Apple unlocked Iphone5 and LTE on AT&T prepaid

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by araje, Dec 21, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2012
    Hi, I have been reading off and on about the non availability of LTE on AT&T prepaid network. Even the store representative wasn't able to confirm if LTE will work even though the phone supports it. His point was the prepaid network might not allow me to use the LTE network.

    Can anyone confirm this. I was planning to use AT&T without a contract but was hoping that I get the LTE. Please let me know.
  2. macrumors Nehalem


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    No LTE with prepaid on AT&T.
    Just 3G and hspa+.
  3. macrumors regular

    Mar 24, 2012
    I can confirm that you WILL not have LTE on a prepaid plan.
  4. macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    So far it appears that none of the carriers will be allowing prepaid users to access their LTE networks.
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2012
    I went to the AT&T store today.
    I am told that for iPhone I won't even get a normal data connection for prepaid. I have to be on postpaid so that LTE can be accessed.
    I guess if I connect my wife's S3 I might see H for prepaid but haven't tried it.

    Looks like I might have to go for the month over month postpaid plan starting at 85$ unlimited with 1gb LTE access.
  6. macrumors 6502


    May 23, 2012
    I wish everyone wouldn't go for their LTE so they would have to lower the prices. $80+ a month is robbery. Goes for Sprint and Verizon as well.
  7. macrumors 6502a

    Sep 28, 2012
    I'm with you Marrakas, I walked in to look at a Droid Razr Maxx at Best Buy which which was zero down with a two year contract.

    The sales lady said the cheapest plan on Verizon was $90 a month. I walked right back out.
  8. macrumors 68000

    Oct 9, 2010
    I was told sometime next year AT&T will add LTE phones to their prepaid plans and will enable LTE on prepaid. They didn't give a date. They said it will happen eventually.
    That is not true. I have an iPhone 5 using an unlimited data prepaid SIM. I had to use to change the iPhone 5's APN to access the prepaid data network. I get the 4G logo but it runs at 3G speeds.
  9. thread starter macrumors regular

    Apr 15, 2012
    Can you elaborate on this part ? I can just go and change the APN settings in iphone5 under network settings. Why would we need an external site to do

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