Are all iPhone 5 replacements unlocked?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by imeth, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. imeth macrumors regular

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    Mar 23, 2011
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    If you have a tmobile and att iPhone 5 and if you exchange it through 1 year warranty with Apple, does the refurbished iPhone 5 1 gsm model both compatible with both carriers AT&T/Tmobile with LTE bands? Thx
     
  2. aneftp macrumors 68040

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    Jul 28, 2007
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    You are asking 2 different questions.

    1. As for it being unlocked. If phone was unlocked than they should give u an unlocked replacement. If it's locked than u get a locked replacement.

    2. Hit or miss if u get the "new A1428" model that has updated 1700/2100 baseband enabled. There are no guarantees unless u originally purchased ur phone with the 1700/2100 baseband enabled after April 12 2013.
     
  3. john168 macrumors newbie

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    Apr 17, 2008
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    You can use this website from Apple support site will verify if your replacement has T-Mobile bands.

    -john
     

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