Did my iPhone 5 gain new LTE bands?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Retired Cat, Oct 5, 2014.

  1. Retired Cat macrumors 65816

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    I bought my GSM(A1428) iPhone 5 unlocked in 2013. The retail packaging says that it has LTE bands 4(AWS) and 17.

    However, Apple's website: https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/ says that the A1428 has FOUR bands of LTE compatibility:

    2 (1900 MHz)
    4 (AWS)
    5 (850 MHz)
    17 (700b MHz)

    Anandtech found FCC filings listing those 4 bands.

    Do any carriers use Bands 2 and 5 in the U.S.?

    Anyone know why Apple did not initially list these bands on the iPhone specs?
     
  2. terraphantm macrumors 68040

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  3. bwapod macrumors member

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    Sometime mid-release cycle, Apple updated the A1428 model with additional LTE bands for the T-mobile release of the iPhone 5. However, they did not change the model number.

    http://www.macrumors.com/2013/03/26/t-mobiles-iphone-5-is-a-tweaked-model-a1428-phone-with-aws-support/
     
  4. Retired Cat thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Oh ok, thanks. I bought my phone after the tweaked release. It works on both AT&T and T-Mobile MVNOs.
     
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    AT&T uses bands 2, 4, 17, and 5. T-Mobile uses bands 2 and 4.
     

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