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Oovoo in UAE: Unblock Today

Oovoo is cool instant messaging and video chat application. It is similar to Skype and others VOIP applications. You can use it on Android and iOS mobile devices, Windows and Mac computers and others gadgets to be in touch with your friends and family.

Oovoo is even available on Amazon Fire Phone, PC and Inter RealSense devices.

Oovoo has lots of amazing features like:

  • Group calling.   Call up to 12 people at a time
  • Highest quality picture and sound with ooVoo’s patented Superclear™ technology that delivers unbelievable video clarity and crystal clear audio.
  • Watch together: watch youtube videos together with your friends while calling
  • Leave a message: this is not unique but very useful feature.
  • Play it again. You can record your video call and watch it later again.

Oovoo is really fantastic and it is loved my millions of users worldwide.

Unfortunately this great tool is blocked in some countries like UAE.

How to Unblock Oovoo in UAE with VPN?

Is there any way to unblock Oovoo?

Yes!

You can do this easily with a VPN – virtual private network.

VPN is hiding your IP address and so help to bypass Internet restrictions in your country.

This is safe, secure and 100% working solution.

Let’s find out how to unblock Oovoo is UAE.

Below you can see simple step by step instructions.

To use oovoo in UAE you need:

  1. Make your Internet connection secure and reliable with a VPN.

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  1. Setup vpn connection on your device. Find below vpn setup guides for iOS, Android and Windows.
  2. Enjoy Oovoo video calls and others cool features without any limits.

How to setup VPN on Android

To create new vpn tunnel

    1. Click Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
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3. Tap Add VPN Network

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4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

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5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect
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For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

How to setup VPN on iOS

To make a new vpn connection in your iOS device you need to do the next:

    1. Go to Settings > General > VPN
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2. Click Add VPN Configuration. Select L2TP VPN and click Back

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3. Input you VPN account data – server, account and password. You get these data from Sahrzad service in the e-mail after ordering vpn. Fill the Secret field – secret (small letters)

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4. Tap Done to save the settings.

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Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

You can find more VPN setup guides here.

Now with VPN you can use Oovoo wherever you can and do not waste your money on expensive International calls from UAE.oovoo

 

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Using VPN in UAE with Amending Law 2016

Last days there are many questions and discussions about using VPN (Virtual Private Network) in the United Arab Emirates. They caused by recently updated Federal Law No.12 of 2016 Amending Federal Law 5 No. of 2012. The law as for cyber crime in UAE.

Let’s see the original article:

Article 9: Punishment of Circumvention on the Protocol Address of the Internet for the Purpose of Committing a Crime or Preventing its Discovery

Any person that circumvents the protocol address of the internet by using a delusive address or an address belonging to third party or by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery, shall be punished by imprisonment and a fine of not less than (AED 150,000) and not exceeding (AED 500,000) or by any of these punishments.

The 2016 Amending Law replaces the operative section of Article 9 with the following:*

Whoever uses a fraudulent computer network protocol address (IP address) by using a false address or a third-party address or by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery, shall be punished by temporary imprisonment and a fine of not less than AED 500,000 and not exceeding AED 2,000,000, or either of these two penalties.

*Emphasis added for illustrative purposes. Please also note that all English language translations of UAE law are by definition unofficial, and only the original Arabic text as published in the UAE Official Gazette constitutes the legally recognized version.

VPN Legacy in UAE

Legal status of VPNs in the UAE under the Cybercrimes Law generally has not changed.

Using VPN is legal!

All depends on your needs – why do you use VPN for!

That is to say, in both of the above iterations of Article 9, it is not the strict use of a VPN alone that attracts potential liability – but rather its use “for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery”.

Using VPN in UAE

Now if you are using a VPN in UAE please check the next:

  • Audit and assess your specific VPN usage – is it compliant with the applicable UAE laws and wider regulatory framework, in particular regarding matters of communications regulation and/or content restrictions?
  • There’s no restriction on the legal use of Virtual Private Networks (VPN) in the UAE, but those who misuse it for crime and fraudulent purposes will be held accountable, the Telecom Regulatory Authority has clarified.
  • The VPN use for economic and commercial purposes that are consistent with UAE laws are not restricted, the authority said after reports on the use of VPN in a section of media.
  • The authority clarified:

    “There are no legislations in the country that obstruct the economic movement or the work of local or international companies based in the UAE.”

    The TRA assured businesses and the public that it is fully committed to the safety and the smooth flow of economic activities for UAE-based companies and institutions, highlighting that there are no regulations which prevent the use of VPN technology by companies, institutions and banks to access their internal networks through Internet.

  • However, business users can be held accountable, like the use of any other technology, if it has been misused.
  • Referring to a recently issued amendment on the Federal Law No. 5 of 2012, the TRA noted that the law is not new in its essence and that the only changes were related to tightening the penalty or punishment for any violation.
  • The authority has urged to read the actual violation mentioned in the law; which says: “Using a false IP address or a third-party address by any other means for the purpose of committing a crime or preventing its discovery,” in order to understand the law correctly and where the punishment is exclusively linked to the mentioned fraudulent act and the intent to commit a crime or prevent its discovery.

Commenting on what has been circulated by some of media about the VPN, Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, Director-General of the TRA, said:

“The UAE is proud of being one of the countries that encourage investment and openness to ICT-based economic activities. This trend is embodied the UAE’s history since the founding of the union in 1971.”It is also included in the strategic directions of the UAE, particularly in our national Vision 2021, which aims to make the UAE one of the best countries in the world – and clearly outlined as well in our national agenda and major programmes and projects that confirms the UAE’s leadership in this field worldwide.”The leadership of the UAE in the field of Internet applications and IT in general, is on the contrary to what has been circulated by some media regarding the use of VPNs. It is known that the UAE is keen to embody the directions of the wise leadership regarding smart transformation, including the smart government, smart cities, Big Data and IoT, in addition to promoting investment, competitiveness and focus on building a knowledge-based economy and society.”

How to Unblock Line in UAE Dubai

Line is a great Japanese application for instant communications. It works on different electronic devices such as computers, tablets, smart phones.

Besides texts, images, video and audio messages Line offers users free VoIP conversations and video conferences.

This is extremely popular application with over 600 millions of users.

Stickers and games are amazing features of Line.

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Unfortunately Line is blocked in United Arab Emirates as many others VOIP services like Skype, Viber and WhatsApp. The only solution that works to unblock Line in UAE is using a VPN Service.

This is fast and simple way to use Line in United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi) and others places where Line is blocked.

VPN is a Virtual Private Network. This is a secured virtual tunnel that makes you safe and anonymous in the Internet. VPN masks IP address and lets to avoid all geo restrictions.

So how to use Line in UAE?

Line is mostly used on Android and iOS devices. It is not difficult to make a vpn tunnel on your gadgets to protect your privacy and bypass Internet censorship.

How to use Line on iOS in UAE

Only four simple steps are necessary to make a new vpn channel in your iPhone or iPad.

Find the guide below.

  1. Click Settings > General > VPN
  2. Tap Add VPN Configuration
  3. Select PPTP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail
    Server address must be exactlyas in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols).
  4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen

When you are connected to VPN you can enjoy Line without any restrictions.

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How to use Line on Android in UAE

To use Line application on your Android device you need to make a vpn connection between you and vpn server. You do not need any additional software or applications. All you need is make a few simple steps:

  1. Tap Settings
  2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
  3. Add VPN Network
  4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
    Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
  5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
    Save it and tap Connect

For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

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When you are connected to vpn server you can stay in touch with your friends and family via Line without any limits wherever you are.

 

Originally posted on Sahrzad blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/unblock-line-uae/

How to Unblock Snapchat Voice and Video calls in Dubai UAE

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Etisalat and DU (Biggest telecom operators in UAE ) have blocked the introduced voice and video calling features on a popular social messaging app SnapChat.

The updated application is called Snapchat 2.0. It allows users to “start talking or video chatting instantly with one tap” once their friends show up on their chats.

The new features, however, stand in breach of the UAE’s VoIP regulations, which bar third-party providers from offering internet-based telephony services, be they voice or video calls.

Within a few days of the features being available on Snapchat 2.0, the UAE’s telecom operators have blocked them.

How to Unblock SnapChat Video calls from UAE?

Masking your IP address with Sahrzad Service is the most reliable and secure method to unblock SnapChat calls from the Middle East.

You can use SnapChat on Android and iOS devices.

All you need is:

    1. Get Sahrzad VPN

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  1. Setup VPN connection
  2. Enjoy SnapChat calls.

How to setup VPN in Android:

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Below you can find Sahrzad VPN setup guide for Android devices.

To make a new vpn connection on your device with Android OS you need to follow the next instructions.

To create new vpn tunnel

    1. Click Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

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3.Tap Add VPN Network

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4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.

Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

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5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect

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For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

How to Unblock IMO on iOS (iPhone, iPAd, iPad Mini)

To use IMO on your iOS device you need to setup VPN on iOS device, connect to VPN then use IMO.

How to setup VPN in iOS

To make a new vpn connection in your iOS device you need to do the next:

1. Go to Settings > General > VPN
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2. Click Add VPN Configuration

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3. Choose PPTP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail

Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

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4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen

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To use VPN on your mobile gadget you do not need any additional application.

You can setup vpn in a few seconds using Android or iOS system features.

We do not recommend using third party applications because this is not completely secure.
How can you be sure that these applications are not spying on your mobile device?

To be sure that this solution will work for you can test it before ordering. All the services mentioned above prove FREE TRIALS!

Enjoy IMO in UAE and others places of the Middle East!

Originally posted: http://sahrzad.net/blog/unblock-snapchat-voice-video-calls-uae/

Problems with VPN in United Arab Emirates

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Updated February the 5th

Recently some of our customers from the United Arab Emirates are complaining about the problems with VPN.

Now the problem is resolved. People from UAE can use vpn without any issues!

We have investigated the issues and find out that Etisalat (One of the biggest UAE Internet service provider) blocked pptp – one of the most popular and used vpn protocol.

The problem is mainly occurred on MAC and iOS devices.

However there are several solutions for this issue:

  1. Change vpn protocol to l2tp or Open vpn. These protocols are also very secure and works fine in UAE
  2. Try using vpn on others devices (Windows, Android)
  3. Try to change Internet service provider (use DU or others providers who do not block vpn)

Which VPN is safe to use in UAE in 2016

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We often get questions like:

Is it safe to use VPN in UAE?
Which VPN is safe to use in UAE?
How to select a good vpn provider in UAE?

VPN safety is based on tunnelling protocols and encryption techniques.

The VPN security model provides:

  • Confidentiality such that even if the network traffic is sniffed at the packet level (see network sniffer and Deep packet inspection), an attacker would only see encrypted data
  • Sender authentication to prevent unauthorized users from accessing the VPN
  • Message integrity to detect any instances of tampering with transmitted messages

Read more in Wikipedia

Some virtual networks may not use encryption to protect the privacy of data. While VPNs often provide security, an unencrypted overlay network does not neatly fit within the secure or trusted categorization. So selecting a reliable vpn service provider pay attention if they provide encryption.

Log files

Another question of security and safety:

Does VPN provider keep log files?

The best for your security if vpn service does not store your log files. This means nobody knows what you are doing online and so no one can supervise your Internet activity.

We tested only the most reliable and secure services with the main features:

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  3. No log files

 

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Shared from Sahrzad’s Blog: http://sahrzad.net/blog/which-vpn-is-safe-to-use-in-uae/

American Expatriates in the Middle East

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Why Americans move to the Middle East?

Low taxes?

cheaper cost of living ?

“A Western expat in Saudi Arabia is paid on average six per cent more than an Arab expat and almost 30 per cent more than an Asian one. Westerners sit top of the tree in all Gulf countries, while Asian expats are the lowest paid across the region.”

Today there are more than 100,000 American expats living and working in the Gulf Countries. American workers are at a premium at this job market. The economic climate is perfect for young professionals who want to see the world and make enough money to pay back student loan debts.

Where do American Expats live in the Middle East?

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The most popular destination is Israel with about 80,000 of expats.

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE are also very popular destinations.

What do expats do in the Middle East?

83% of American expats work in the private sector (most in the energy industry)

The most popular job for expats include: accountant, manager, engineer, executive, coordinator, and civil engineer.

98% of expats in Saudi Arabia claim to have more disposable income than they did working in their country of origin.

92% of expats in Qatar say they have more money left over at the end of the month than they did working in their home country.

94% of expats in the UAE say they pay less in taxes than they did in their country of origin.

And of course, mostly all of them are missing their native America.

Hulu, Netflix and others favorite things are not available in the Middle East.

The only reasonable solution is using VPN for Expats!

It lets to access blocked sites and services and feel like at home!

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Unblock WhatsApp in UAE safe and easy

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WhatsApp is a wonderful mobile cross-platform messenger. It allows you to exchange messages and calls without having to pay.

WhatsApp is the most popular application for communications today and it is used by millions users all over the world.

Unfortunately WhatsApp is blocked in United Arab Emirates.

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Why WhatsApp is blocked in UAE?

All call service were blocked in Dubai and other emirates because VoIP services can only be offered in the UAE by licensed providers, such as Etisalat and du.

In a press statement TRA made it clear that only licensed telecom providers have rights to provide such service (free or paid).

“VOIP SERVICES ARE STILL A PREROGATIVE OF THE LICENSED PROVIDERS WHO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO PROVIDE SUCH SERVICES THROUGH THEIR NETWORKS. COMPANIES WISHING TO OFFER SUCH SERVICES MUST CO-ORDINATE WITH THE LICENSED TELECOM PROVIDERS IN THE UAE.”

Of course, their prices are not cheap.

Below you can see the comparison of standard roaming prices.

How to Unblock WhatsApp in UAE?

So what to do if you want to unblock WhatsApp in UAE?

  1. Be sure that you are secure and safe on-line. The best solution for Internet safety is using a vpn (virtual private network)
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  2. Setup vpn connection on your device. You can use our free Android application.
  3. Save your money and enjoy free WhatsApp calls from UAE.

Let’s compare your options

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Unlimited Free WhatsApp calls

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From 0.27 USD /minute 1 week SpiderVPN 3 USD 

So don’t waste your money – use Sahrzad service and enjoy free WhatsApp Calls from UAE!

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WhatsApp Messenger is available for iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows Phone and Nokia and yes, those phones can all message each other!

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In addition to basic messaging WhatsApp users can create groups, send each other unlimited images, video and audio media messages.

 

How to open blocked sites in UAE without any software?

Dubai-Abu-Dhabi-UAE-United-Arab-EmiratesWhether you are a techie guy or not, downloading a software program can sometimes be scary. Without your knowledge, it might contain viruses that can harm your device. But there are times that you feel you are obliged to, just like when you need to access blocked sites. But no, you can still open restricted sites without using any software. There are actually many effective techniques that you can try, including VPN(Virtual Private Network). However, you need to clearly understand them first as well as their pros and cons.

Using Proxy to Open Blocked sites

The first and most common way is by using a proxy site, which acts as the third party between your computer and restricted site. There are a lot of free and paid web proxies to choose from as you browse the Internet. With a proxy server, your IP address is hidden and no one can see you as you try to open blocked sites. Generally speaking, proxy servers are fast. However, some offices and schools block these proxy sites. But more importantly, traffic is not encrypted so the safety level is not really that high. What is the difference between proxy and VPN? Read here.

Access blocked sites by ip address

Another way to access blocked sites without any software is by using its IP address, instead of its web URL. On your computer, click on Start then CMD and press Enter. On the command prompt, type ‘ping sitename.com and press Enter. There, you will then see the site’s IP address which you can copy and paste on your browser. In some cases, the site is hosted in a VPS or Dedicated Server Environment (DSE), and is using an unverified SSL. You can still proceed but your security will be at high risk.

Use shortening URL tool to open blocked sites

Using a URL shortening tool such as tinyurl.com and bitly.com can also unblock restricted sites. Instead of using the site URL directly, convert it first to another URL, usually a shorter one, and then place it on your browser. But of course, this method is not always effective because your real IP address is still exposed. This is not advisable to use if you are in a country with strict Internet censorship policy.

Using translation service

You can also use a language translation tool such as Google Translate, which also acts like a proxy.

Using VPN to access blocked sites

There are other methods to have access on restricted sites without using software, such as by using mobile browsers as proxies, or by converting your IP into a decimal IP. However, the safest way is by using a VPN. Although some of them may require you to download software, there are others that allow you to use their service without downloading or installing anything. You can actually set up your VPN yourself on your computer at home. This procedure is not very complicated.

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But why use VPN instead any of the ones mentioned above?
The quick answer is security.

Although VPNs work almost exactly like proxy sites, your data via VPN is highly encrypted. This means that you are absolutely safe, even if you are in Wi-Fi hotspot are in strict countries in the Middle East. Different VPNs also have different security protocols to choose from. And yes, there are also free VPNs. But for obvious reasons, paid VPNs are

  • Faster
  • more reliable
  • provide excellent customer service.

How to Unblock Facetime in Dubai, Abu Dhabi (UAE) on Android

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According to latest investigations the population of United Arab Emirates is over 10 million and about 8 million are expatriates. They come to the country for working.

Most of these people are living far from their friends and family.

Sure, a lot of them are looking for new friends in the UAE.

Where to find new friends in Dubai?

One of the best place where you can find new friends today is Internet. There is a great number of website and services where you can meet people.
Facetime is one of the most popular sites to find friends.
Unfortunately Facetime is blocked in United Arab Emirates (Dubai, Abu Dhabi and others emirates)

How to unblock Facetime in UAE?

There are different options which can be used to access restricted site, such as:

  • Proxy
  • TOR
  • DNS
  • Translation service
  • VPN

VPN or Virtual private network is the most reliable way to unblock Facetime.

Main advantages of using VPN in UAE

  1. It is safe
  2. It is secure
  3. It is absolutely anonymous

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VPN hides your ip address making you invisible for country’s authorities and 100% safe.
On one have you get privacy and security and on the other hand you are completely free and can access any blocked site.
Using VPN is probable the only solution that can guarantee you Internet freedom and on-line security.
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