Buying an iPhone in Doha airport duty free?

furou

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Oct 7, 2019
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Hi,
I’m traveling through Doha airport and I’m thinking about getting an iPhone 11 there. I’d like to make sure the iPhone they sell isn’t limited in anyway like having FaceTime disabled, or any other weird software differences.
Many thanks!
 

Silvrbill

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Dec 20, 2013
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Hi,
I’m traveling through Doha airport and I’m thinking about getting an iPhone 11 there. I’d like to make sure the iPhone they sell isn’t limited in anyway like having FaceTime disabled, or any other weird software differences.
Many thanks!
I believe the phones for the Arab market don't have Face Time installed and there is no way to install it on those phones.
You'll need to find out what market it was manufactured for.
I've been in Qatar many times but I can't tell you for sure about the phones they sell there.
 

Ultra Male

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Mar 10, 2018
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Hi,
I’m traveling through Doha airport and I’m thinking about getting an iPhone 11 there. I’d like to make sure the iPhone they sell isn’t limited in anyway like having FaceTime disabled, or any other weird software differences.
Many thanks!
Not sure about Doha but I do know that in Dubai Duty Free it's the same so I guess that it should have FaceTime.

There are many shops here in Dubai that sell imported iPhones from the US and other parts of the world that have FaceTime and they work flawlessly. Bought an iPhone 1 Pro that way and FaceTime works like a charm with a VPN though. ExpressVPN is what I use.
 
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