iPhone 5 in U.S. and Australia

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by jnpy!$4g3cwk, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. jnpy!$4g3cwk macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    Is there a model of GSM iPhone 5 that works for voice and 3G data in Australia, and, voice and 3G/LTE in the U.S.?

    Specifically, would an unlocked iPhone A1428 [ UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 2, 4, 5, 17) ]

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

    work on both AT&T and T-Mobile in the U.S. for voice and 3G/LTE, and, in Australia for voice and (at least) 3G data on either Telstra or Optus (likely not LTE I understand).

    Is there an easy way to figure this out?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    Yes, you just gotta get an official unlocked iphone from Apple in the US.

    Here's its specs:
    •GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 2, 4, 5, 17)
     
  3. jnpy!$4g3cwk thread starter macrumors 65816

    jnpy!$4g3cwk

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    Any info on which Australian carrier would work best with this phone?
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

    Applejuiced

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    I have no idea mate.
    They all should work fine as long as they are GSM then the iphone 5 will connect to 3G and hspa+
    Not sure about LTE though.
    Go to their websites and see what bands/frequencies they use and if they are compatible with the ones posted above.
     

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