iPhone 5 AT&T

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  1. tl01 macrumors 65816

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    My neighbor needs a new phone and I can sell her my iPhone 5 for cheap... But I need to know is my AT&T phone will work on T mobile. How can I find out? Thanks!
     
  2. EDH667 macrumors 6502a

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  3. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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  4. msp3 macrumors member

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    Late in the iPhone 5 model cycle, T-Mobile came on as an iPhone carrier. Apple updated the iPhone 5 models to include one with T-Mobile's fake "4G" (AWS) bands because T-Mobile never had 3G to begin with and went straight from EDGE to "4G" (AWS). On the earlier AT&T iPhone 5 models you'll get EDGE, 3G, and LTE, the later AT&T iPhone 5 models you'll get EDGE, 3G, "4G", and LTE.

    Basically, you'll lose out on some sub-LTE speeds when not getting real LTE if you use your AT&T iPhone at T-Mobile depending in your iPhone 5 model.
     
  5. tl01 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I wish I knew which one I have. Probably impossible to figure out. I had my launch day iPhone 5 but got a refurbished one to replace it right when my apple care plus ended...so it was around at October I think.
     
  6. sanandreas1234 macrumors newbie

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    Check this out and look at your serial number to know if you have one or not
    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202720
     

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