Question for UK EE members only

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by davehutch, Mar 26, 2014.

  1. davehutch macrumors 6502a

    davehutch

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    #1
    Are you using an iPhone 5?
    Simple really. I called EE and asked them whether I could buy a SIM Only for my iPhone 5 and they said that the iPhone 5 cannot use 4G on their Network.
    True, False, or depends on something else?
     
  2. davehutch, Mar 26, 2014
    Last edited: Mar 26, 2014

    davehutch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. Took me a little while but I eventually found this:
    http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

    But how do I know if I have a GSM or CDMA version of the A1429 model?
    It was delivered by Apple on Launch Day in the UK
     
  3. MyRomeo macrumors 6502

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    dave, I have a uk launch date iPhone 5 on EE sim only... works perfect! AND EE just dropped their sim only prices.

    The CDMA version was never a UK supplied model, ours are all GSM.
     
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Exactly.
    Apple doesn't sell the CDMA iPhone version in the UK at all.
    Unless you bought one at a verizon store in the US.
     
  5. davehutch thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks MyRomeo. Nothing beats first hand evidence :)
     
  6. terryrogers macrumors newbie

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    I was under the impression that although the iPhone 5 is a 4G enabled device the UK bandwidths used by UK carriers are not amongst those that the 5 support.

    The 5S has a larger array of LTE bands supported and hence is was the first compatible 4G phone usable in the UK.

    (I'm on EE and have a 4G plan with an iPhone 5S)
     
  7. merrickdrfc macrumors 6502

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    The 5 could support 4G/LTE on Three, EE and that's about it if I remember correctly, won't work on Vodafone or O2
     
  8. bransoj macrumors 6502a

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    I'm using my launch day iPhone 5 with 3 and pick up 4g\LTE when in places where its available...in fact i had it for a while whilst in Derby last weekend and previously in Sheffield. My wife picked up a 5S when she upgraded and did offer to let me have it and she would use my 5 but she's with O2 which meant she wouldnt be able to use the 4G part of her contract as the 5 doesnt pick up O2s 4G signal.
     
  9. The Phazer macrumors 68030

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    The iPhone 5 supports the frequencies used by EE, just not those used by O2 (the 800mhz spectrum in particular).
     
  10. sammy-boy macrumors regular

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    #11
    My iPhone 5 works fine on EE's 4G network (using a pay as you go sim), mine was bought secondhand from a CEX store at the beginning of this year.

    As already stated won't work on O2's 4G, not much of it round me but certainly not a peep 4G wise on my O2 contract sim as expected!
     

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