Wednesday, August 23, 2006

VOIP Petition for the UAE

I’m probably late to post this (as I first noticed it yesterday in the news), but for everyone (in the UAE) who hasn’t already, please do take a look at and sign this petition.

Whether you believe it’ll do something or not, it’s worth giving it a go. From what I read today, this petition is speaking a lot and has been brought to our ‘service providers’ attention, and they are considering changes at this time. Though, of course, that could be misleading language. Whatever… it’ll take less than two minutes to sign and it’s worth giving it a go.

UAE VOIP Petition

Maybe this time something will be done? There's got to be a first for everything, no?


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey tainted do you remember the time you asked people to give a letter to Dubai Municipality to construct pedestrian crossings on SZR? I read a couple of weeks ago in GN that they're going to construct more and more pedestrian crossings in Dubai. I don't know if it's connected with the letter writing you began but at least..something happened. Cool. I'll try to look for the link. :)

4:13 PM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger black feline said...

My queen...just did! eventhough Im already using it..:)

5:32 PM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger Unknown said...

TF: If VOIP is a go, then hopefully the Proxy is a go too, yes?

8:53 PM, August 23, 2006  
Blogger Tainted Female said...

You’re welcome Smokey.

Dani, I doubt it has anything to do with the emails, but it’s great news anyway! I must have missed the article about it.

BF… :) When I signed yesterday, there were less than 400 signatures. Now, there are over 1500. It’s nice to see so many people taking part in this.

Balushi… You’re a poor sport. You’re lucky we love you anyway.

Symphony… I doubt it. I think the reason VOIP might have a chance is because there is no ‘moral, cultural, blah, blah, blah,’ reason for it to be blocked. No one buys the ‘National Security crap’. UAE is the only country in the world to block it, from what I’ve read. UAE’s government knows National Security better than all the others? No, it’s obvious this is about money. There’s no excuse.

The blocks… they still have their excuse.

I hope you’ve all emailed the petition to all your friends and family here in the Emirates. And if not, please try to do so soon. I have a feeling this will be blocked soon, as I was reading through the comments last night, and some dimwit wrote a rather nasty insult there towards Sheikhs.

10:12 AM, August 24, 2006  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's the GN link.. :)

11:12 AM, August 24, 2006  
Blogger Unknown said...

TF, yes I've done it & passed it along for support too.

I hope this VOIP is a go here. Man, I'm wasting a bundle on phone bills.


12:45 PM, August 24, 2006  

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