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Users boycott Egypt’s telecoms companies

Group claims Egyptian telecommunications companies are “exploitative”, demands consumers dictate prices

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A group of mobile phone users protested against the high costs and low quality of Egyptian telecommunications companies’ services by turning off their phones between 5pm and 10pm on Thursday night.


On a Facebook event for the boycott, spearheaded by the “Internet Revolution” movement, over 100,000 people said they were “going”.


In a statement released on their page, the group claimed that the boycott was effective.


The group added that this act of protest was held against the “exploitation of telecommunications companies”. The companies are currently over-priced, and consumers should begin dictating prices, the group said.


“This will not just stop at this boycott,” the video statement said. “These companies pay a lot for their Ramadan commercials. We will make sure this a month of losses for them.”


The “Internet Revolution” movement was founded in 2013 to oppose “the National Telecommunication Regulatory Authority, the Minister of Communication and Information and Technology,  and internet companies”, and to achieve “justice in Egypt online”.

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