Att iPhone 5 on T-Mobile

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by madflava54, Aug 4, 2014.

  1. madflava54 macrumors member

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    Hey guys,

    I am thinking of buying a used 5 from att. If I unlock it and use on T-Mobile, will I get LTE speeds? I'm in the suburbs of Chicago. Won't buy it if I only get HSPA+ speeds.

    Thanks
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Depends on the iphone 5 model and when it was build.
    You might not even get HSPA+ and just be stuck with 2G Edge.
    LTE you should be able to get if its available in your area and the bands are compatible.
    Also unlocking an AT&T iphone is not easy or cheap either.
     
  3. madflava54 thread starter macrumors member

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    nd293ll/a

    That's the model number. I'm under the impression att will unlock the phone for free
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You're under the wrong impression:D
    You have to meet their requirements in order for them to unlock it.
    https://www.att.com/deviceunlock/client/en_US/

    About the model number I'm not 100%.
    I have an early AT&T i5 and its a MD634LL/A without all HSPA+ frequencies used by T Mobile.
    I think yours is newer and should be able to connect to all T Mobile 3G bands.
     
  5. HarryWild macrumors 6502a

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    iPhones are expensive to unlock using a third party service! Check the cost before buying the phone!
     
  6. madflava54 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the heads up man. Saved me from wasting money. I guess that person wasnt even a former ATT user. I just assumed unlocking it would have been no problem. She was selling it for $280. Ended up getting a 5S for $400.
     
  7. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    You make better decisions when informed well.
    Great choice btw.
     

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