iPhone 6S & T-mobile (miami) improved LTE band??

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by scariaga, Sep 9, 2015.

  1. scariaga macrumors regular

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    So I've been having issues with my iPhone 5S and T-mobile for the past 6 months (dropped calls, data connectivity). I'm about to purchase the iPhone 6S and I'm debating on switching back to AT&T to get better service. Problem is that AT&T is still quite a bit more expensive (about $40 more) so if I could I'd rather stay with T-mobile. One of the things that the T-mobile customer service person said was that the atennas will be much better with the 6S for LTE service. I also looked online and saw that there is a known issue with T-mobile and iPhone 6 access to LTE band 12 and that they should address it with the latest release. Does anyone have any more info on this? Is it worth sticking with T-mobile to see if the 6S has better service with T-mobile? and more info is much appreciated. thanks!

    Sebastian
     
  2. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone 6 was not capable of accessing LTE band 12, but the iPhone 6s is. There is a map of the band 12 coverage that includes Miami, so it might be worth sticking with T-Mobile and testing their service, since band 12 improves coverage, especially inside buildings.
     
  3. scariaga thread starter macrumors regular

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    Great! much appreciated Andres
     
  4. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    I'd try the 6s with them and if it doesn't improve then return it and switch to AT&T.
     
  5. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    No problem! Not worth switching to AT&T if all you need to fix your problem is a new iPhone!
     
  6. scariaga thread starter macrumors regular

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    Just looked at the map and it looks like there's a tower about 5 blocks away from where I live. Should be even better for me right?
     
  7. Andres Cantu macrumors 68030

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    I'm no expert, but that sounds like the ideal location for cell phone service :)
     
  8. nox5 macrumors 6502

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    Net10 h2o cricket use att network and are cheaper than T-Mobile
     
  9. randian macrumors 6502a

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    So is MetroPCS, and it's not throttled like Cricket. Does the Band 12 deployment extend up to Palm Beach, or only in Miami proper?
     

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