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NO FaceTime on my new Iphone 5

52581 Views 24 Replies Latest reply: Dec 22, 2013 1:31 PM by KiltedTim RSS
  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,970 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 1:25 PM (in response to modular747)

    Qatar is no longer listed as one of the countries where it is not available.  It used to be, but the law must have changed...

     

    Only Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates are still listed as countries where it is not available at all.

  • sarai20 Calculating status...
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    Feb 1, 2013 1:28 PM (in response to KiltedTim)

    then why does it work there and not in spain...i had vodafone in qatar and vodafone in spain.

  • sarai20 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:00 PM (in response to sarai20)

    another thing, when i put my vodafone qatar sim facetime icon is back, when i put vodafone spain its not there anymore. Could it be vodafone spain that is not letting me use it?

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,680 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:06 PM (in response to sarai20)

    More likely there is a hack that enables it with the Qatar SIM. Where do you see the "FaceTime icon"?

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,970 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:14 PM (in response to sarai20)

    Vodafone in Qatar and Vodafone in Spain are NOT the same carrier. They may have the same parent, but they are not the same.

     

    If you put your Vodafone Qatar SIM in the phone, facetime will work. If you put a SIM from a different country, it will be disabled.

     

    FaceTime may be unavailable if your device originates from this region and becomes unlocked or is used in another country.

  • sarai20 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 2:46 PM (in response to KiltedTim)

    not even if you manage to change the phone on facetime?

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,680 points)
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    Feb 1, 2013 4:00 PM (in response to sarai20)

    What do you mean by "change the phone on facetime'?

  • Mikay07 Calculating status...
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    Feb 19, 2013 4:56 PM (in response to Aastrup)

    i bought my iphone 5 in Bahrain and ask the sales guy if facetime is available. Because i already told him beforehand that im working in Saudi Arabia, he told me, FACETIME DEPENDS ON THE NETWORK Carrier. No facetime for Saudi on iphone users except for Ipads. so i guess better ask ur phones carrier if its available or not.

  • tftynan Calculating status...
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    Mar 4, 2013 1:51 PM (in response to KiltedTim)

    I´m in San Salvador. With an US bought iphone5. I have used facetime here before with my iphone4. Now if I search the phone, or the contact, list the button for facetime is NOT there.  I AM on wifi, using apps all the time in cafe. NONE of my friends with iphones show facetime button on contact page..help ?  Explain ?

  • konyokid27 Calculating status...
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    Dec 22, 2013 11:49 AM (in response to tftynan)

    i got the same situation, i can use facetime in qatar but not in my own country. so what would be the best thing to do to have facetime in my own country? or i just have to live without facetime. please advise

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,970 points)
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    Dec 22, 2013 1:31 PM (in response to konyokid27)

    Sell the phone and buy one that's intended for use in your country.

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