Which carrier model to get?

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  1. bchreng, Sep 9, 2015
    Last edited: Sep 9, 2015

    bchreng macrumors 65816


    Jul 26, 2005
    Is there a 6s from any specific carrier offered from Apple's web store that will work with all of the (US based) carriers? Seems like there are two different models offered. One has LTE Band 30 but lacks all the CDMA bands. The other has includes all the CDMA bands but lacks LTE band 30. Will having LTE band 30 make any difference for AT&T?

    *CDMA refers to "CDMA EV-DO Rev. A" listed in Apple's specs
  2. imlynxy macrumors 65816

    Mar 8, 2012
    LTE 30 is 2350-2360 MHz band Att only in USA. This is will be next step evolution , but who knows when. Att busy with Mexican now.
    You can see all the spectrum here
    and convert frequency to LTE bands here

    I'm with Att and going to buy with LTE 30, but t-mo unlocked one.
  3. halfthelaw macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2009
    I think the better question is: which carrier best supports LTE Cat 6 and/or the additional bands that the 6s has?
    Or perhaps the networks still need to catch up?
  4. flur macrumors 68000

    Nov 12, 2012
    So basically, if you're not with ATT and aren't planning to be, buy the CDMA/LTE one.
  5. halfthelaw macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2009
    6s also has bands 12 and 27 new.
    Still, it would be better to pick a carrier with LTE-A support than choosing on new bands.
  6. imlynxy macrumors 65816

    Mar 8, 2012
    I think so. Here it is I found it:


    They planed to start LTE 30 last summer,... but bought "some mexican" instead. :) They should start soon, however Att shouldn't worry about their network density in the present reality since they loosing customers to t-mo with a score 2:1.
  7. AppleFan91 macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2012
    Indy, US
    Is the full retail T-Mobile model compatible with Verizon? If so I'll do that
  8. travis64 macrumors 6502a


    Nov 18, 2008
    Better question which one will have the best resale value =]

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