Skype blocked in UAE: Here’s how to use its alternatives

Telecom providers Etisalat and du have confirmed that Skype will no longer be available in the UAE because it provides unauthorized and unlicensed VoIP services, which the UAE does not support.

The telecom providers said that they now offer VoIP services through Botim and C’Me that their users can avail through subscription.

Both Botim and C’Me can be downloaded on iOS and Android devices, and like Skype, both apps can connect with anyone in the world through instant messaging, voice call, and video chat.

Users can also, share photos and videos, record voice messages, and send files through Botim and C’Me.

Moreover, Botim also has a feature that can let you create a group chat with up to 500 members.

However, in order to use the two apps, a user will have to pay Etisalat’s or du’s Internet calling pack that costs Dh50 or Dh100.

The Dh50-pack will enable a subscriber to use the apps using his/her mobile data, while the Dh100-pack will enable a subscriber and all of his/her family members to use the app through their home WiFi.

Both Internet calling packs offer unlimited usage of Botim and C’Me.

To know more about Etisalat’s VoIP services, click here.

To know more about du’s VoIP services, click here.

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