I never heard of HeyWire service and app before I received this image:
HeyWire offers free SMS sending for users. It used to work in Saudi Arabia and according to that message both Saudi Telecommunication Company (STC) and Mobily has blocked receiving SMS messages from US phone numbers and that includes HeyWire. And it appears that Zain did not block US SMS.
On the other hand and according to HeyWire’s message, Bravo – PTC has supported HeyWire.
STC and Mobily’s customers continue to receive spam SMS messages and yet they can’t receive legitimate messages from another country. What is CITC’s role in this all?
Thanks to the anonymous person that sent this image to me yesterday.
You can find the author of this post on twitter: @khaled.
Arabic version of this post on SaudiMac Arabic Edition.
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