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Discussion in 'iPhone' started by dawgfan, Aug 17, 2015.
iPhone 5 came from a Verizon network. Will it work on other networks based on SIM card?
Yes and no. It will work on AT&T's 4G network, NOT their LTE. It will also work on t-mobile but edge only.
For LTE networks in the U.S. it will work on:
Thank you very much!
You're welcome! The iPhone 5 was one that had different bands in the U.S., but during the iPhone 5 days when it was the latest and greatest, the Verizon version was generally considered the best version for the world as it gave access to Verizon while in the U.S. and then a lot of carriers in other countries. Hope this helps.
Just a slight note here in regards to Sprint. Not sure what LTE band Verizon uses, but unless it's Band 25 there will be no LTE. Also, I don't believe the Verizon iPhone 5 does Band 26 or 41 so there will be no Spark. But the Sprint iPhone 5 doesn't do band 26 and 41 either so that's no different there.
Thanks for the additional information, I was just listing what apple has on their website for that model of the iPhone. Sprint has changed quite a bit as of lately.
Oh, I understand. I was just trying to add some additional info.
True, a lot has changed about Sprint. Not all good and not all necessarily for the better.
That said, both Band 26 and 41 were available in September 2012 when the iPhone 5 was launched. But no phone at that time on Sprint could handle all three bands. The iPhone 5s has Band 25 and 26, but not Band 41. And the Sprint iPhone 5 is capable of 800mhz, but for voice only.
So, essentially what we have with the Verizon iPhone 5 is that yes it can work on Sprint's network, but on 3G only - unless it can handle Band 25.
One of the places I might try to sell it requests they be unlocked. Is this a difficult procedure?
I'd its a Verizon iPhone 5 (or later) it's already factory unlocked by default (that's basically what allows it to work on other networks, as discussed in previous posts).
Thank you. I was told there was a procedure, but perhaps the person was wrong. Glad to hear it.
Just to clarify, it also gets "4G" on T-Mobile like it does on AT&T.
Thanks for the information. I haven't tested the 5 on t-mobile so I wasn't entirely sure.