China Mobile, Chinese carriers, mobile phone provider

Even though its Jego app has only been available since June 3, China Mobile has reportedly suspended account registrations for the Skype and Viber competitor due to alarm over boundaries for VoIP services in the country, allegedly because Jego was using tech from one of China Mobile’s subsidiaries based in Hong Kong that was apparently not meant to be used within China.

That doesn’t mean the service is down and out for good, however. According to The Next Web, the service could still be salvaged by China Mobile since it’s still online; only new registrations have been suspended. An official post on the website that reads “We will be pleased to notify customers of Jego official launch” also lends some credibility to the assumption that the service is only down temporarily.

As we reported earlier, Jego is being offered alongside China Mobile’s Fetion app, which will compete with the likes of WhatsApp in the mobile messaging space while Jego competes with VoIP.

No word yet on if and when Jego’s suspensions on new registrations will be lifted.

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By Josh Robert Nay

Josh Robert Nay is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of TruTower. He has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2003 and specializes in GSM based technology. He also uses (too many) VoIP apps and is a long-time user of BlackBerry, Android, and Windows Phone. He adores anything having to do with space exploration and writing. In addition to the links below, he can be found on LinkedIn and can also be found on his website at