Not really a world phone...

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Wiggum, Oct 4, 2011.

  1. Wiggum macrumors member

    May 21, 2010
    From the specs on apple's site.. it still won't operate on 1700mhz.... so no T-Mobile?

    It does say 2100mhz, will it work?
  2. sjinsjca macrumors 68020


    Oct 30, 2008

    It's a world phone in the sense that there are few countries where it can't find a carrier to work with... and sell through. It's a world phone in the sense that any phone is a world phone.

    T-Mobile in the U.S. uses an unusual frequency. Its phone selection has always been comparatively limited for that reason. Having said that, Apple proceeds methodically and incrementally. Sprint is for many reasons a better fish to land at this point. T-Mobile's long-term viability is not assured; its German parent company has been slow to invest in its network and made noises about selling it off even before AT&T's attempt to purchase it.

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