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

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by RobertoG, Jun 5, 2013.

  1. RobertoG macrumors member

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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
     
  2. djransom macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  3. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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    Yes. You will get LTE on the TMo iPhone from AT&T if you Unlock it
     
  4. djransom macrumors 68040

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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.
     
  5. AutoUnion39 macrumors 601

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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
     
  6. djransom macrumors 68040

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    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.
     
  7. jeSse5150 macrumors newbie

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    Yea you can get LTE i have LTE in orange county on an unlocked at&t iphone 5
     

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  8. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    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.
     

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