iPhone 5 on T-Mobile LTE?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by aznboi91, Apr 3, 2013.

  1. aznboi91 macrumors regular

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    I'm kinda confused... my sources tell me that there is a firmware update for unlocked iPhone 5 so that we can get LTE speeds.

    Another source is telling me that I have to buy the new phone...


    So which is it?

    Thanks guys
     
  2. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Unlocked AT&T models can get Tmobile LTE.

    What you will not be able to receive with your current iPhone 5 is 4G HSPA+ on their native 1700mhz band. You will be limited to getting HSPA on their 1900 band that has far less coverage than the 1700mhz band.
     
  3. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    U will get HSPA+ on 1900mhz on the old iPhone 5
     
  4. apollo1444 macrumors 65816

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    yup but it will be very limited coverage, and crappy service indoors, I tested it in orlando it was horrible Edge 90% of the time
     
  5. osofast240sx macrumors 68030

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    They are still in the process of reframing the network. Edge will eventually be phased out.
     
  6. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    Edge won't be phased out anytime soon. A large portion of Tmobile rural coverage is still edge. The reframing is still continuing but for now the new iPhone 5 is the best way to go by far.
     

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