UAE: Stop Blocking VOIP Services
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For far too long, Internet Service Providers (ISP) in the United Arab Emirates such as Etisalat and DU have been blocking VoIP services in the region.
VoIP (or Voice over Internet Protocol) is a tool that allows people to communicate to others wirelessly instead of using traditional phones which can save people millions each year.
VoIP is crucial and needed for many families who are living in the United Arab Emirates and need to contact their loved ones who are living outside of the UAE. There are so many residents in the UAE who have family members and loved ones who live off-seas and an easy, and free way to contact them and keep in touch is via VoIP.
I personally, used VoIP services ever since they were introduced. They have saved me millions of dirhams (AED) a year and I cannot stress how important it is to so many people that cannot afford extra charges when they call people who are out of the country.
Discord, Skype, TeamSpeak, Viber, WhatsApp, everything has been blocked by Etisalat and DU in the UAE, however, they don't realize the families who suffer each day since they cannot contact their loved ones and play with their friends online games.
This petition is to encourage Etisalat, DU and the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority to release their ban on VOIP services such as Skype and make their guidelines more flexible.
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