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Old Dec 29, 2012, 07:43 PM   #1
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Moving oversea with an iPhone 5

I recently took a job in Germany, I have an AT&T unlocked iPhone 5. Will I be able to use it with T-Mobile or O2? If so can I use LTE on these carriers? Same with the 4th Gen iPad, I'm thinking about getting on but I don't know of I need to get an AT&T or Verizon model, or would
it be better sell my phone and get one in Germany.. If I go that route, are the phones unlocked?
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 09:57 PM   #2
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Should be fine as-it, unless Germany has a predominately CDMA network (I don't know).
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:04 PM   #3
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AT&T iPhone 5 only works with North American LTE bands so you're out of luck with LTE in Germany with that phone as far as I know. You can use it on GSM and HSPA+ networks either by roaming (expensively) or getting the phone unlocked so you can put a local German SIM in it.

The Verizon iPhone 5 is unlocked out of the box even on contract and supports CDMA, GSM, HSPA+, and possibly German LTE but not likely.
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Old Dec 29, 2012, 10:50 PM   #4
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Verizon has more unlocked GSM bands than the AT&T phone. However, CDMA is locked on Verizon. Should not be a problem though, as you will be using GSM in Europe.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 04:50 AM   #5
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Everything will work fine anywhere in europe, just no LTE. But, depending where you are you might not need it at all. I'm getting ~17Mb/s on 3G. One thing that comes to my mind though is warranty, not sure if they will service it.
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 05:42 AM   #6
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For LTE in Europa on iPad you'll need the Verizon model.

http://www.apple.com/ipad/LTE/

For LTE in Europe on iPhone, the Verizon model is more likely to work. The AT&T model will not support European LTE networks.

http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
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Old Dec 30, 2012, 06:46 AM   #7
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Just sell your US version and buy a new one when you get there, not an issue.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:03 PM   #8
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I'd love to sell it and get another one, but the price of a 32gb phone is over $1k USD.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:07 PM   #9
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Unlocked 32GB iPhone 5 from Apple is $749 USD Ahh in the Germany Apple Store never-mind.
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Old Feb 10, 2013, 10:55 PM   #10
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I'll probably get it... worse case.... I'll have to send it back to get refunded... I was hoping that someone has already tried this so I didn't have to be the guinea pig!
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