Does the A1549 (T-Mobile) model work in the UK?

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  1. Erphern macrumors 6502

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    Just wondering if anyone knows whether the T-Mobile version (purchased full price from the Apple store) supports all the bands I'd need to take the phone to England next time I'm heading that way?

    It looks like it does from the specs, but it'd be nice to know for sure. :)
     
  2. Septembersrain Contributor

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  3. Erphern thread starter macrumors 6502

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    According to this website it looks as though I only need to care about bands 3, 7 and 19 (1800 MHz, 2600 MHz and 800 MHz):

    http://www.4g.co.uk/4g-frequencies-uk-need-know/

    ...which the A1549 (GSM) seems to support, unless there's more to it than meets the eye.

    Weird that Apple's site suggests that one would need the A1586 (GSM) for use in England. Makes me wonder if I'm missing something.
     
  4. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Wish I knew more about the bands from other countries. I was told by the Apple Store that the T-Mobile variant when purchased outright is considered unlocked. So hopefully it'll work out for you?
     
  5. Shadowbech macrumors 68040

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    The question would be would "LTE" work on it? For example, if I took the A1549/A1522 (6/6 Plus) to South Korea, it would work with 3G/4G but those model will not work on their "LTE" network.
     
  6. Erphern thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hope so. I'll find out in a few months. :) Thanks for the help!
     
  7. Septembersrain Contributor

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    Wish I could of been more so, let us know how it works out? Thanks!
     

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