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Mobily: New and Limited iPhone 4 Quantities Available

Mobily has announced (via SMS, Facebook and Twitter) they have a new shipment of iPhone 4 units. iPhone 4 prices from Mobily are already listed so if you’re looking for an iPhone 4 make sure to visit a Mobily store as soon as possible. No news about FaceTime so we assume it’s still disabled even though it is listed as ...

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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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FaceTime on Mac doesn’t support Saudi Arabia, UAE, Kuwait, Egypt

During yesterday’s Back to the Mac event Apple released the FaceTime app for Macs running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Now you can have visual calls directly with iPhone 4 (needs iOS 4.1) and iPod touch 4G. FaceTime is in beta and you can download it from Apple’s site. Even though it works in Saudi Arabia when you go to ...

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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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FaceTime with iPod touch not listed on Apple’s Middle East pages

According to a previous post, iPod touch units sold by Arab Computers and carry the model numbers MC547AB, MC540AB and MC544AB has FaceTime disabled. And now the Apple Saudi Arabia iPod touch page confirmed that. The same goes to the other Middle East countries: UAE, Egypt, Jordan and Qatar. On these countries only Retina display, HD Video Recoding and Game ...

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iPhone Proximity Sensor Problems on Live TV [video]

In the following video from Al-Arabiya channel during a football segment the guest had proximity sensor problems with his brand new iPhone 4. Proximity Sensor is an iPhone feature that turns off the screen when it detects the person’s face during a call to save battery and prevent accidental presses. Image source: phonedog. Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac ...

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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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[UPDATED] FaceTime does not work on iPod touch units sold by Arab Computers/ABM

IMPORTANT UPDATE Oct 18: The model numbers listed in this post (MC544FD, MC540FD and MC547FD) are for iPod touch units sold in Switzerland. According to an update by iramadah, the advanced unit that Arab Computers and Arab Business Machine got is a Switzerland model and the real units for Saudi Arabia carry the following model numbers: MC547AB, MC540AB and MC544AB. ...

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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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