Internet calling over Whats App and Viber were already blocked.Similar apps including Tango and Line are still available in the country.
I should have put the phone down but I just wanted to see if she was going to have anything to say that I could understand – honest!
Anyway the moral of this little discourse it to just be careful as to what you keep on your Phone if you are likely to be in a situation where you may be checked for other problems.
While I have never heard of a westerner having their phone taken and checked I know MANY Filipinas and other “poorer” nationalities who have had this done to them.
Normally by Mutawa who have nothing better to do with their time than harass innocent women in the street.
Of course this monitoring of your phone and other communications is only to look for terrorism!