Is there some sort of anti-Skype sentiment going on in despotic regimes? It seems to be the case, as Burma has restricted communications all the more – which means staying connected to the rest of the world has now gotten harder than scaling Mt. Everest without an oxygen tank. To get a better idea on how closed the country is, to own a cell phone in Burma is considered to be a luxury, now how about that? Skype has been blocked while other VoIP platforms have also undergone the ban hammer. Why is that such a big deal? Well, cell phones and other personal communication devices are super expensive there, with a SIM card carrying a four digit price tag in US dollars, which is why free or inexpensive VoIP software is a blessing to anyone living in Burma.
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