In this technologically advanced era, the use of apps in smartphone, not just be the wishes of everyone, but even has become the necessity of every smartphone user. Of course, you as an smartphone user, will not be separated from the choice of various applications. There are a variety of applications, one of which is the application used for chat and video calls. For chat and video calls, there are a lot of application options that can be used by you, for example, WhatsApp, Line, Skype, and others. In addition to all the applications, there is one application that will be introduced to you, BOTIM.
Here, you will find out why BOTIM applications are being widely used by Android users and what are the advantages of BOTIM applications. There are things you need to know before you get more explanation about BOTIM applications.
As you may have heard, the United Arab Emirates once blocked the use of two frequently used video call apps. The 2 applications are Viper and Skype.
Why does the Skype ban appear?
Have you ever heard the term VoIP? VoIP stands for Voice over Internet Protocol which is a technology that enables voice conversations remotely via internet media. Skype is one of the most popular VoIP service applications.
In the United Arab Emirates, there are 2 internet service providers or you may be familiar with the name ISP. 2 The ISPs are Etisalat and Du as regulated by the Telecommunication Regulatory Authority (TRA). TRA explained that only this two licensing providers are allowed to offer VoIP services in the United Arab Emirates. This means that the decision whether the use of Skype is allowed or not held by Etisalat and Du.
Is Skype banned?
In its website, Skype has issued a statement that their site and service, Skype, has been blocked by ISPs in the United Arab Emirates which means that you will not be able to use Skype in the United Arab Emirates. There is not much that Skype can do about it. On its website, Skype expressed the opinion that the best course of action is to speak to the ISP in the United Arab Emirates and ask the reason behind their act blocking Skype.
Is there another alternative?
If you were previously a Skype user, you don't have to worry about how else you can enjoy video calls with family and friends. In addition to Skype, there are other alternatives that have been offered by Etisalat and Du that are approved by TRA. The alternative is C'ME and BOTIM.
If you want to use VoIP services legally in the United Arab Emirates, 2 telecommunication service providers have provided VoIP based applications namely BOTIM and C'Me. Now, these two apps have been added as part of their unlimited voice and video call service. You only need to pay a monthly fee as much as Dh50 for mobile users. Etisalat users can subscribe by texting 'ICP' to 1012 or through their Etisalat app. For those of you who are Du users, you can send message 'Netcall' to 1355.
In addition to these 2 applications, there are other ways you can still make video calls with family and friends. Mike Priest who is a technology expert has explained that for those of you who buy iPhones outside the United Arab Emirates, you can use the FaceTime app that lets you call family or friends who use an iPhone that also has a FaceTime app.
As mentioned earlier, BOTIM is one of the alternatives that can be used in the United Arab Emirates to make video calls. Not just in the United Arab Emirates, BOTIM applications can you use around the world. BOTIM can be used to make free voice and video calls over 2G, 3G, 4G, or Wi-Fi networks. You also need to know that any chats and calls you make through the BOTIM application are secure (encrypted). Not just video calls, you can also share photos, videos, voice messages, and more through the BOTIM application. Do you like creating chat groups? BOTIM will satisfy you with one of its features that is making a group chat that can reach up to 500 people. BOTIM also has its own emoji that helps you express yourself.
Since Skype has officially been blocked in the United Arab Emirates, citizens are urged to use other alternative video call apps to stay connected to their friends and family.
Etisalat has explained that their customers can make unlimited video calls just by paying a fixed monthly rate of Dh50. They allow users to have an unlimited voice call and video call applications that can be used worldwide, for example using C'Me and BOTIM, available to those of you who use iOS and Android devices.
Voice and video call services can be enjoyed by mobile users by spending a fixed monthly fee as much as Dh50. eLife Etisalat also offers their customers to make voice and video calls from their home at a fixed monthly rate as much as Dh100.
How does BOTIM work?
If you already have internet connection regularly, you can enjoy unlimited video calls and calls while you make calls to family and friends using BOTIM app. As long as you have an internet connection, you will not be charged any additional cost while using BOTIM application. Especially for the United Arab Emirates, Etisalat as an ISP (internet service providers) has made it clear that BOTIM is one of the alternative applications to replace Skype that has met the requirements of following UAE regulations in related with the use of VoIP.
BOTIM main features - apps for video calls and chats
The BOTIM application used for video calls and chat is developed by The BOT Limited. BOTIM is an application that can be used by all people even including children. Compared to Skype, BOTIM use less memory capacity but offers the same main features.
So even if there is a change in the rules of use of VoIP-related apps in your country, this will not stop you from making video calls and voice calls through internet-enabled apps. If a particular app is unusable, try using another app, for example, BOTIM. BOTIM offers exciting features for you that you can enjoy with family and friends.