Verizon iPhone 5s LTE question

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by nayabryan, Jun 17, 2014.

  1. nayabryan macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2014
    Hello NEWBIE here.

    i have a verizon iphone 5s and i understand that this particular model supports the following bands.

    1 (2100 MHz)
    2 (1900 MHz)
    3 (1800 MHz)
    4 (AWS)
    5 (850 MHz)
    8 (900 MHz)
    13 (700c MHz)
    17 (700b MHz)
    18 (800 MHz)
    19 (800 MHz)
    20 (800 DD)
    25 (1900 MHz)
    26 (800 MHz)

    When I was in Korea recently, I purchased a prepaid sim from KT telecom and used it very well since KT utilizes LTE bands 3 & 8 which are supported by the Verizon iphone 5s.

    I am planning on trip to Europe soon and seems like most European operators use the following 3 LTE bands: 3, 7, 20.

    Since my phone doesn't support LTE band 7, will it not work at all or will it have sporadic LTE outage due to non supported band?

    Any advise will be greatly appreciated.
  2. JoshGlzBrk macrumors 6502a


    Aug 27, 2009
    It would depend on the carrier you choose over there.
  3. T5BRICK macrumors G3


    Aug 3, 2006
    It is fairly likely that the LTE towers also have 3G data. It'll most likely cause your phone to fall back to that if LTE isn't available on the bands you do have.
  4. nayabryan thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jun 17, 2014
    Thanks for the input, but what if the carrier has multiple LTE bands? For example, Orange France, which is one of the carriers i am considering using has both 7 & 20 as their bands.

    In that case, are cell towers operate both 7 LTE and 20 LTE bands or does only one of them operate?

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