setup iPhone 5 for att mvno: h2o, t-mobile, straight talk, gsm – no jailbreaking

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by magicbrain, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. magicbrain macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    here's a link to original post - setup iPhone 5 for att mvno: h2o, t-mobile, straight talk, gsm – no jailbreaking

    thank verizon for shipping factory unlocked iPhone 5!
    yes it works, just cut the current gsm sim card, put it in and vu a la – it will work! (i’ve got it working with h2o and t-mobile) – no jailbreaking / gevey required.

    here are the instructions:

    1) cut the sim card to nano size. basically take the current nano-sim out, put it next to your current sim card and use a big knife :)
    but here’s a very helpful printout

    tip: use an old, non wokring sim-card to practice

    2) in order to change your apn settings so Internet works, you’ll need to enable “cellular network data” option under settings > general > cellular.

    t-mobile sim card ($20 at any t-mobile store) is your ticket

    then, use this sim swipe trick

    then change your APN settings (e.g. h2o, here are others)

    (when using gsm, 5 supports up to 6gb down speeds – “4g”)
    ps: good luck and do not update iOS 6 (or you might lose this unlock :(
  2. livlif macrumors member

    Mar 26, 2009
    Does not work for AT&T go phone. Data is fine but no MMS.
  3. RedGeminiPA macrumors member

    May 17, 2009
    Altoona, PA
    This makes no sense. The iPhone 5 ships with iOS 6.

    Secondly, I've gotten nearly 9Mbps using my iPhone 4S on AT&T when at the Philly airport. I fail to see how it's limited to only "6gb" (Mbps, not gb) on HSPA+, if the carrier (AT&T) supports higher than that in certain areas.
  4. magicbrain thread starter macrumors regular

    Feb 8, 2008
    correction, i get 6gb down in chicago, yes the tech is capable (real life vs ability)

    either way, 3x 3g + latest iPhone + $50/m = makes complete sense to me :)

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