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Microsoft And Apple May Get Skype And FaceTime Ban Lifted In The UAE

17 days ago   |   By Ubergizmo

Skype and FaceTime are two of the most popular services used across the globe for video calls, however, they have been banned in the United Arab Emirates for many years. Even iPhones that are officially sold in the UAE ship without the FaceTime feature. Both services have been illegal in the country for years but Microsoft and Apple might be able to turn this around at last as they're now in talks with the government over this matter.
UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority Director General Hamad Obaid Al Mansouri confirmed to CNBC that Microsoft and Apple are in talks with the...
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Apple negotiating with United Arab Emirates government to lift ban on FaceTime in the region

Apple negotiating with United Arab Emirates government to lift ban on FaceTime in the region

17 days ago   |   By 9to5Mac

Due to local regulatory rules, FaceTime is blocked on iPhone and iPad devices sold in UAE countries including Abu Dhabi and Dubai. This has been the case for many years. Obviously, the appeal of Apple's ecosystem is stunted when features like FaceTime are unavailable.
There are promising signs that, soon, the ban will be lifted. Apple is in active negotiations with the United Arab Emirates federal government to permit the use of internet video-chat services on its devices, enabling FaceTime to be unlocked for Apple customers.
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