LTE in the UK on A1549?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by henryaaron, Nov 26, 2014.

  1. henryaaron macrumors member

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    Hi all,
    Ordered my T-Mobile iPhone 6 from Apple about a week ago.
    No, I didn't order it for export. I have & love AT&T for many years and I plan on using the iPhone mainly here on AT&T.
    I don't fancy locked phones and I don't want my now-inexpensive AT&T bill to go up so I didn't go for the subsidized/installment locked option (the locked phones is just a personal thing, I won't be leaving AT&T anytime soon and I don't rent SIM cards).

    But I do frequent Europe and I don't rent a SIM card or anything like that, I get the AT&T international plan which is also now a lot cheaper than it used to be. I've done tons of Googling for a simple question.

    Apple doesn't say LTE will work in the UK with the A1549 but it does with the A1586, suggesting that the A1549 will not support LTE in the UK
    https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

    Vodafone says the 4G bands on it's network are 20 and 7
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vodafone_UK#Radio_frequency_summary

    Apple says the A1549 is compatible with bands 20 and 7
    https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

    The A1586 only has the extra TD bands mainly used in southeast Asia over the A1549.
    https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

    How come Apple is suggesting the A1549 will not have LTE in the UK? Are they doing it to prevent exports (but it really works)? Did they block it?

    Thanks
     
  2. henryaaron thread starter macrumors member

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    Bumping.
    I'm beginning to think there's some sort of conspiracy here.
     
  3. KPOM macrumors G5

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    That list is just which phone models they sell in each country, and which networks it supports there. The A1549 will work on LTE in the UK.
     
  4. fat jez macrumors 68000

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    The uk uses 3 (1800MHz), 7 (2600MHz)and 20 (800MHz). As long as your iPhone supports those (which it does), you'll be fine.
     

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