iPhone 5 model A1428

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  1. macrumors newbie

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    I bought iphone 5 from canada
    My iphone does not support lte in my country because it is a1428
    Can the upcomming jailbreak make a tweak that will make it okey
    And my iphone is factory unlocked
     
  2. macrumors 6502a

    mikeydeezy

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    If it's a hardware issue then no a jailbreak should not be able to change that.

    I assumed the Canadian carriers used the same standard as AT&T does in the states. Maybe that's just Bell.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you for you quick reply
    So changing my question to:
    Is it a hardware or a software issue
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    It's a hardware issue. The LTE chipset in that phone can only receive the US/Canadian LTE frequencies.

    You should not have any problems receiving UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 3G signals on any GSM carrier.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you
    Okey can any one tell me the diffrence between lte and 4g
    And can i get 4g on my mobile
    And if i can , is upgrading from 3g to 4g worth it
    I think that 4g is not the same as lte cause there is some people apper in the status bar 4g instead of lte
     
  6. macrumors 6502

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    Technically, HSPA+ 3G is classified as 4G. It's not 4G LTE.

    These speeds are all dependent on signal quality and user congestion on the towers. This is only a general guideline.

    4G LTE: 20-60 Mbits down - 15-25 Mbits up
    HSPA+ 3G/4G: 8-10 Mbits down - 2-3 Mbits up.
    3G: 2-3 Mbits down - 1 Mbit up.
     
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thank you that was helpful
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    i agree with you,You should not have any problems receiving UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+ 3G signals on any GSM carrier.[​IMG]
     
  9. macrumors 65816

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    A lot of people worry about not getting LTE because they will miss out on high speeds but test your HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+ is even better) Speeds and see what your getting because In Canada I have tested 8-19Mbits on HSPA+ 3G (I rarely turn on LTE on my iPhone 5 because to me its not worth keeping it on due to limited LTE coverage)
     

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