03-04-16 11:00 AM
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  1. Yass85's Avatar
    Morocco decided since early January to shut down skype WhatsApp Facebook Messenger and viber.
    The providers also have just shut down BBM voice and video today.

    People are angry and are expecting some support from BlackBerry, Facebook and Microsoft

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    01-18-16 07:01 PM
  2. Technarch's Avatar
    A western tech company cannot do much against a corrupt government other than leave the market. It's disappointing I know and I am sorry.

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    01-18-16 07:23 PM
  3. dream-about-you's Avatar
    C'est la btise humaine ; la btise Marocaine

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    01-18-16 07:29 PM
  4. dream-about-you's Avatar
    Thanks

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    01-18-16 08:00 PM
  5. TheAuthority's Avatar
    Yea, really great idea. Shut down communication options. Dumbasses.
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    01-18-16 08:13 PM
  6. Hannes Herrmann1's Avatar
    Well you could use VPN providers if they arent blocked. THis way it should work again.
    Guess it is not very practicable, bu after all i guess its the only way.
    01-20-16 01:54 PM
  7. Yass85's Avatar
    Thanks friend.
    Yes this is what people do.
    Some free VPNs got blocked when overused but the problem is for non techi people.

    I live in France and I do not imagine my parents dealing with VPN to call me on BBM...



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    01-20-16 05:44 PM
  8. zefreaky's Avatar
    According to Maroc Telecom's CEO, the carriers didn't make that decision, it was the ANRT (agence nationale de rglementation des tlcommunications) who did alleging that these apps have no licences to offer VOIP services in the country, and according to the constitution they have all the rights to do it. Let's just wait and see, and hope, they'll change their minds and allow VOIP calls again.


    BTW: Maroc Telecom is the biggest carrier in the country with over 33 million costumers in Morroco, and +12 million costumers in the rest of Africa.
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    01-23-16 07:24 AM
  9. Technarch's Avatar
    What about other apps? I was on the Google Play store the other day and I saw a few like this Uno thing that I have never tried.

    This all makes me think, no way they are investing in packet inspection for voip. It must be on a port level like a router firewall. Then it made me think, eventually we will have an app that uses random ports. Torrents already do that including encryption so to throttle that the carriers have to invest in expensive equipment that doesn't always work properly.

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    01-23-16 10:36 AM
  10. moosbb's Avatar
    Thanks friend.
    Yes this is what people do.
    Some free VPNs got blocked when overused but the problem is for non techi people.

    I live in France and I do not imagine my parents dealing with VPN to call me on BBM...



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    Either the Kingdom want to regulate those VOIP providers due to the so called "terrorism" card, either they hope to get dollars from those providers (of a free service!).

    Anyway, very sad!!

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    01-23-16 10:48 AM
  11. Technarch's Avatar
    Well let's not turn this into a religio-political convo. The issue is the OP wishes to use VOIP with commercially available software that doesn't require advanced technical skills to work around (e.g. Great firewall of China).

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    01-23-16 11:23 AM
  12. moosbb's Avatar
    Well let's not turn this into a religio-political convo. The issue is the OP wishes to use VOIP with commercially available software that doesn't require advanced technical skills to work around (e.g. Great firewall of China).

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    The OP state a fact, and we discuss it here, nothing more!

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    01-23-16 11:54 AM
  13. zefreaky's Avatar
    BTW OP, my mom just called from Morocco on WhatsApp -i live in Spain- and it works on Wi-Fi, sometimes it doesn't, but most of the time it works. So maybe your parents can try calling you on a Wi-Fi network.

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    01-23-16 02:14 PM
  14. Yass85's Avatar
    It works on wi-fi yes. But iwe must be free to use it anywhere. We pay for data.
    My father for example has a 50Go contract with BlackBerry services option (even if it's not needed on BB10, but Maroc Telecom block BlackBerry data if you don't pay 20 us$ for bis). He should have the right to use his data to call me over BBM with video whenever and wherever he want !

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    01-24-16 10:22 AM
  15. scrannel's Avatar
    Morocco decided since early January to shut down skype WhatsApp Facebook Messenger and viber.
    The providers also have just shut down BBM voice and video today.

    People are angry and are expecting some support from BlackBerry, Facebook and Microsoft

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    The invasion is ready. Zuckerberg will hit the Royal Palace at midnight. Chen and his Blackberry Ninjas will take over Atlas Studios and begin broadcasting soothing messages to the people. Ten hours after the country is pacified, Bill Gates hits the beach. Resistance is futile.
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    02-02-16 11:14 AM
  16. a_bateman's Avatar
    Yup, only solution is to overthrow the government to get voip back. I'll send some care packages. Are gummy bears, coke and dunkaroos good with you guys?

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    02-02-16 08:23 PM
  17. Yass85's Avatar
    Yup, only solution is to overthrow the government to get voip back. I'll send some care packages. Are gummy bears, coke and dunkaroos good with you guys?

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    They may pick everything ! :d

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    02-03-16 05:40 AM
  18. zefreaky's Avatar
    The services have been restored!
    I used skype last night and WhatsApp calls this evening and both are working.
    I'm in Morocco right now.

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    02-04-16 01:51 PM
  19. FR33MAN's Avatar
    I confirm. Was able to make a BBM call to Morocco today.

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    02-04-16 01:59 PM
  20. Yass85's Avatar
    On 4g ?

    I am asking because i am not in Morocco at the moment

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    02-04-16 05:15 PM
  21. Yass85's Avatar
    Confirmed

    Thanks all !

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    02-04-16 05:26 PM
  22. zefreaky's Avatar
    I guess on 3g and 4g too, since it's been officialy confirmed by ANRT.

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    02-04-16 05:31 PM
  23. nabollocks's Avatar
    There are two options here: 1. Grin and bear it, 2. Telephone service provider increases cost of mobile data.

    In Canada most LTE phone plans cost $80 or more and only come with 1-2GB of data. Every extra GB of data costs $50. Do you see where I am going with this? The phone companies will adapt to the market, Mark my words...

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    03-03-16 07:32 PM
  24. Yass85's Avatar
    It's already expensive.

    I live both sides in France and Morocco.

    Prices in Morocco are much higher.


    Btw, the services ares blocked on internet wired networks since this week again. No more whatsapp or skype or facetime.

    BlackBerry still works at the moment.

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    03-04-16 07:31 AM
  25. FR33MAN's Avatar
    BBM call working fine. I'm sure I was able to use Skype to call in Morocco few days ago. Should try again this week end.

    Posted via CB10
    03-04-16 07:52 AM
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