Facebook Messenger's voice and video calls in Saudi Arabia have been blocked, in an attempt to ban users from making free of charge calls over the Internet.
In Saudi, we can't use Viber, nor Whatsapp, and now they banned Facebook. Might as well burn the apps in hell.
The reason behind the ban seems to be blamed on the companies themselves for failing to comply with telecom regulations.
“Appropriate action will be taken against applications or services that do not comply with the regulations,” a spokesman at the commission said according to Arab News .
The bans on VoIP calling services are not restricted to Saudi Arabia. Countries all across the region have been battling through this.