Can I use this in my iPhone 5?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tl01, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. tl01 macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2010
    I have an AT&T iPhone 5. Can I use it on TelCel? They said as long as it is compatible with TMobile than it will be okay. I am going to unlock it shortly. Has anyone tried this SIM card before?



  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
  4. rigormortis macrumors 68000


    Jun 11, 2009

    iPhone 5 will work at 4g ( non LTE ) speeds on t-mobile. I heard somewhere that this requires refarmed areas.

    I think there was one version of the iPhone that was Lte compatible and it ran on channels 2 or 4 or aws?

    I had a verizon iPhone 5.. It ran fine on tmobile at 4g speeds in San jose, California

    It wasn't lte, but the speeds were almost 9 Megabit which was faster then the LTE that verizon offered in my area.

    Unlock the phone.

    Once it is unlocked, and you want to double check if your iPhone 5 will be either 2g,3G or 4g, buy the "simple mobile " SIM card from Amazon. It sells for 1 cent and it should tell you what speeds you will get without investing any money
    Or signing up to any plan
  5. tl01 thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 20, 2010
    I just had mine replaced with a new refurbished one from apple on October. Is there anyway to know which one it is? I bought the original phone on launch day.


    It will be shortly. It is out of contract.


    I'm okay with most any speed... It is just for a few days when in Mexico on vacation.
  6. mtneer macrumors 68030


    Sep 15, 2012
    My unlocked AT&T iPhone 5 logged into Telcel near the Mexican border in Arizona. So I am pretty sure that the bands will work. My phone started roaming, so I obviously did not put a Telcel SIM in..

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