iPhone 5 T-mobile users!

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by hello12, Sep 25, 2012.

  1. hello12 macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    #1
    I went to the apple story today, they were so busy, out of stock, and no help to me.
    My question is... Should I buy the iphone 5 from verizon and use it for tmobile or shoulf I wait for the unlocked version to hit the apple stores? What is everyone on tmobile doing to get the 5?..
     
  2. Diode macrumors 68020

    Diode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #2
    I would personally wait for a unlocked AT&T version. Should work with the upcoming T-Mobile LTE network - the Verizon one would not I believe.
     
  3. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    #3
    Since it is unlocked, the Verizon iPhone 5 will work on T-Mobile. All you have to do is put in your sim card and you're good to go.
     
  4. kre62 macrumors 68000

    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2010
    #4
    If you buy the ATT version for full price, it will also be unocked.

    Id go with that option.

    Worst case scenario, buy an unlock on eBay for 8 dollars. But you wont have to go that route as it is confirmed unlocked.
     
  5. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

    BFizzzle

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Location:
    Austin TX
    #5
    i dont really get the point of having an iphone if its only on edge network?
     
  6. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #6
    He might be in one of the areas where T-Mobile has iPhone compatible 3G up already. If not, then they will have it up within the next 3 months nationwide. $69.99 for unlimited everything (including data) is a pretty good deal compared to AT&T/Verizon.
     
  7. hello12 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    #7
    Because 3g is up in my city by december. And I hate android .. Tmobile said 4g by march, and I save a ton with them. Ill live with edge for a few months
     
  8. BFizzzle macrumors 68020

    BFizzzle

    Joined:
    May 31, 2010
    Location:
    Austin TX
    #8
    sweet deal. id be doing the same if i didnt have unlimited LTE with verizon. 3g is suppose to be here too.
     
  9. hello12 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    #9
    I just don't know to get an unlocked iphone 5 now....
     
  10. mattopotamus macrumors G5

    mattopotamus

    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2012
    #10
    Like others said, if you are not in an area with 3G already you will be using EDGE until you get it
     
  11. hello12 thread starter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2012
    #11
    Yes I know that!!! But how do I go about getting an unlocked iphone 5?? Thay works on all frequencies
     
  12. Prime85 macrumors 6502a

    Prime85

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2012
    #12
    i am going to the apple store tomorrow to buy two iPhone 5's for T-mobile. I heard from multiple people that if you buy the AT&T "device only" it comes unlocked.
     
  13. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #13
    Buy the AT&T one full price no contract. It's unlocked out of the box and will be compatible with T-Mobile's refarmed 3G network as well as their future LTE network next year.
     
  14. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    #14
    Nope, this isn't true. I asked at the Apple store a few days ago.
     
  15. Dramas macrumors newbie

    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Location:
    Brooklyn, New York
    #15
    Will the Verizon iPhone be compatible with T-Mobile's 3G Network?
     
  16. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    #16
    Not true. Don't waste your money.
     
  17. roflc0pter macrumors regular

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2010
    #17
    If it doesn't come unlocked, just pay $10 on eBay and have a seller unlock it. Problem solved
     
  18. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    #18
    It will be compatible with T-Mobile's 4G network. I went in and asked a T-Mobile employee a few days ago.

    I'm going to Las Vegas next week and T-Mobile has their 3G/4G network up and running there. I'm interested to see what type of speeds I get on the 4S.
     
  19. vietalogy macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2006
    #19
    To buy from AT&T you have to have a account with them to buy a phone. You can buy one used and get it unlocked through a vendor or eBay.
     
  20. martiansoldier macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Nov 12, 2010
    #20
    Worse case, you can get it unlocked on eBay for less than $10.00 a phone. Search for Unlock Fusion on eBay.
     
  21. Diode macrumors 68020

    Diode

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2004
    Location:
    Washington DC
    #21
    It won't be compatible with their upcoming LTE network. It needs to support LTE over AWS - which the AT&T iPhone 5 is the only one that supports it.
     
  22. andyx3x macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2011
    #22
    I don't really care about LTE. T-Mobile's 4G speeds are fast enough for me.

    ----------

    Oh, another thing I asked the T-Mobile rep was if I brought in an iPhone 5 and got their new nano sim for it would they try and take me off the $30 plan that I currently have with my 4S and put me on a more expensive plan. He said no.
     
  23. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

    Joined:
    Apr 28, 2012
    Location:
    Charlotte, NC
    #23
    He's right. We just go into your account and change your sim card number to the new Nano Sim card number. No account or plan changes required.
     

Share This Page