Unlock a Tmobile iPhone 5... get AT&T LTE?

RobertoG

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Is a Tmobile unlock a bona-fide LTE unlock, or will it merely allow me to get voice, 3G, faux-G in other networks?

Same way... Will an iPad sim work in an unlocked iphone 5 and get actual AT&T LTE?

Do the signs point at new iphone announcements next week, thus depressing used prices? Or no new iphone next week, thus respringing an anticipatedly depressed used iphone 5 prices?

Signed, hungry for LTE
 

djransom

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If LTE is not available in your area then no phone will change that. That's with the service provider not the phone itself. That is unless you switch providers.
 

AutoUnion39

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I stand corrected. Glad you said this because me and my family are about to make the switch from AT&T to T-Mo and I've unlocked our phones.
Yup, if you have an older iPhone 5 from AT&T, you will get LTE on TMo, but no AWS HSPA, just AWS LTE. You need to get it swapped out for a newer iPhone5 that supports both AWS LTE and HSPA
 

djransom

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Yup, if you have an older iPhone 5 from AT&T, you will get LTE on TMo, but no AWS HSPA, just AWS LTE. You need to get it swapped out for a newer iPhone5 that supports both AWS LTE and HSPA
Thanks for the info. Me and my wife will have our i5s for a good while so I'm sure we'll probably end up having to get them swapped out for some type of issue or another.
 

takeshi74

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Is a Tmobile unlock a bona-fide LTE unlock, or will it merely allow me to get voice, 3G, faux-G in other networks?
Unlocking is unlocking. You can't unlock just for voice/3G/LTE. Network support is determined by the hardware in the device -- not the unlock.