How to Unblock WhatsApp and Skype in Nigeria

Nigerian telecommunications firms are going to block services like WhatsApp and Skype to boost their revenues. How to unblock VOIP services in Nigeria?

According to a report from The Punch, telecoms companies in Nigeria want to increase low international call revenues by blocking subscribers from accessing Over-the-Top (OTT) services. OTT services are the audio, video, and other media content that we transfer via the Internet, without requiring subscription or payment e.g Skype and WhatsApp voice and video calls.

The rise of the OTT providers such as WhatsApp, Skype, Facebook, BlackBerry Messenger and Viber, was eating deep into the voice revenue of telecommunications companies in the country by more than 50%, and they had already reportedly lost about 100 trillion Naira between 2012 and 2017.
A great number of Nigerians are using these services now. So VOIP blocking will affect many people in the country.

However there is reliable solution to unblock Whatsapp in Nigeria – and this is VPN solution.

VPN is a virtual tunnel that masks your ip address and lets to access any blocked site or service. VPN is easy in use and very simple to setup.

VPN is simple in use. You can setup vpn connection on your iOS or Android device.

How to use VPN in Android

To make a new vpn connection on your device with Android OS you need to follow the next instructions.

To create new vpn tunnel

    1. Click Settings icon

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2. Select Wireless & Networks and tap on VPN

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3. Tap Add VPN Network

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4. Input connection name (Sahrzad VPN), select the type of your VPN connection – PPTP VPN, input VPN server address from your account data.Please be carefully – don’t use any

additional symbols like spaces, http://, www, / …etc in the server address.

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5. Input your Username and password that you received from VPN account service in e-mail.

Save it and tap Connect


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For connection to vpn server:

  1. Select Home > Menu > Settings
  2. Tap Wireless & networks
  3. Tap VPN settings
  4. The VPN connections you have added are present in the list
  5. Tap the VPN you wish to connect to (Sahrzad VPN)
  6. A dialog box will open asking for your credentials, enter them and click connect

When you are connected to VPN, you will see an ongoing notification in the Status bar on your Android device. If you are disconnected, you will receive a notification and an option to go back to the VPN settings section.

Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.



How to use VPN  in iOS

To make a new vpn connection in your iOS device you need to do the next:

1. Go to Settings > General > VPN
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2.  Click Add VPN Configuration

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3. Choose PPTP VPN and enter you VPN account data. You will receive your VPN server, username and password in the e-mail

Server address must be exactly as in your account data (without http://, www or any other symbols)

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4. Save your VPN configuration. Once you have created VPN connection you can switch it ON and OFF on the main settings screen

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Once you have created vpn connection you can switch it on and off on the main settings screen.

When your vpn connection is established you can use Viber from any country.