/// Vodafone: Texting Still Down in Egypt, Except for Government Propaganda [NewEnterprise]

February 3, 2011  |  All Things Digital


The Internet may be back up in Egypt , but wireless phone customers using Vodafone in that country are still unable to send text messages, the company said today. Vodafone CEO Vittorio Colao said that text messaging was still not working in Egypt because the government there hasn’t authorized turning it back on. He said the company is lobbying authorities there to allow texting to start back up. The company is also facing network problems because its technicians can’t travel safely and that some antennas that have been damaged. The company also said in a statement that since the protests began it has been forced to send pro-government text messages to customers. Egyptian emergency laws required it to allow the government to send scripted text messages. The company said it had no right under the law to change the messages.

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Vodafone: Texting Still Down in Egypt, Except for Government Propaganda [NewEnterprise]


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