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WirelessDevNet.com Press Release

Rebtelís Sendly App Allows Users to Send International Prepaid Phone Credit


Rebtel today announced the launch of Sendly, a new way for anyone to top up prepaid phone users almost anywhere in the world. Available for free starting today on iTunes and Google Play, users can safely and easily send money to any prepaid mobile subscriber in more than 50 countries, ensuring that they never get stuck in a situation where they have no way to communicate through voice calls or text.

Rebtel’s latest app is aimed at those whose loved ones have pay as you go phone plans. In emerging markets, prepaid phones have become a preferred calling alternative to long-term carrier contracts and data plans, with most of the mobile user base in markets like Africa, China, India and Latin America going prepaid. Using Sendly, anyone can now easily send credit straight to a user’s pre-paid mobile phone account, and all they need to know is that user’s phone number, making it super simple and hassle-free.

“We know that the people who use our calling app the most are those with family and friends in other countries. With Sendly, we want to give millions of callers an easier and quicker way to provide their loved ones with credit to use on calls, texts and data,” Mans Ullerstam, Product Owner at Sendly said. “The ability to send mobile credit to prepaid phone users is another big step we’re taking as a leading communications platform that’s powering stronger connections between individuals, businesses, and mobile subscribers around the globe.”

Replacing the heavy reliance on an often-complicated money transfer process, Sendly is a super simple, solution where you are done in only three steps.

  • Select a phone number imported from your contact list.
  • Choose the amount of credit you’d like to send to that person.
  • Confirm payment, and obtain immediate confirmation.

“With the launch of Sendly, Rebtel now has two complimentary services that offer excellent value to our users” Rebtel CEO Andreas Bernström said. “Combined with our loyal base of existing customers, offering mobile top up as a service is a great opportunity to grow our company, and we expect it will mirror our success in the international calling market with a fair and honest approach that makes staying connected to family and friends much smoother.”

Sendly can be used in 50 countries including China, India, Mexico, Nigeria and the Philippines, with more countries being added soon. Besides Sendly, Rebtel also launched its SDK for app developers in 2013 and is continuing to look at additional opportunities in 2014 in becoming the fabric of new communications applications.

Along with today’s launch of Sendly, Rebtel has forged a partnership with Unicef Save the Children, where $1 for each of the first 10,000 transactions will go to support the needs of the children in the Philippines.

 



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