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Emirates ID Card or Passport required to apply for new SIM card

According to a new regulation by the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA), applications for new mobile phone SIM card must accompany a copy of either Emirates ID Card or Passport. Earlier, subscribers used to get new SIM card by submitting copies of labor card or driving license. The rules were circulated to all mobile phone shops […]

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UAE mobile phone users ask to re-register SIMs in 18 months

On pretext of curbing illegal phones, the mobile phone users in the UAE are asked to re-register their SIMs in 18 months or risk having their telephone services cut off. Reported by the Arabian Business, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) said in a statement that mobile phone subscribers are expected to fully update their data […]

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Etisalat to block fake mobiles from January 2012

The Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA), jointly with Etisalat, recently launched the campaign to raise awareness and discourage the use of mobile phones that use a fake (or cloned) International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number. An (IMEI) number is a unique 15-digit code on every mobile phone. As Emirates 24X7 reports, Etisalat will begin stopping functionality […]

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Will Skype ban in UAE effect Facebook Internet calling?

Will Skype ban in UAE effect Facebook Internet calling?

There is a commotion building in UAE over the new Skype-powered internet calling services offered by Facebook. Standalone Skype software has been banned for years in the UAE, but questions remain whether the same ban applies to internet calling offered within the Facebook platform. Earlier this month, Facebook unveiled the tie-up with Skype to bolster […]

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UAE to restrict BlackBerry services?

After an earlier unsuccessful attempt to curb down BlackBerry usage in UAE, the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has now asked Etisalat and du, to restrict BlackBerry Enterprise Services (BES) to “qualifying organisations” and private individuals. Qualifying organisations must have a valid UAE trade licence, and a minimum of 20 or more Enterprise accounts under the […]

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TRA extends registration period for dotEmarat

The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) has extended the registration in the (dotEmarat) Sunrise period for an additional six months to give trademark owners opportunity to take advantage of the unique offer. TRA is encouraging trademark owners to apply during the Sunrise period to benefit from a wide range of benefits including the ease of registration […]

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VoIP International calls to become a reality in Dubai

Currently Internet Telephony is not publicly accessible and those who use it have to go through a labyrinth of technical mumbo-jumbo with a constant fear of legal prosecution. However, there is some light at the end of tunnel, as Etisalat and Du will soon offer the service that allows customers to make international calls over […]

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YouTube to be banned in Dubai?

YouTube to be banned in Dubai?

Believe it or not, YouTube is going to be banned in Dubai, and UAE. The Commander in Chief of Dubai Police, Lt Gen. Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, is of opinion that YouTube ‘incites hatred’ and, therefore, should be banned from computers. Dubai Police Chief has launched a campaign during which he called upon Etisalat to ban […]

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