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

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

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iPhone 5
  • Display 4.0" 640 x 1136 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Apple A6, Dual-core, 1300 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)



1. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

Wow that's good stuff

2. Rayanx10

Posts: 45; Member since: Mar 30, 2013

love you Tmobile you the best

3. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 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?

4. guyver192

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 27, 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.

5. datcidcam

Posts: 2; Member since: May 16, 2012

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

6. huypaulha94

Posts: 24; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

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

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Posts: 11; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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