Anyone using the iphone 5 on T-Mobile's Unlimited 4G network? IF so How do u like it?

PacificBeach

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Anyone using the iphone 5 on T-Mobile's Unlimited 4G network? IF so How do u like it?
 

krnboy503

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I don't think that you can use the iPhone 5 with T-Mobile's 4G.. I think it can only be used with T-Mobile's 3G service.
wrong. if you have the AT&T iPhone 5 unlocked, you can use the 4G LTE when its available next year. Verizon iPhone 5 won't support it due to the different bands.
 

bpeeps

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wrong. if you have the AT&T iPhone 5 unlocked, you can use the 4G LTE when its available next year. Verizon iPhone 5 won't support it due to the different bands.
Next year does not equal now.
 

aphexacid

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I think here in Chicago, theres only one little sliver that has the tmo 1900 turned on.

And no mms is a big turn off.
 

Minhimalism

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I think here in Chicago, theres only one little sliver that has the tmo 1900 turned on.

And no mms is a big turn off.
Doesn't MMS work once you set the right APN settings and stuff? I never manually set it anymore I just restore from my jailbroken backup which sets the MMS up just right but I swore the old method still worked as well..
 

aphexacid

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Doesn't MMS work once you set the right APN settings and stuff? I never manually set it anymore I just restore from my jailbroken backup which sets the MMS up just right but I swore the old method still worked as well..
Well, you see, jailbreak is the key. Everything else gets set up without needing to jb, except for mms.

Not only can you not jb it right now, a lot of people just dont want to jb.
 

mattopotamus

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Well, you see, jailbreak is the key. Everything else gets set up without needing to jb, except for mms.

Not only can you not jb it right now, a lot of people just dont want to jb.
good to know, thanks. I let my brother-in-law have my old 4S and he is using it on t-mobile. We could not figure out why his mms is not working.
 

iAi

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Would T-Mobile LTE works on an Unlock AT&T iPhone 5?

Would T-Mobile LTE works for sure on an unlock AT&T iP5? Anyone trying this now? T-Mo has zero LTE as of now?
 

Minhimalism

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good to know, thanks. I let my brother-in-law have my old 4S and he is using it on t-mobile. We could not figure out why his mms is not working.
There is a way to get it working but it requires messing with a restore file, if he doesn't mind setting the phone up again.

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Would T-Mobile LTE works for sure on an unlock AT&T iP5? Anyone trying this now? T-Mo has zero LTE as of now?
It will presumably next year once the refarms are complete.
 

KoukiFC3S

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Well, you see, jailbreak is the key. Everything else gets set up without needing to jb, except for mms.

Not only can you not jb it right now, a lot of people just dont want to jb.
I unlocked a 4 over the weekend and MMS is working great on Tmobile without a jailbreak.
 

JodyK

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I can only speak for my area ... Atlanta northern suburbs and nothing over edge yet on the iPhone 5. Guy in store said maybe beginning of the year. Fingers crossed would be happy with 3G at this point.
 

articulatefool

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Pictures still send through iMessage, KiK, email, etc...

If you have somebody that you are trying to exchange pictures with, just use a different medium.

I can't wait for the 1900 MHz PCS re-farm in my area. The day it happens, I will be putting a T-mobile nano-sim (they have those in stores now) into my iPhone 5.
 

aphexacid

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I unlocked a 4 over the weekend and MMS is working great on Tmobile without a jailbreak.

Sharing is caring then. You see there is another member above you that couldn't get it to work, so why not help him out instead?

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This is very cool here: http://leimobile.com/tag/iphone-mms-fix/

no jailbreak required! This will help a ton of people i know wanting to go with tmobile or the better choice StraightTalk!

@ Minhimalism - thanks for the heads up
 

yeah

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Next year does not equal now.
But it will when T-Mobile purchases MetroPCS and they will have LTE already setup (Metro has LTE on the 1700 MHz AWS band, which is the same as T-Mobile, and can be supported by the iPhone :cool:).
 

Bruins Fan

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Anyone using the iphone 5 on T-Mobile's Unlimited 4G network? IF so How do u like it?
TMO "4G" isn't bad. Here in the Boston area I usually see speeds of 1MB - 6-7MB problem is when you're not "4G" (3G), you drop to 2G which is almost unusable on my HTC Sensation. My wife and kid will be staying with TMO (on contract), and I'm waiting for my pre-ordered Verizon iPhone 5. Eager to try the VZW LTE network.
 
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