According to Reuters, Government of Saudi Arabia is in full mood to Ban one of the TWO most popular free Voice and Text apps, Skype and whatsapp. After Viber getting the axe, the kingdom is keen to control the communications of the expacts with the outside world.
Says the article: “Conventional international calls and texts are a lucrative earner for telecom operators in Saudi Arabia, which hosts around nine million expatriates. These foreign workers are increasingly using Internet-based applications such as Viber to communicate with relatives in other countries, analysts say.”
This is also seen as another attempt by the Kingdom to promote wide scale internet censorship regime.