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Keeping its promise, Saudi Arabian government is now ready to block WhatsApp

0. phoneArena posted on 11 Jul 2013, 01:01

Stating that the reasons behind the suspension of the popular messaging platform WhatsApp are not...

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posted on 11 Jul 2013, 01:24 4

1. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

So dumb and sectarian leadership

Wish them to fall like the Egyptians

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 02:18 6

6. Caocao (Posts: 11; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)

Egyptians never fell.

Egypt has been the leading country in its region and still is, and currently proving themselves as a free country from any dictator, regardless.

Egyptians are making history meanwhile you're spending your life being judgmental over something that doesn't even affect you. Ranting without a purpose other than attention seeking.

Keep the standard of your comments no where far from smartphones and tech. Industry. Because you have proven to be lacking the required education talk about politics.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 14:46

31. Johnnokia (Posts: 1144; Member since: 27 May 2012)

I'm sorry. I meant the Egyptian's dictator.
Greeting to the great Egyptians

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 05:04

26. muhsen (Posts: 281; Member since: 07 Jun 2012)

fall like the Egyptians ??? so the Egyptians bringing down a dictator system for the 2nd time in a row(just two years between the two times) is called falling ??
I wonder what people did bring down a dictator system twice in history twice??? if that's called falling then the whole world is beyond the falling process. they stood against injustice , dictatorship, inhumanity and indignity at the price of their precious blood....twice.they r role models for many parts of the world that have sunk in corruption.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 07:31 3

30. seanwhat (Posts: 302; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)

I think he meant the 'leadership' falling, not the country.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 06:17 1

29. B3BLW29 (Posts: 238; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)

Egyptians are awesome. Period

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 01:58 2

4. voxmarc (Posts: 335; Member since: 22 Aug 2012)

its a way of the Saudi government of getting back what they've lost on Overseas calls, when every single Foreign workers including my countrymen,Filipinos, got hold of this App and its free call everyone stops using the the expensive calls from Telecom Service providers,the telecom companies know how much money they've lost,so they do this....Freedom must be restored!

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 02:40 2

9. TechBizJP08 (Posts: 495; Member since: 25 Mar 2013)

i hope anonymous is listnening/reading this.. :)

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 02:37

8. kanagadeepan (Posts: 979; Member since: 24 Jan 2012)

Saudi countries have one of the highest IUC (inter-connect usage or call connect charges) charges in the world. So the ISD calls to those countries are very very huge. (Another reason is the value of their currency is also very high).

But what will the workers from other countries do with paltry salary (by saudi standards) and very high ISD calls? They have to depend on such voip providers.

the govt is too evil to block them too... Whats next Skype, followed by Tango????

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 02:43 2

10. GMS85 (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Sep 2012)

not a big deal let em ban it!

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:18 1

12. anirudhshirsat97 (Posts: 408; Member since: 24 May 2011)

Saudi Govt... rich and yet.. greedy

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:33

15. mobilefuture (Posts: 221; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Although I would be disappointed if this happened in my country, I'd be somewhat glad that if I couldn't stop myself, at least someone is :)

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 03:56 1

20. sss_ddk (Posts: 74; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)

I'm all for freedom of speech and against bans, but (espacially after the Snowden/NSA story) i can't blame a governement for wanting the servers on its home territory. though for the end user, it comes down to who do you trust more, your local governement or the USA :)

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 05:36

27. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 3718; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)

They will lack behind.

posted on 11 Jul 2013, 05:50 1

28. Ronny666 (Posts: 126; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)

I guess they caught someone commiting cyber-adultery via Whatsapp :D

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