Egypt questions Vodafone over "bomb code" advert
CAIRO (REUTERS) - Egyptian state security prosecutors are questioning the makers of a commercial for Vodafone Egypt after a little-known rap singer alleged the ad included coded signals for bomb attacks by the Muslim Brotherhood.
The Egyptian unit of Vodafone, the world's biggest mobile operator by revenue, rejected the suggestions.
In a statement on Thursday, it said the ad posted on YouTube and social media channels and featuring a well-known puppet character was meant to promote a special offer for customers to re-activate their old SIM cards and had no hidden meaning.
Any other explanations "are pure fiction and personal opinions" for which the company is not responsible, it added, suggesting it might take legal action "against whomever (is) trying to distort the company's reputation".