Mobile Apps Ban to Be Lifted From 20th of September

Internet voice and video calling apps such as Skype, Viber and WhatsApp will be unblocked in Saudi Arabia from next week.

Minister of Communications and Information Technology  Abdullah Al Sawaha announced on Wednesday the lifting of a ban on mobile phone applications, effective from coming Wednesday. Recommended: Check how many SIMs on Iqama

The minister said that the service providers have confirmed their commitment to enable all customers to use the applications to make voice and video calls of the highest quality and that they will review all applications so as to meet the requirements periodically.  Also Read: Mobile Number Portability in Saudi Arabia

Al-Sawahah thanked the CITC and the telecom companies for developing their technologies in line with the latest trends in the communications and information technology sector and providing the best services for users