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Finally Confirmed: iPhone 4 from Saudi Telecom Company

The Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) has opened their official iPhone 4 page on their website. With that they finally confirmed that they are an authorized carrier for the iPhone in Saudi Arabia. Confirming what we reported 3 months ago. For now you can register and you will be notified whenever they release the iPhone 4. This does not look like ...

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Free Arabic Information Security eBooks

The Saudi Center of Excellence in Information Assurance (COEIA – King Saud University) has released a couple of Arabic electronic books for the iPhone and iPad. The books are (loosely translated): Information Security simply explained and Phishing methods and prevention. The books can be downloaded either as an Adobe PDF or ePub file and then added to the iBooks app ...

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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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MobileSoft company for developing iPhone and smartphone apps

MobileSOFT, a new company specializing in developing apps for smartphone devices such as the iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows Mobile, Blackberry and Symbian. MobileSOFT’s announcement: MobileSOFT Intl Ltd. is a Saudi based company that designs and develops apps for a variety of smart mobile devices including Android, iPhone, iPad, Blackberry, Symbian and Windows Mobile. Bringing 40+ years of accumulative experiences with ...

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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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Reach Mobily customer rep quickly

Here’s a shortcut to quickly reach a human customer rep at Mobily. Just add the following number to your address book: 1100 ,1,1,*,2,0

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Mobily blames CITC for blocking FaceTime

According to an internal Mobily announcement, the “official excuse” that mobily is telling customers is that the Communication of Information Technology Commission (CITC) had regulations that prevented the FaceTime service (not app) from functioning.

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STC Cancels iPhone 4 Contest

In a very strange move Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has deleted the iPhone 4 ad contest announcement from their Facebook page. This is not the first time STC backs out of something as they removed their iPhone app after less than one day.

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