28 September, 2006

Etisalat gets realistic

Etisalat gets realistic

Hi5, youtube, myspace and a bunch of other sites seem to have just been unblocked.
not sure about flickr, its not responding at all
Anyway, Thank you Etisalat. Now go and unblock VoIP kthx

(notice courtesy of mr.click)

36 comments:

Keefieboy said...

Some mistake, surely!

trailingspouse said...

Flickr too! Amazing! Watch out for low flying pigs!

MD said...

OMG...they must be feeling sick or something! I won't be surprised if the sites get blocked, again...soon.

Can't help feeling pessimistic. It's Etisalat we're talking about.

MD said...

trailingspouse: Flickr isn't loading :S

bandicoot said...

must be one of those ramadan one-day special offers!

trailingspouse said...

Whoops, you're right. In my excitement I typed in flikr.com - not the same thing. Ah well . . .

foomuncher said...

w00t

err... does this mean that I can start posting nudie pix of myself on myspace ? :p

Etislut said...

90 % of the shiny new unblocked links are from samuraisams list of Bad sites.

Hmmm conspiracy theory time, Sam turns up in SandLand and Etisalad (TM) unblocks sites.

OMG!!1! sam is Etisalad

ahmed said...

YAY!!


Thank God! Thank God! Thank God!

ahmed said...

Orkut too!!

md said...

loll...omg...this is soooo not happening. gosh, but where's flickr :(

Dani said...

awnah..this is crazy! XD

thanks for sharing all the other unblocked sites sam!

Doubleletter said...

Great ! :)

I wonder if our emails to Etisalat had an effect, or was it just the bad publicity ;)

Seabee said...

Isn't it ridiculous folks - we get excited about being able to access harmless sites the rest of the world has access to all the time!

Woke said...

Awesome.
Did they sign the Magna Carta yet?

Harsha said...

this has happened b4..they block sites n then unblock in a while...

maybe at first glance they just block it..and then depending on the response they go through it and unblock it.

marwan said...

As much as I want to be cynical...this is great! Even if it's only a small step on the road to enlightenment, let's applaud them for the effort.

ali said...

this is a proper april fools joke isnt it :P im confused!!!

Flikr????/ lol

anonymous lurker said...

i'm going to assume all that bad publicity was starting to sting a bit.

Mme Cyn said...

Or maybe "DU" is due to arrive shortly in a city near you, and EggySalad wants to be seen to compete?

flic said...

That's very good news!

archer14 said...

Definitely, its DU that has helped. I've also heard of rumours that they no longer block landline bill defaulters.

Dana said...

The only sucky thing is that you cant join myspace.When you click "sign up",the blocked page thingamabob comes up.

Arvind said...

My friends in the US tell me Flickr isn't down (as the TCP_Error) suggests. I wonder if it's some new form of blocking... Skype.com shows me a TCP_Error too rather than the usual blocked pages.

I do find it strange that these are unblocked. Personally I'm rooting for vox.com to be unblocked.

DG said...

Thank You Etisalat for this Ramadan Gift. God Bless You :-)

Sam, we muslims believe guests are a blessing from God. Your visit to UAE has indeed been a blessing for the residents :-)

samuraisam said...

Perhaps co-incidentally, today is Etisalat's 30th anniversary.

Dani said...

awww so it's 30 years of monopoly already.

mr tarabulsi said...

ok, i checked myspace & i tried 2 join& guess what! that;s tight,chillun!Blocked!
ah well, another site for du 2 du better with!!!

Anonymous said...

One of the sheikhs read Grapehshishas latest post who used to work in the government.

dennis moore & his bag of swag! said...

anon at 4:24 AM:what happened?can u please explain?
i mean what did grapeshisha write?was it insulting etc?

grapeshisha said...

anon@0424 - Not true

urbanite82 said...

okay so i am late on this, i just reaf the posting...wtf? this is awesome!!!! don't know what to think but lets all enjoy it while it lasts guys!!!

MD said...

Flickr's back!

yenu said...

myspace sign up:

http://signup.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=join&MyToken=0effbf4b-0268-4784-b279-cdbc0ba882e7

just go below the myspace homepage..in that create your profile box..click start now..

Anonymous said...

nobody would know how much anger and hatred i have towards etisalat, the way it is emptying our pockets and no1's saying anything about it.
they unblocked few site, well this has happened before and they will block it again!
bunch of uneducated spoilt ppl running etisalat!
What about VOIP, i have a way to use it, hahaha etisalat you lose! miloo111@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

go to
http://blogs.download.com/Daily-Download/post.php?p=1144

etisilat getting realistic?.........i'd say still in their money making dreams

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