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Whatsapp could be banned in Saudi Arabia

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 15:23

Dubai: Popular free unlimited messaging service ` Whatsapp` that allows users to send unlimited text messages over 3G telecom networks or WiFi, could be banned in Saudi Arabia due to its `non-compliance` to the local rules.

The US based apps company has reportedly denied meeting the ` regulatory requests` made by Saudi Arabia telecommunication authorities, which might lead to the app`s possible ban from the network.

Another popular Internet messenger service `Viber` was banned from the network due to non-compliance to the country`s rule.

However, after a week`s suspension Viber was restored citing technical reasons for its non-availability but no clear specification was given about whether it complied to the rules or found `other ways`, the report added.

First Published: Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 15:23

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