USA iPhone 5S in the UK

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ictiosapiens, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. ictiosapiens macrumors regular

    May 9, 2006
    Has anybody got a clue on whether the UK carriers would work on an american 5S. I've gone through all the specs, and the only LTE band that the UK model has but the US model hasn't is band 7(2600mhz).

    Has anyone got any experience importing a US LTE phone to the UK?
  2. Eau Rouge macrumors regular

    Sep 21, 2013
  3. OVERTASK macrumors 6502

    Sep 17, 2013
    My 5 was an unlocked US one, everything worked except LTE due to the bands. Another issue is that you can't get the phone replaced if something goes wrong under warranty since they don't carry the US model.
  4. ictiosapiens thread starter macrumors regular

    May 9, 2006
    Thanks for the replies... I go to the States very frequently, so the warranty is not really an issue. I'm more concerned about the bands, but according to the literature I've managed to find online, band 7 is not being used by any current network, so all others should be covered...
  5. KeepCalmPeople macrumors 65816


    Sep 5, 2012
    San Francisco Bay Area, California
    I have family in the UK with the same question. Aside from the LTE issue (you probably won't know if it works on LTE for sure until you try it), there is also the question of resale. It won't be worth much in the UK.

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