Unlocked iPhone 5: where can I use it?

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  1. sarastephanie, Aug 5, 2013
    Last edited: Aug 5, 2013

    sarastephanie macrumors newbie

    Aug 5, 2013
    Hello there!

    I'm living in the Middle East and looking to purchase an iPhone 5 that I can use in the UK, where I am relocating to permanently.

    Not someone very technology-literate, I'm very confused by this whole A1428/A1429, GSM/CMDA business.

    A friend of mine is selling his iPhone 5 (A1428), GSM

    Pretty much all I'd like to know, is if I can purchase this phone and use it on a UK-based network.

    Thanks in advance :)
  2. g35 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 13, 2007
  3. ghanwani macrumors 6502a

    Dec 8, 2008
  4. dextr3k macrumors 6502

    Nov 26, 2012
    GSM would be able to work with 3G networks. If you are looking for LTE, you should take a look at this LTE chart provided by Apple

  5. Daveoc64 macrumors 601

    Jan 16, 2008
    Bristol, UK
    They list the specs for it, but the A1429 is the only model sold in the UK.

    As noted above, the A1428 will work with any 2G or 3G network in the UK, but the A1429 is the only model that will work with LTE services from EE (now) and Three (from the end of the year).

    No iPhone 5 model will ever work with LTE from any of the other networks.
  6. Merkie macrumors 68020

    Oct 23, 2008

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