Rebtel says call app could lift Facebook sales
A simple proposition like this could lift Facebook's annual revenue by some $800 million and give the social network a direct-billing relation with millions of Facebook users, the chief of mobile calling firm Rebtel told the press.
Andreas Bernstrom said a Facebook voice service charging for VoIP calls going into traditional telephones could in theory create the world's second largest telecoms network by customers, after China Mobile and ahead of Vodafone.
"A serious business step from Facebook could have a significant effect on operators," Bernstrom stated.
The CEO of Rebtel, the world's second largest Internet calling app after Microsoft’s Skype, said his calculations are based on Skype-like pricing and uptake of the service, that would give Facebook more than 8 million credit cards.