Our Next Rebtel Hero?

Is it a bird? is it a plane? no…. It’s a Rebtel Hero! Have you ever wanted to be a Hero? Well this is your chance to become one. On Monday the 3rd of November 2014 we will post a new competition which will last until the 7th of November 2014. Not only will you be able to become our Hero but we will give the winner 30 minutes of free calling for the weekend. So stay tuned on Monday for more details! Up Up and away! …

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Published October 28, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

Halloween Tips and Treats

It’s October again, time for candy corn and tons of sugar! Evolving from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain, modern Halloween has become less about literal ghosts and ghouls and more about costumes and candy. For this year’s All Hallows’ Eve we’ve put together some of the most fun and creative Halloween ideas we found online. 1.’The Gorilla Carrying a Man’ costume You could tweak this creative idea and make it yours. For example, instead of a box, make your own cage, add a pair of fake legs and change the gorilla costume to a dinosaur wearing a tie. You can find …

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Published October 21, 2014 Categories Rebtel stories

4 Fire crackers you will need for Diwali

Living in a global world we have the privilege of celebrating and learning about all the different cultures in the world. On the 22nd of October it will be Diwali ,also known as the festival of lights, a pretty good excuse for everyone to bring out the firecrackers. Now here is a list of typical Diwali firecrackers so that you do not look silly next to your well-prepared friends or family members. 1. The Rockets Maybe the must-have of your shopping list, the rocket is a classic that always seems to entertain. 2. Flower pots …

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