A real consolation for the people of Egypt who are really suffering from the anti-government protests, as the last Egypt’s main internet service provider, the Noor Group also gone dark since Monday. Google launched a special service to allow people in Egypt to send Twitter messages by dialing a phone number and leaving a voicemail, as Internet access remains cut off in the country amid anti-government protests.
The official corporate blog of Google said that, “Like many people we’ve been glued to the news unfolding in Egypt and thinking of what we could do to help people on the ground,”
The service, which Google announced, was developed by engineers from Twitter, which allows people to dial a telephone number and leave a voicemail. The voicemail is automatically translated into an audio file message that is sent on Twitter using the identifying tag #egypt
Google said in the blog post, titled “Some weekend work that will (hopefully) enable more Egyptians to be heard,” that no Internet connection is needed to use the service. Google has listed three phone numbers for people to call to use the service.
The social networking services like Twitter and Facebook are the most important tools of communications for protesters in Egypt since last week, to demonstrate against the 30-year rule of President Hosni Mubarak. As part of the protest the internet service has been suspended around the country and phone text messaging has been disabled.
Following are the listed numbers for people to use the service: +16504194196 or +390662207294 or +97316199855.