bought iphone 5s A1530

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  1. Sossity macrumors 6502a

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    I noticed that this model is for Asia pacific, would like to know is will it work for me; I plan on using it with t-mobile USA with a pay as you go plan.

    I am in the USA.

    or is this a goof? do I need to trade it or get a different one?
     
  2. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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  3. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Sounds like questions even Google could have tried to answer before the purchase.
     
  4. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone 5S A1530 supports the following:

    Model A1530*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); FDD-LTE (Bands 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20); TD-LTE (Bands 38, 39, 40)

    https://www.apple.com/iphone-5s/specs/

    I googled it in about 15 seconds...

    Anyways its perfect for Europe AND Asia but in the US Its not going to work great with LTE. It supports Band 2 LTE which T-Mobile is expanding on outside metro areas but you really need band 4 as well for proper HSPA+ and LTE. Did you buy from someone out of Europe or Asia? They likely don't understand the difference in LTE frequency bands anymore than you do...I would try and cancel.
     
  5. 617aircav Suspended

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    Yeah I don't get this buy first ask later syndrome.
     
  6. eyoungren macrumors P6

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    Agreed, it also makes no sense to me as well.
     

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