So it looks like VoIP bans are still a thing in Qatar, despite the current pandemic and shelter at home suggestions. Many people rely on these apps to keep in touch with their families and loved ones during this time of need.
Unfortunately, Houseparty seems to have joined the list of banned VoIP apps in Qatar, with multiple users complaining on Twitter and asking for clarification from both ISPs (Ooredoo and Vodafone) using the hashtag #هاوس_بارتي. It’s probably important to note that this is most likely not an action the ISPs took on their own, and is likely to be government mandated censorship that they have to abide by.
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