PSA: OnePlus 5T won't work on Verizon and Sprint

The OnePlus 5T is launching in the US and othermarkets tomorrow, November 21, less than a week after being officiallyannounced. 

If you're planning to buy the smartphone and use it in the US, you have to know that it won't work on twoof the largest carriers: Verizon and Sprint. More exactly, the phone is compatible with someof Verizon's and Sprint's LTE bands, but that's not enough. As OnePlus puts it:"Even if a device supports some or all of the required frequencies for acarrier, it will not be able to connect unless the device is approved for thenetwork."


Of course, just like its predecessor - OnePlus 5 - the OnePlus 5T is certifiedto work on AT&T (including Cricket Wireless) and T-Mobile (includingMetroPCS), being fully compatible. In addition, the new handset works on US Cellular's LTEnetwork.  


The table below comes from OnePlus, and shows what UScarriers are, or aren't compatible with the 5T (only LTE bands are listed).


As a reminder, the OnePlus 5T will be sold unlocked, onlyonline, starting at $499 (6 GB of RAM + 64 GB of storage space). OnePlus says this is the fastest phone out there,but we'll have to thoroughly review it to see about that.Meanwhile, for a closer look at the handset, you should check out ourOnePlus 5T hands-on.


source: OnePlus 

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  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Jrod99

Posts: 781; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

No biggie. My least favorite networks.

3. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

Why don’t you like Verizon. They have the best coverage almost everywhere. I live in the stix and I get almost full bars. Everything else is week.

2. TechDork

Posts: 404; Member since: May 10, 2010

Well then....

4. dorfoz

Posts: 156; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

pfft.. cdma issues perhaps?

5. ibap

Posts: 871; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

OnePlus phones are GSM. Verizon and Sprint are CDMA. You can't run a diesel engine on gasoline, and vice versa. How about educating readers instead of gassing them?

6. applesnapple93

Posts: 340; Member since: Jan 06, 2016

LTE is GSM. Verizon LTE coverage covers their entire CDMA network. CDMA is being phased out. There are LTE only phones on Verizon. I have my Pixel configured to LTE only. I cannot speak for sprint, last time I checked their LTE was still data only. How about you educate yourself?

7. JPWhite

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 23, 2017

@ibap LTE is LTE GSM and CDMS are the older technology. It has more to do with Verizon wanting to certify phones with its network, which sucks.

8. yahooeu

Posts: 1; Member since: Dec 23, 2017

What about OnePlus 5T (International Version)? Can OnePlus 5T 128GB work on verizon network (International Version)? Network 2G: GSM 1800MHz,GSM 1900MHz,GSM 850MHz,GSM 900MHz 3G: WCDMA B1 2100MHz, WCDMA B2 1900MHz, WCDMA B4 1700MHz, WCDMA B5 850MHz, WCDMA B8 900MHz Network type: CDMA,FDD-LTE,GSM,TD-SCDMA,TDD-LTE,WCDMA WIFI: 802.11a/b/g/n/ac wireless internet Wireless Connectivity: 3G,4G,GPS,GSM,WiFi CDMA: CDMA: BC0 TD-SCDMA: TD-SCDMA B34/B39 TDD/TD-LTE: TDD-LTE: B34/38/B39/B40/B41(2545 - 2655MHz) 4G LTE: FDD B1 2100MHz, FDD B12 700MHz, FDD B17 700MHz, FDD B18, FDD B19 800MHz ,FDD B2 1900MHz, FDD B20 800MHz, FDD B25, FDD B26, FDD B28 700MHz, FDD B29 ,FDD B3 1800MHz, FDD B30, FDD B4 1700MHz, FDD B5 850MHz, FDD B66, FDD B7 2600MHz, FDD B8 900MHz SIM Card: dual SIM dual standby. 2 Nano SIM card

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