Video Call Application: Numerous popular apps such as Skype, WhatsApp, FaceTime, Google Duo, Facebook Messenger have been officially blocked in the UAE for making video or voice calls. This is because the UAE has a very strict policy regarding VoIP. Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) of the UAE only licensed VoIP entities such as Etisalat and Du. Simply saying, any VoIP service that is not provided by Du and Etisalat are banned and cannot be used in the UAE.
The Telecom giants like Etisalat and Du take full advantage of their monopoly by blocking calls over VoIP.The government simply wants its citizens to subscribe to their local carriers in order to increase profit. Etisalat and Du offer a service whereby subscribers can make infinite video calls by paying a fixed monthly rate of 50 dirhams (plus VAT).
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The UAE’s telecommunications service providers, Etisalat and Du, allow users to have an unlimited app to app voice and video calling experience via BOTIM, CMe and HiU Messenger apps. All the apps are free for two weeks. The user can subscribe to the Mobile Internet Calling Plan and get two weeks of the service for free.The user won’t be charged during this period. The paid subscription will start immediately after the free period.The advantage is that the user can opt-out at any time, without any charge during the free period.
This app allows you to make unlimited video and voice calls from the UAE to your home country. You can have group chat with up to 500 people anywhere in the world. You can share photos, videos, location, voice messages, text message, contacts, web clip and other files simply and fast via this app. The app also offers different types emoji so that you can express feelings easily. Botim app is available for both Android and iOS platforms.
Etisalat customers can now download the HiU Messenger app for making Internet calls. HiU Messenger is a simple video calling app that works on smartphones, tablets, and desktops. You can make voice calls and HD video calls to anyone in the world via this app. You can send instant messages and can also make group chats with up to 200 contacts. HiU Messenger app is also available for both Android and iOS devices.
CMe messenger app provides free video and voice calls between app users. You can call to any CMe messenger contact in anywhere in the world. The app offers to message and sharing facilities to any other CMe messenger user. You can send text, voice, and video messages and share photos, videos emojis, and other files. You can even do group chats with multiple people via this app. The interface of CMe messenger is very simple and easy to access. The CMe messenger app is available for both Android and iOS devices.