More LTE bands in 5S?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by lienhart, Sep 12, 2013.

  1. lienhart macrumors 6502

    lienhart

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    I plan on getting the 5S. I heard something about more LTE bands, but I don't quite get what they do. I have Verizon. I usually get about 1-2 bars of LTE in class and it can be slow at times. Does this mean I will get more bars or something? Thank you in advance to anyone who can clarify this :)
     
  2. bensharma macrumors newbie

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    No, it won't make a difference to you on Verizon. Same service as before.

    Where it makes a difference is for if/when you travel. Can get LTE with a local SIM card in many more places overseas now.

    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/
     
  3. LostSoul80 macrumors 68020

    LostSoul80

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    Different countries' carriers may have different radio bands.
    It won't make a difference to you.
     
  4. d123 macrumors 68000

    d123

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    The big difference will be seen in Europe, the main 2 bands for use here will be 800 MHz and 2600 MHz, which the iPhone 5 doesn't have.

    1800 MHz was only a stopgap by a limited number of networks who had spare spectrum to get a early start with LTE.
     

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