Should I buy CDMA or GSM iPhone 5 ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by blackbirdz, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. blackbirdz macrumors member

    Apr 2, 2012
    Ok a bit confused here.

    I read from news that CDMA iPhone5 (like Verizon's) can be used in GSM network? Does it also work the other way around?

    And then there are 2 GSM models. I plan to use it with T-mobile and also carriers in overseas as I travel to Asia a lot.

    Which one should I buy? If I buy CDMA version, can I use it in LTE overseas and LTE T-Mo?
  2. nburwell macrumors 601


    May 6, 2008
    The GSM function on the VZW iPhone 5 is if you're traveling internationally. You can't buy a VZW iPhone 5 and use it on AT&T.

    A GSM iPhone 5 is what you want to go with. Preferrably a factory unlocked model.

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