Last updated on June 14th, 2016 at 09:35 am
It is impossible to imagine the world without communications today. We need to stay in touch with our business partners and friends, family and close people. And of course, Internet helps us.
Many people are using VOIP solutions and services like Skype, Viber and WhatsApp for communications because they are free and easy to use.
But can you imagine that such services are not available for millions of people. Below you can see the list of countries where VoIP, Skype, WhatsApp and others similar services are blocked.
|Belize||blocks VoIP and Skype|
|Brazil||blocks VoIP services|
|Caribbean||blocks VoIP and Skype|
|China||blocks VoIP, Skype, and website content (YouTube, Facebook etc.)|
|Egypt||blocks all VoIP, Skype, and website content|
|Jordan||blocks all VoIP, Skype, and website content|
|Kuwait||blocks all VoIP, Skype, and website content|
|Mexico||blocks VoIP and Skype|
|Morocco||blocks VoIP and some web content|
|North Korea||blocks VoIP and other web content|
|Israel||blocks VoIP and some web content|
|South Korea||blocks VoIP and other web content|
|Oman||blocks VoIP, Skype and web content|
|Pakistan||blocks VoIP and other web content|
|Paraguay||blocks VoIP and Skype|
|Qatar||blocks VoIP, Skype and web based content|
|United Arab Emirates||blocks VoIP, Skype and websites/services|
This is map of globe without free access to VOIP, Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and similar services.
Why VOIP is blocked?
VoIP services are blocked in many countries because government companies do not want to lose the money they earn on mobile services.
It is not a secret that VOIP is much cheaper than usual international calls.
Skype, WhatsApp, Viber and others are free of charge.
So why pay more for calling?
How to unblock VOIP, Skype, Viber when they are blocked?
There is a simple and secure way to avoid this restriction: use VPN service.
VPN or virtual private network masks your IP, and so lets to avoid country’s restrictions.
VPN is: safe, secure and anonymous!
You can use vpn on any Android and iOS device. This is fast and simple.
How to setup VPN in Android
To create new vpn tunnel
1. Click Settings icon
2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN
3. Tap Add VPN Network
4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.
Please be carefully – don’t use any additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.
5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.
Save it and tap Connect
For connection to vpn server:
Select Home > Menu > Settings
Tap Wireless & networks
Tap VPN settings
The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect
When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.
After creating your vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.
See detailed guide here.
How to setup vpn on iOS
To make a new vpn connection in your iOS device you need to do the next:
1. Go to Settings > General > VPN
2. Click Add VPN Configuration
3. Choose PPTP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail
Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)
4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen
Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.
Please contact us if you still have some questions.