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Using an unlocked Apple iPhone 5 on T-Mobile? An update will allow you to rock 4G LTE

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Using an unlocked Apple iPhone 5 on T-Mobile? An update will allow you to rock 4G LTE
Back in January, nearly 2 million unlocked Apple iPhones were running on T-Mobile's network. The fastest speed that most of these customers can achieve on their iPhone is EDGE while some are able to score 3G speeds in refarmed areas. Now that T-Mobile has an LTE network that it has started to roll out and will officially launch the Apple iPhone 5 on the carrier starting April 12th, do any of these iPhone packin' T-Mobile customers get any crumbs thrown at them? The answer is absolutely yes. 

A leaked T-Mobile internal document shows that there will soon be a carrier update that will allow T-Mobile's network to officially support iOS. Those with iOS 6.1.x will be able to use VisualVoiceMail, MMS and T-Mobile's LTE pipeline. That means that those of you who use an unlocked iPhone 5 on T-Mobile will be able to get 4G LTE speeds. The update should take place on Friday and from that moment on, it will be a whole new world for you unlocked Apple iPhone users on T-Mobile. Just make sure that you are running iOS 6.1.x. You know what? Why not just make sure that you're up to date with iOS 6.1.3. Just remember that only 7 markets are covered with the carrier's LTE signal at this time, but that number weill grow rapidly during the year.

source: TmoNews

T-Mobile's carrier update will allow unlocked Apple iPhone 5 units to run over the carrier's LTE pipeline

T-Mobile's carrier update will allow unlocked Apple iPhone 5 units to run over the carrier's LTE pipeline


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posted on 03 Apr 2013, 02:46

1. belovedson (Posts: 832; Member since: 30 Nov 2010)


Wow that's good stuff

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 05:48 1

2. Rayanx10 (Posts: 45; Member since: 30 Mar 2013)


love you Tmobile you the best

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 05:52 2

3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 7719; Member since: 14 May 2012)


For all of you that said T-Mo doesn't care about their customers and is the worst phone company, how's this for ya?

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 10:34

4. guyver192 (Posts: 14; Member since: 27 Feb 2012)


I think that T-mobile Is not offically Notifying all markets that LTE Is going live in. I live in Virginia and they have LTE IN NN but not richmond Henrico area. Was travel throught with my Note 2 when I noticed the LTE under the 4g symbol.

posted on 03 Apr 2013, 14:15

5. datcidcam (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 May 2012)


So if we don't live in those 7 LTE markets, is it safe to assume that 3G will be available everywhere?

posted on 04 Apr 2013, 21:08

6. huypaulha94 (Posts: 23; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


Please... I'd like the 3G coverage as well as LTE

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