Can I use the iPhone 5s worldwide?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ohenriquez, Feb 18, 2014.

  1. ohenriquez macrumors member

    ohenriquez

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    Location:
    Auckland, New Zealand
    #1
    Dear Members

    I would like to know whether this model can be used in USA, Southamerica and New Zealand. It will be unlocked brand new in box

    I spoke with the seller (reputable power seller eBay) who stated that the phone will work everywhere

    I would like to know whether this is the case

    The listing states:

    Brand Apple
    Family Line Apple iPhone
    Model 5s
    SIM Lock Unlocked
    MPN ME439B/A
    EAN 885909782796
    Type Smartphone

    Key Features
    Storage Capacity 64 GB
    Colour Silver
    Network Technology GSM / EDGE / UMTS / HSPA+ / DC-HSDPA / LTE
    Band GSM/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900; UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA 850/900/1700/1900/2100; LTE 1/2/3/5/7/8/20
    Style Smartphone
    Operating System Apple iOS
    Camera 8 Megapixel



    Your help will be appreciated

    Thanks
     
  2. Max(IT) Suspended

    Max(IT)

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    There could be limitations only in 4G in some places.
     
  3. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

    PicnicTutorials

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    I went to Africa with my iPhone and it worked were there was coverage. just call your carrier and turn on international. They tried to rake me over the coals though when I got my bill. make sure all the settings are correct on the carriers side before you call.
     
  4. scaredpoet macrumors 604

    scaredpoet

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    The short answer: 3G on this phone including HSPA+ will work worldwide, including the places you mention.

    Slightly longer: LTE may not work in all areas, however, due to the fact that LTE frequencies are not nearly as standardized worldwide, and at the time the 5S was designed, "global" LTE chipsets were not available in the size and power consumption that would work in the 5S physical design.
     
  5. PicnicTutorials macrumors 6502a

    PicnicTutorials

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    if I remember right I think I turned on data roaming too. I used data only calling when I could. I think? Two years ago. But it was pretty cool to be talking to my wife at (or near at) the top of mt Kilimanjaro in Africa on my iphone.
     
  6. ohenriquez thread starter macrumors member

    ohenriquez

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    #7
    Thank you very much, I decided to buy the European model
     

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