1. schmilinsky's Avatar
    I bought an iPhone 5 "unlocked" as they said, meaning that you can used with any carrier. However, FaceTime is restricted only for Vodafone, as soon you swap to another carrier as Qtel FaceTime disappear from the telephone. Qtel support FaceTime service

    How can I unlock the application to appear when I use Qtel SIM card?

    Thru unlocking / jailbreak? Any help is quite welcome...
    02-15-2013 10:11 PM
  2. natasftw's Avatar
    When you swap the sim card, are you on wifi or 3g/lte? Some providers restrict facetime when you're not on wifi.

    If you're swapping the sim card and getting service, it's unlocked.

    If you still can't get facetime, it's possible the my3g jailbroken app might help. But, that requires jailbreaking your phone and purchasing an app. You should try the other solutions first if the facetime is truly all you want.
    02-15-2013 10:36 PM
  3. Alli's Avatar
    In your case, isn't it Qtel that blocks Facetime altogether due to country laws?
    02-16-2013 08:38 AM
  4. kch50428's Avatar
    02-16-2013 11:30 AM
  5. schmilinsky's Avatar
    So far, we don't have any restriction as Saudi Arabia. However, since the competition between Qtel and Vodafone, Vodafone have restricted FaceTime in order to get more customers.

    Am looking for a solution whether jailbreak or unlock to get FaceTime.

    Many thanks...
    02-16-2013 11:47 AM
  6. Gem Malyn's Avatar
    Hello All,

    I am Gem and I work for Vodafone. iPhone devices sold from our stores are SIM unlocked, meaning you can use it with other operators however Facetime feature is exclusive to our network. This is restriction set by Apple.

    For more information, please visit:

    Vodafone Qatar: iPhone/iPad help

    Alli likes this.
    02-17-2013 05:08 AM
  7. Alli's Avatar
    Hi Gem. Welcome to iMore, and thank you for that information! I hope you'll stick around!
    02-17-2013 11:30 AM
  8. schmilinsky's Avatar
    Anyone have any idea what tweak should I use to unhide/free/liberate FaceTime application on my iPhone 5?
    02-19-2013 07:46 AM
  9. 3cit's Avatar
    Doesn't springtomize come with some sort of "enable" feature that turns on non existent items?
    Like back in the day an iPod didn't have the front facing camera, but springtimize would trick the phone into thinking it has it maybe that's an option,
    Also you could dig around in ifile and look for the the FaceTime app see if it's a simple toggle flip.
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    02-19-2013 10:46 AM
  10. schmilinsky's Avatar
    Many thanks for your suggestions, however where do I look for the FaceTime using iFile? Additionally, with springtomize I couldn't find the FaceTime. I really appreciate your kind guidance
    02-19-2013 09:24 PM
  11. 3cit's Avatar
    Yeah springtimize was a bad idea I realized after I looked further into it! But with ifile, navigate back to root, then choose applications and look for FaceTime.app
    So /applications/FaceTime
    02-20-2013 01:46 AM
  12. schmilinsky's Avatar
    Despite your indications, I couldn't find FaceTime. It seams that FaceTime install when a Vodafone SIM card is inserted, like a code directly from apple in my phone.

    Either way, if there nothing to do on order to get FaceTime, there are others applications similar to it that works better.

    Thanks anyway
    02-20-2013 08:30 PM

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