Will Japanese iPhone work in Canada?

reno42

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 4, 2015
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Japan
Hi all. I'm having a hard time confirming this. Assuming it's unlocked (and setting aside the question of if that's even possible), would a Japanese iPhone work in Canada? Thanks.
 

three

macrumors 65816
Jan 22, 2008
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Washington State
As you've said, if it's unlocked, I don't see why it wouldn't work. I tried doing some searching for you regarding to supported LTE bands on the iPhone and the bands used in Canada, but I didn't come up with much information.
 

reno42

macrumors newbie
Original poster
Jul 4, 2015
2
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Japan
Thanks! Unfortunately, once you mentioned LTE bands, I decided to look into that (I'm a newb when it comes to smart phones) and found my phone model's LTE is only compatible in Japan and USA :( (https://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/, my model is A1453.) How much of a problem would not having LTE be if I try to use the phone in Canada? I wouldn't be doing anything heavy duty with it - mostly messaging or checking Facebook.
 

david91

macrumors regular
Apr 15, 2015
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9
no reason why it shouldnt work in Canada. I connect via vpn to their servers everytime from Japan, and have never had a problem with it. Unless your phone is locked to a network in Japan. I would strongly advise you unlock it before travelling to Canada
 
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