T-Mobile iPhone 5 question!

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  1. snarestud940 macrumors 6502

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    Hi everyone!

    I'm planning on getting the new 5.5 iphone when it is announced in a month or so. I currently have the iphone 5 on tmobile. My question for everyone is, will I be able to give my girlfriend my iphone 5 and have it work 100% on Verizon? She is coming from an iphone 4. Thanks!
     
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  3. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    If your iPhone 5 has AWS LTE on it, then it can work with Verizon, but only in "XLTE" areas of coverage. Also, if you can activate a Verizon phone on T-Mobile, go for it.
     
  4. 617aircav Suspended

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    No it won't work.
     
  5. CEmajr macrumors 601

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    No it won't. Only a Verizon iPhone 5 will work on Verizon.
     
  6. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Nope.
    She can use it only on any GSM carrier.
    No CDMA carriers like Verizon or Sprint or any of their prepaid MVNO's will work.
     
  7. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    That is incorrect. Stop lying.


    A VZW iPhone5/5S can be activated on VZW, that's it. That phone is also unlocked to be used on any other GSM carrier worldwide. However, this only goes one-way. An AT&T/TMo iPhone can't be used on VZW.
     
  8. TWO2SEVEN macrumors 68040

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    Over reaction of the day goes to....

     
  9. ineel macrumors regular

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    your version of the iPhone 5 doesn't have CDMA or LTE band 12 support. The only thing that it can possibly do its connect to verizon's band 4 network which is usually found in some cities and probably very spotty.

    You can always sell your 5 and purchase a verizon compatible 5 and give that to your gf if you are so inclined.
     
  10. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    No device has B12 support right now.... (There's one TMo Galaxy phone that supports it, but is software disabled)
     
  11. rockitdog macrumors 68020

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    A T-Mobile iPhone won't know what to do on such a large network. :cool:
     
  12. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    lmao... so true. It would be overwhelmed
     
  13. C DM macrumors Westmere

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    Even if the hardware/software could support all of that it still wouldn't work as Verizon doesn't allow any phones on its network aside from actual Verizon phones (and supposedly ones they also "approve", but I can't say I've really heard of any that have been submitted and approved by them). That's really the main thing it all comes down to.
     
  14. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes it will.
    It will just empty out your wallet or bank account as fast as Verizon does.
    Then display on the screen "can you hear me now?" :D
     
  15. ineel macrumors regular

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    lol whoops. i mean band 13 which is Verizon's LTE band. IDK why i said band 12
     

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