Will a Chinese iphone 4 work on T-Mobile/AT&T Frequencies?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Phokus, Jan 11, 2013.

  1. macrumors regular

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    I'm surprised i'm having so much trouble finding info on China's version of the iphone 4 (the GSM version) on google. I'm trying to find out their frequencies they use.

    Anyone know if they're compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile? Also with T-Mobile's HSPA+/4G?

    Thanks!
     
  2. macrumors Nehalem

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    If its a GSM iphone and if its unlocked it will work with any gsm sim.
    Only way to really know is try it I guess.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah i figured... just wondering if it'll get 3g and possibly 4g frequencies though.
     
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    Menel

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    GSM 3G/4G all iPhone 5's are world phones.
    LTE: China version will not work on US/Can at LTE speed.

    This doesn't list China, but I would assume the bottom one.
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
     
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    I know that one of the Chinese iPhones didn't support Wi-Fi but I'm not sure which model it was. It'd pay to double-check.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah, not too concerned about not being able to use LTE. Wondering if HSPA+ on t-mobile will work though (i think they were adding the 1900 mhz frequency for that to work with iphone's, IIRC).
     
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    Applejuiced

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    Yep, my guess is if you're on a refarmed Tmobile 3G area you will get their fast 1900 hspa+ speeds.
     
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cool, hope so too thanks
     
  9. macrumors 601

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    Yes but NO SOY SAUCE! :D

    Only the U.S. has the chutzpah to make something nobody else can use.
     

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