On which carriers can the iPhone 5 be used with LTE speeds, and why Europe was hung out to dry
0. phoneArena 13 Sep 2012, 08:47 posted on
Putting all LTE frequencies in one device is counterproductive, to the extent that sometimes even motherboard changes have to be made to accommodate all the different radios and interference filters, so Apple decided to make devices tailored for specific markets, and with the iPhone 5 it seems those are North America and Asia, where LTE is a much more mature technology...
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1. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)
I love how Apple gets away with "Single chip, single radio*"
*THREE DIFFERENT MODELS
3. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)
Due to the demand, I get why there's so many articles about the new iPhone, but it'll be nice for them to disappear for a while after the launch.
I doubt it'll be long until rumours about the next iPhone appear though.
5. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)
iTired of lame iJokes. iWish you would grow up.
13. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)
Iturd is useless...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v
6. fistigons (Posts: 253; Member since: 11 Feb 2012)
I'm confused on the whole freq thing. I'm getting stationed in England and I'm hoping to finally get a smarthphone. I haven't decided which type iOS or Android. Looks like I won't be getting the iPhone 5 because of the freq thing. Does the 4S transfer over there. Also I noticed that the UK SIII and US SIII have different hardware features. Will the US SIII be able to work in the UK and vise versa? Also is there a good cheap prepaid service over in the UK like straight talk? Any help would be appreciated.
14. Forsaken77 (Posts: 541; Member since: 09 Jun 2011)
As long as it's a phone from AT&T or Tmobile (GSM phones), they should work in Europe. You have to call the carrier and tell them you need to unlock your phone because you're going to Europe. A cell phone store employee told me that they shouldn't give you a hard time because of that. They don't like to let their phones be unlocked to use on other carriers. And don't let them talk you into getting an international plan either. It'll cost a fortune compared to what you'd pay over there. As long as you maintain any contract obligations from the carrier here, they should comply.
7. sorcio46 (Posts: 390; Member since: 27 Jul 2011)
"In Italy, 3 Italia, Vodafone and Telecom Italia all have plans for LTE1800. 3 Italia is deploying LTE1800 and from 2013 intends to offer multicarrier aggregation (an LTE-A feature) allowing LTE1800 and LTE2600 to be used together. "
They are promoting their "worldwide ready 4G" when in my country maybe it will available with ONE carrier, maybe the next year. Someone will sue you for this as it was for the iPad3 !
8. Fallout09 (Posts: 397; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
So much for having a single "World Capable" phone.......
12. gravityron (Posts: 20; Member since: 07 Aug 2012)
Good point, but to be fair ... so much for ANYBODY that can have a single "World Capable" phone that is also LTE (at this present time).
9. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)
read it and weephttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v
11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 4487; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
I'm not surprised. Apple people. :D
10. jenna_23 (Posts: 145; Member since: 02 Apr 2010)
what bout mexico? mexico is deploying 4G LTE on the 700mhz band this year same as at&t and verizon did here in the US on the 700 mhz band from what i heard. Will the iphone 5 support LTE in mexico??