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Mobily Multi SIM Supports 3G Data Sharing

Mobily has announced that the Multiple SIM card service now supports sharing the 3G data connection between multiple cards at the same time. Previously you had to manually switch the active 3G data SIM. An excellent step by Mobily to improve their service and now you can easily share your (Mobily Connect) 3G data between up to 3 SIM cards. ...

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Activating FaceTime in iPhone 4s sold in the Middle East using jailbreak

We still don’t know the real reason for blocking FaceTime in the Middle East but we do know that FaceTime works in Tunisia. Vodafone Qatar announced that they will reactivate it and Government policies in Qatar prevented initial FaceTime availability. Vodafone Egypt confirmed that saying that Egypt’s NTRA decided to block FaceTime. So no conspiracy theories there. For the time ...

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Mobily Developers Forum

Mobily announced the launch of Mobily Developers Forum, a project that aims to improve Arabic content and help promote smartphone apps made by local developers. Abdul Aziz on the Arabic edition of SaudiMac contacted the Mobily Developer Forum and this is their reply regarding financial details: If you submitted your application under our App account, we will advertise for it, ...

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Mobily released an HSPA+ portable hotspot

Mobily has launched a new HSPA+ (Evolved HSPA) modem in Saudi Arabia. Mobily’s HSPA+ network offers 21mbps connection as long as you’re in the right area. The new HSPA+ modem is a “Connect Mini Wi-Fi”, it’s similar to the Novatel MiFi, a battery powered mobile access point for your HSPA connection. Prices are 649SR for 1GB package, 749SR for 5GB ...

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FaceTime in the Middle East: The story so far [Updated September 20, 2017]

A final update on 20/September/2017: CITC has finally issued a statement that most VOIP and video call services will be "unblocked" in Saudi Arabia. After over 3 weeks of noticing the lack of FaceTime on the iPhone 4 pages of Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Egypt and Jordan here’s what we know so far about the lack of FaceTime in these ...

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FaceTime in Saudi Arabia mystery solved

The recent FaceTime “banning” in the region can only be described as peculiar. Mobily advertised FaceTime as a feature while in the UAE, Du said it’s unavailable days before the release. So what is going on? What is the real reason for banning FaceTime in the Middle East. Let’s have a look at this file which can be found within ...

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Mobily CEO: Apple canceled FaceTime

Khalid Al Kaf, Mobily’s CEO, said recently that Apple is the one that canceled FaceTime service in the Middle East and not the Saudi Communication of Information Technology Commission. Here’s a translation of Khalid Al Kaf’s quote about FaceTime: Al Kaf denied that the reason for canceling FaceTime from the iPhone 4 was Mobily or CITC. Instead he said that ...

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FaceTime is not available on Middle Eastern carriers

Yesterday Apple updated their Locating iPhone wireless carriers support page to include a small note regarding FaceTime for Middle Eastern countries. Note number 4 says that FaceTime is not available on this carrier. The countries listed without FaceTime are: Saudi Arabia (mobily) – affected model numbers are MC603AE and MC605AE United Arab Emirates (Du and Etisalat) – affected model numbers ...

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Legal Action against Mobily to Enable iPhone 4 FaceTime

Nayef Almansi, a Saudi lawyer, has started an online campaign to demand that Mobily activate the FaceTime service in Saudi Arabia. Mr. Almansi is asking Mobily iPhone 4 owners to participate. It should be noted that FaceTime has been disabled in iPhone 4 units running iOS 4.1 with the following model numbers: MC605AE and MC603AE (same model number in UAE ...

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Mobily App 1.0.3 for iPhone

Mobily has updated their services iPhone app “Mobily app“.

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