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Re: SKYPE

Post by Kim » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:45 pm

Hi Chris, I'm in Luxor, west bank, internet is through TeData on a landline, Skype still working ok



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Re: SKYPE

Post by carrie » Fri Oct 04, 2019 3:55 pm

Chris landline internet.

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Re: SKYPE

Post by Timbit » Sat Oct 05, 2019 6:26 am

In Cairo using TEData. Skype normally works for me but has been down for the last few weeks. I also saw the comments on line about being blocked which I think is the case. It doesn’t work in the office here either. Last few years in Cairo it has always been blocked on data although I remember using it extensively this way in Luxor years ago.

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Re: SKYPE

Post by crewmeal » Sat Oct 05, 2019 7:25 am

When in Luxor and Aswan I use Betternet VPN which is free. I use whatsapp video with no problem from my iphone and ipad. I also use Messenger as well. All from Vodafone Egypt using my mifi box which is also sold by Vodafone. The only downside is when I do a speed test I find the speed very low even though it's 4G.

I have no need for a phone simcard as I take out a 60 minute bolt on with EE which is around a tenner. This enables me to call anywhere in the world instead of paying £1.60 a minute.

I hope this helps.

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Re: SKYPE

Post by Chris » Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:33 pm

went into the 'WE' office yesterday. They tried their own internet for Skype and told me that it was blocked. They said it was locked probably by a 'higher authirity'!!!
I will be in Turkey tomorrow so will try it there to see if my Tablet will work using Turkey's internet - in the meantime I will use facebook for video chats

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Re: SKYPE

Post by newcastle » Mon Oct 07, 2019 1:05 pm

Chris wrote:
Mon Oct 07, 2019 12:33 pm
went into the 'WE' office yesterday. They tried their own internet for Skype and told me that it was blocked. They said it was locked probably by a 'higher authirity'!!!
I will be in Turkey tomorrow so will try it there to see if my Tablet will work using Turkey's internet - in the meantime I will use facebook for video chats
And yet Kim and Carrie have no problem.

Sounds like you need to switch to a different “higher authority”. :lol:

How does Hinduism grab you? :ct

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Re: SKYPE

Post by Chris » Wed Oct 09, 2019 9:39 am

Hooray. Arrived in Turkey yesterday and Skype worked perfectly on my Android tablet which I had been using in Egypt. The 'higher authority' in Turkey seems to think it is ok to use Skype!!!

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Re: SKYPE

Post by John Landon » Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:10 pm

We have no issues in Turkey with anything and the WIFI and 4G is pretty fast.
Try using Wikipeadia in Turkey though.. ;-)

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Re: SKYPE

Post by Yildez » Wed Oct 09, 2019 8:28 pm

John Landon wrote:
Wed Oct 09, 2019 3:10 pm
We have no issues in Turkey with anything and the WIFI and 4G is pretty fast.
Try using Wikipeadia in Turkey though.. ;-)
Easy, I use a VPN! And I can watch BBC, ITV etc too!

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Re: SKYPE

Post by BENNU » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:36 pm

I was told here in Cairo that Whatsapp had been closed and that there was a good reason, it had to do with MB, they say.

I'll ask the president, if I see him - we are at the same hotel, security everywhere.

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Re: SKYPE

Post by John Landon » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:44 pm

Good luck with that one Bennu. They dont even have the courage to say they have banned it.
You just get a time out error.

At least Turkey admit to banning what they consider to be inappropriate. And say that this is not available in your country. 😎

One day. When they deserve it. Egypt will move in up to the 21st century. When they learn about how to treat people and animals and learn about the damage lies do.

In the meantime they can stick with thier 16 th century idealogy.

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Re: SKYPE

Post by Chris » Sat Oct 12, 2019 6:40 pm

I am now in the UK and of course my Skype is working here on the same laptop that I had in Egypt

So Skype works on my laptop in Turkey and UK

But NOT in Egypt!!