Evolution of communication

My mother always find time to tell me how hard communication was back in the days when she was young. If you had someone in another country you wanted to talk to, you simply had to write letters. Those took days to get there!

Later on, you got landlines to connect, but the prices was so high that you simply couldn’t call unless you were royal or simply rich. After that, calling cards got bigger and everyone was running out standing in phonebooths no matter the weather. Not so nice really…

Now, people who want to call abroad but not pay as much use their computers and VOIP or Skype. This is an enormous improvement, but that too is starting to feel old and inconveniant. Sitting with your headset strapped up to the Internet makes you feel like a telemarketer and the feature of being able to see the other person has not been helping, unless for lovers in long distance relationships.

Today, being online isn’t hip as it was 10 years ago. Being able to call anywhere on the way to taking a coffee is more conveniant and 2007. Having your office set up where you are is not seen as unconventional but rather a way to increase your level of communication. Therefore, services like Rebtel’s is getting more and more useable.

And who knows what’s next? From what my CEO (Hjalmar) thinks, seen in his statement on Reuters, the future’s near and viral without having to be wired up!

Evolution of communication

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Meet the team of Rebtel

Here are parts of the marketing team together with the application creator mouse and the developer dog:

The disney gang

From left to right: Puff aka Dale (Linus), Mickey (Jonas), Goofy (Anders), Pluto (Ola), Piff aka Chip (Björn) and Donald (Fredrik)

Working for the progress for FREE mobile

20070614056.jpgYesterday we sat in loooong meeting talking about the cool stuff that will come out of a challenge we are working on for all people who are up for taking their free calling into new stages.

We got the company to give out a lot of cool features that we are going to give all people who are performing well in the challenge. The exciting stuff is that when stepping out of AIESEC, I thought that working in a company would be so much more stiff and routine. Man I was wrong! This company is just as entrepreneurial as any AIESEC office but the difference here is that instead of calling CEO’s, they come here wanting to interact, with us!

Anyway, we are on the road to creating something really cool from this challenge and you are all welcome to take part in it!!!

EntREBeneur, who is that?

Linus and I (Björn) are working this summer at Rebtel in Stockholm with viral marketing. In this blog, we want to tell you the story of what we do here. We want to tell you the story of us, two students who got hired in a cool start-up company to do what they like most, network and being entrepreneurial minded about it.

To show you how we look when working, we made this random video: