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Monday, March 7, 2011

Vodafone Egyptian Restore FaceTime on iPhones

Vodafone Egypt has restored the FaceTime on iPhone with carrier support for MC605AB and MC603AB models. FaceTime has reactivated by a Carrier Update (version 10.1 for Vodafone Egypt). According to SaudiMac, all the devices are getting FaceTime activation via carrier update so you do not need to do anything.

This news was semi-confirmed through the twitter accounts of @houssini and @SadekHM. It was then confirmed by Vodafone Egypt’s official twitter account.
Mohammed Lubbad checked the RegionFeatures regional restrictions file and noticed that Apple didn’t change it in iOS 4.3 GM. However Vodafone’s Carrier Update file included a boolean key named AllowsVoIP and it’s set to “on”.

AllowsVoIP overwrites NOVOIP found in RegionFeatures file. So it is possible to enable FaceTime on iPhone 4 units sold by Mobily and STC.
It also means that it’s possible for a carrier to release a settings file with AllowsVoIP set to off and disable FaceTime on any iPhone 4 on their network.


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