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On which carriers can the iPhone 5 be used with LTE speeds, and why Europe was hung out to dry

0. phoneArena posted on 13 Sep 2012, 08:47

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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posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:01 11

1. iamcc (Posts: 1319; Member since: 07 Oct 2011)

I love how Apple gets away with "Single chip, single radio*"



posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:15

2. StreetNerd (Posts: 836; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)

Haha more apple :')

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:30 3

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.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:32 10

4. Angkor (Posts: 108; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)

iSick of rotten Apple.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:34 5

5. shadowcell (Posts: 300; Member since: 28 Mar 2012)

iTired of lame iJokes. iWish you would grow up.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 14:23

13. richardyarrell2011 (banned) (Posts: 510; Member since: 16 Mar 2011)

Iturd is useless...http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u28sTUxk3jw&feature=youtube_gdata_player

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:35 1

6. fistigons (Posts: 354; 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.

posted on 14 Sep 2012, 00:15 1

14. Forsaken77 (Posts: 553; 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.

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:39 1

7. sorcio46 (Posts: 435; 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 !

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 09:40 5

8. Fallout09 (Posts: 421; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

So much for having a single "World Capable" phone.......

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 13:33

12. gravityron (Posts: 23; 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).

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 10:26 2

9. redsox420 (Posts: 90; Member since: 27 Aug 2012)

read it and weephttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rdIWKytq_q4

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 13:03 1

11. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)

I'm not surprised. Apple people. :D

posted on 13 Sep 2012, 11:14 1

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??

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