More and more expats relocate to the business center that is Dubai. Soon they discover that access to VOIP services like Skype and many websites are blocked. Locals have dealt with this problem for years, but I am about to tell you a little trick that will not only secure your web traffic from prying eyes, but also unblock Skype and many other websites and online services.
Here is a great tip for you if you want cheaper call rates on Skype. The way the call rate is calculated is by what country you are in when the call is placed. If you are in Hong Kong and need to call someone in the US then the call rate is different than if you were located in the US. What if we could make Skype think we are in the US when placing the call?
Not all countries are as open minded towards free information flow and VOIP. United Arab Emirates (UAE) is an example of this. Some Internet service providers (ISP) are not crazy about the thought of Skype eating into the bandwidth and thus the protocol has been blocked.