Egypt Pulls Plug on Free Basics

India’s bandwagon against’s Free Basics offerings has a new passenger: Egypt.

India’s bandwagon against’s Free Basics offerings has a new passenger: Egypt.

AP reported that Free Basics, which had been in use by more than 3 million Egyptians, was shut down Wednesday, but the reasons why were unclear.

Facebook told AP it hoped to “resolve the situation soon,” adding:

We’re disappointed that Free Basics will no longer be available in Egypt. More than 1 million people who were previously unconnected had been using the Internet because of these efforts.

Readers: Will Facebook be able to restore Free Basics in Egypt?