iphone 5 what prepaid us carriers offer 4g

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tbluhp, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. tbluhp macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    so far simple mobile and t-mobile both give me edge is their any carrier that offers 4g for iphone 5
  2. stevedusa macrumors regular

    Jun 12, 2012
    If you mean HSPA+ (as what the iPhone shows as "4G") then yeah most GSM prepaid carrier, EXCEPT T-Mobile, has it.

    LTE? None so far.
  3. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
  4. unagimiyagi macrumors 6502a

    Jun 9, 2009
  5. dchao macrumors 6502a

    May 20, 2008
    In simple term, nobody don't need 4G LTE. A 3.5G (aka HSPA+) network is fast enough with speed up to 10mbps down/ 2mbps up.

    Like what the previous posters have said, most regional GSM carriers offers GSM prepaid data plan.
  6. faiz23 macrumors 6502


    Oct 8, 2010
    Straight talk, Red Pocket, H2o, AT&T go Phone and T-mobile sim in areas where 1900mhz has been refarmed. I have been using straight talk for 8 months on 3 iphones with out any issues. Here is honest speed test and done all over like Dallas tx, Kansas City, MO, Columbia, MO, Chicago, IL and Champaign, IL

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  7. iAi macrumors 6502

    Sep 26, 2012
    Yeah, the 3.5G?


    Whoa, nice, interesting test and bits of info.
  8. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
  9. tbluhp thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Sep 6, 2006
    is the tmobile monthly 4g really going to give me 4g speeds on iphone5 or edge?
  10. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

    Apr 28, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    If you're in an area where they have refarmed for 4G (HSPA+) on the 1900mhz band then you will get 4G. If not you will receive Edge. Most areas are still on Edge.

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