Which carrier has best version of iPhone?

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  1. Phonefanman Suspended

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    I heard tmobile has the best version of iPhone... Not sure if it's true or it matters, but heard tmobile has the best one. Or do you guys think all the iPhone's are the same?
     
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    Actually this year the sim free version is the same as AT&T. A1633 and A1634. All available band are on that version.
     
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    Unlocked version whenever possible.
     
  4. Channan, Jul 2, 2016
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    It depends on which iPhone you want and where you plan on using it. Like @RadioGaGa1984 said, the AT&T iPhone 6s has all bands, but you're not really missing anything important with the other model.

    With the iPhone SE, the Sprint model works best internationally, but lacks Verizon's main LTE band in the US. The other model works on all US carriers fine but lacks Sprint's high frequency band (used for faster speeds in the places it's offered).
     
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    I would assume the best carrier update is the one that the carrier gives you more access to features such as personal hotspot, ability to update APN settings, ability to do with features over phone data that otherwise would only be allowed via wi-fi and so on. I have T-Mobile and test it has great carrier updates settings, I wouldn't know how they compare to AT&T, Verizon or Sprint, MetroPCS here in the US or MVNOs such as Straight Talk and Simple Mobile
     
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    love my TMO version with free hotspot. Don't know of any other difference between the models except for what I have read above.
     
  7. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Yes the most reason why many people switch to T-Mobile. Now we also have blinge I think is called which they don't charge you additional data for streaming services like Netflix, or YouTube.
     
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    Explain to me what does best version mean to you to ask such a question.

    Best iPhone ? All the same. Why would Apple make different phones anyway for carriers.

    Better data plan ?
     
  9. Phonefanman thread starter Suspended

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    Little different from one carrier to the next I heard. Same phone just little internal differences
     
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    They are all exactly the same.
    Only differences are some have different lte bands available depending on what each provider uses.
    Other than that no internal differences.
     
  11. se1000, Jul 2, 2016
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    This is correct
     
  12. ErnstStavroBlohard macrumors member

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    ATT model has one more LTE band (30).

    That's the only difference.
     
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    I thought the Sim-Free/unlocked model for the 6s is A1633 and the 6s plus is A1634. But they also support the same LTE bands as the A1687/A1688 models as per: http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/#iphone-6s-iphone-6s-plus

    This is correct. AT&T (as well as SIM-free/unlocked) model numbers are: A1633/A1634 and support one more LTE band as mentioned.
     
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    You might wanna check your facts before calling someone out. Show me I'm wrong.
    I own the sim free model as so many others on here. I assure you it's model A1633 for the 6S
     
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    Yup you're right, keep forgetting sim-free wasn't available for pre-order and the "unlocked" 6s was a T-Mobile model offered.
     
  17. TheRealAlex macrumors 65816

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    I've been with Sprint for a while and their Data and CDMA LTE voice quality is great. I see no problem jumping on some kind of deal at Verizon and then getting that Cut My Bill in Half offered by Sprint. Also they still have 2 Year Contracts so your new phone is not $700 or $30 a month for 2 years.
    Call me crazy but I am happy to grab a $199 iPhone 6s and own it after 2 years and sell it for $300 when I am done and Sprint unlocks it for you.
     
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    Can VZW subscribers make use of the SIM-free model?
     
  19. RadioGaGa1984 Suspended

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    Yes they can. Sim free can be activated on all carriers.
     
  20. chestvrg macrumors 65816

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    Yes that is the a1633 model on the 6s SIM free model he is correct. I go mine directly from the Apple Store and this SIM free model (it had no SIM card inside and has the ejection pin tool), is the same one that comes capable with AT&T LTE band 30, and unlike carrier sold models this model is not register in the carrier's database such as T-Mobile for example.

    Some people at the beginning of release date were complaint that that when they purchased a T-Mobile (with T-Mobile SIM inside), SIM free/contract free, they couldn't activate it on other carriers like AT&T or Verizon or vice-versa. I don't know if they eventually fixed this bug because SIM free should be regarded as contract free, regardless if it had a carrier SIM inside or not.
    [​IMG]
     
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    I used to think that way but now I think someone urinated on the back of a white iPhone and the stain never left. That gold 5s ignited the gaudy trend for other copycat gold options to follow. Gaudy just like rose gold. The more understated silver or black/space gray iPhones look better.

    For best carrier version, get the Verizon version because they come unlocked out of the box. No worries about Verizon carrier branding either. For cheapest, go to Walmart and get a 16gb iPhone 5s from Straight Talk for only $150.
     
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    gold is faster stronger louder slimmer sexier
     
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