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BlackBerry Service Blocked in Egypt…

BlackBerry Service out

If you have not been paying attention to the news recently you might have missed the mass protests and rioting going on in Egypt. I will not cover that in detail but we just heard from Hisham in Egypt confirming that BlackBerry Service has been blocked in the past few minutes.

He has confirmed the block across 3 networks including Mobinil, Vodafone, and Etisalat. Egypt has already blocked Twitter and Facebook due to the strikes and protests but this is the first time I have heard of them blocking BlackBerry Service.

Twitter is also going crazy with reports that BlackBerry Service is blocked

Let us know if you have any updates from Egypt!

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  1. First Tunisia, now Egypt. But from what I hear, Egypt’s government won’t fall as easily as Tunisias. Looks like in addition to making all protests illegal, they’re cracking down on the communications in Egypt.

  2. Oh wow! I had a customer message me the other day via twitter about one of our themes…app world isn’t even supported in their country. I’m curious to see what happens…

    • From a guy who just got back and in contact with people from Egypt…BBM is working on MobiNil…but it’s very slow (like one of those almost outage days in the US and Canada)
      Facebook is down (that’s a fact)
      No clue about the other social network apps.
      Blackberry app world never worked in Egypt btw.

    • Correction…..
      The Internet is DOWN in Egypt
      No BBM
      No text messaging
      Cell phones were still working an hour ago…God knows how bad that could get.

  3. So Mubarek refuses to step down.. Basically firing all government officials except himself.

    With the violence increasing (looting has begun), hopefully it is resolved peacefully soon.

    • I hate to get political on a Blackberry blog but I know family members that can’t come back to the states for work, people who can’t get married and sleepless nights to protect one’s family and private property.
      It’s just sad :( I hope this terrible dilemma ends. 20 years living there and I have never seen the streets I’ve known for so long like that.

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