I bought one specifically for T-Mobile from Apple, and I put my AT&T sim in there and it works fine before I sent it. They both work fine, and my nephew does get LTE on T-Mobile(has it where he lives).
I don't know who to believe I'd hate to order it again and find out it's locked. Did you order online and 16/32/64 and did it have 6.1.2 or 6.1.3
I didn't look to see which iOS version it had. All I know it was unlocked when I got it, it worked for T-Mobile, and I bought it from the Apple Store.
I think were replying on 2 different topics. So that T-Mobile version you put your AT&T SIM in it and it worked right?
FYI based on Apple's website it would be false advertising if the T-Mobile one is locked.
The only way to get the T-Mobile version is to go to the :
Or get iPhone unlocked and contract-free section.
also their disclaimer says nothing about the T-Mobile version being locked:
If you buy iPhone for T-Mobile, it will arrive with a nano-SIM card already installed that you can activate by visiting an Apple Retail Store or a T-Mobile store or by calling T-Mobile. If you buy a SIM-free iPhone, you will need to purchase a GSM-compatible nano-SIM separately. When you travel internationally, you can use a nano-SIM card for iPhone 5 from a local GSM carrier. The unlocked iPhone 5 model is A1428. For details on LTE support, seewww.apple.com/iphone/LTE. The unlocked iPhone will not work with CDMA carriers such as Verizon Wireless or Sprint.
yes the one I bought from the Apple Store worked without a hitch on both carriers and I didn't get any error messages.
I have service is all carriers except Sprint(personal reasons) for work related stuff.
True but on the other hand before I placed the order it showed the technicaly specification of the 3 models of the iPhones. So is this false advertisement by sending me a phone that didn't have the advertised bands? I know there's nothing I can do now it's already sent back.
First it states this:
The unlocked iPhone 5 model is A1428
Then if you look below it has the 1700/2100 listed. That's what made me place the order because it said it would have those bands.
That could be a simple mistake as they sent you the old A1428. I don't know why Apple just didn't change the model number...
I wondered that right away why they kept the same model number. I'm sure this will continue randomly who knows. Since I ordered mine on the bill me later by the time my first one gets returned that should be credited back to my account and about the same time this one gets charged back so fingers cross it's the T-Mobile version that's unlocked. I probably won't use an AT&T SIM but T-Mobile and also a regional carrier that uses T-Mobiles AWS bands
I not a real fan of Apple. There are somethings our company does, and the way Apple has their development process our company has to pay $255 a year just so I can install stuff our company needs, and I have to still go through their approval process which peeves me off at times.
It should be fine, and even if it is locked you should be able to get it unlocked right away simply because you purchased full retail(from Apple), and not the T-Mobile price(which you will have to wait 40 days).
I was reading on the Apple forum that some people who bought unlocked phones at Apple retail for the full retail price of $649 did not have the AWS bands for 1700/2100. Not informed customers will not even realize they got the wrong phone until they go outside the 1900 Mhz coverage area.
It's all because Apple didn't change the numbers. If they did it would have been easier. I wish I still had the 5 I bought to check references for you to possibly help figure out an easier way to make sure you get the right one.
I had purchased an unlocked iPhone 5 in November. I gave that to my mother in law. I was planning to buy the new iPhone 5 with AWS frequency. But the Jelly bean update for my old Samsung Galaxy s2 came last week. I found it real cool so decided to stick with my SGS 2 phone. I have a lot of international travel coming up, and I need the WiFi calling available on my SGS2 phone. Unfortunately T-mobile's iPhone 5 still does not have this feature, so I decided to wait until the fall for the 5s. I am hoping the WiFi calling feature is introduced by then.
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