Update:James Wanless, Talkster, COO pointed out a slight correction… “Talkster has not been sold to Rebtel. Rather, Talkster has made a strategic decision to focus on our messaging platform “talki” and Rebtel has acquired our Free World Dialing user base. Our large base of loyal users now have the benefit of continued and expanded free calling along with the opportunity to make cheap calls anywhere in the world. As part of our deal and in recognition of the value of our users, they are being offered $5 in free calling credit when they deposit $10 on their Rebtel account. All anyone has to do is to go to www.talkster.com to sign up or use voucher code “talkster” on Rebtel’s site.”
Toronto-based Talkster looks like it has been sold to Rebtel, a Swedish VOIP service provider for an undisclosed amount according to a post on GigaOm.
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