Are three the only carrier in the UK that will have LTE with the iphone 5?

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  1. The Game 161 macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Sorry if this has been answered or repeated but there are so many iphone threads as it is.

    Will anybody else be getting LTE apart from three? guessing vodafone won't?
     
  2. BadBrownBear macrumors newbie

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    EE will be getting LTE (Orange & T Mobile) ... Not 3.
     
  3. bumbo macrumors regular

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    Based on the radio frequencies supported it looks like only EE (the T-Mob/Orang merger) and Three will have 4G services the iPhone 5 can use.

    Voda, O2 own different radio bands for their 4G, which don't look like being supported by the iPhone 5.

    To make it clear, Three purchased some of the EE 4G radio band that Ofcom allowed to be swtiched on early. This same radio band is supported by the iPhone 5. So when Three launch their LTE offering it will work with the new iPhone.
     
  4. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

    The Game 161

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    Oh I see so Orange and just T-Mobile?

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    Interesting

    I'm with vodafone and my contract ends in december so I'm tempted to wait till my contract to end and move to orange or T-mobile.

    Anybody on T-mobile or Orange what is the general signal like?

    guessing the prices for contracts from orange or T-mobile aren't out yet? want to really stick to a £30-35 a month contract but get the 32 GB model but interested in how much that contract may be.
     
  5. bumbo macrumors regular

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    I'm on Three and the signal is great. Really fast data speed too.

    No pricing from EE yet on any of their tariffs, but you can sign up for info here: www.ee.co.uk

    Oh and 4G will only be available in 16 cities by christmas so you better hope you live in one of those :)
     
  6. Tsuchiya macrumors 68020

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    The impression that I get is you order the 5 on Orange or T-Mobile, but when EE goes live your plan will switch over and you'll get 4G then.

    Also you can see the Orange/T-Mobile plans already.
     
  7. Azzin macrumors 68040

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    There's no such thing as a "general" signal, as it's location dependant.

    I'm on 3 and coverage where I live, travel etc is excellent, but by the same token Orange reception is shockingly poor in those same areas.
     
  8. Moccasin macrumors 6502a

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    Its a bit more complicated than that. At least O2 (if not others) are implementing DC-HSDPA which has 40Mbps.

    EE's 4G will no doubt be pricey and I'd prefer to wait rather than find it was the wrong choice.
     
  9. The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Guessing you won't get 4G straight away? will take a number of months?
     
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    The Game 161 thread starter macrumors G5

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    Would I be right in thinking EE and LTE won't be available in every city in the UK?

    It only listed a certain amount of cities. Seems odd that it includes Derby and Birmingham but not Leicester? would of thought all areas that close would be included?

    same with certain places in London.
     

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