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Thread: Best Model iPhone 5 for Cincinnati Bell Wireless

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    Default Best Model iPhone 5 for Cincinnati Bell Wireless
    I would like some input from someone as to which unlocked model of the iPhone 5 that I should purchase for use on my Cincinnati Bell Wireless account. I have listed below the specifications for the three models being released by Apple. Since I have no technical experience, I need help in determining the specific model that I should order. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    GSM model A1428*:
    ● UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    ● GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz);
    ● LTE (Bands 4 and 17)

    CDMA model A1429*:
    ● CDMA EV-DO Rev. A and Rev. B (800, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    ● UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    ● GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz);
    ● LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5, 13, 25)

    GSM model A1429*:
    ● UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz);
    ● GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz);
    ● LTE (Bands 1, 3, 5)

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    Either of the GSM models will work, since you won't be able to utilize LTE or HSPA on Cincinatti Bell's native network anyway (kinda worse off than T-Mobile, to be honest) due to incompatible bands. You're restricted to EDGE data at max.

    The AT&T (A1428) model might be a better option when roaming, especially once T-Mobile starts deploying LTE on AWS and refarms its PCS spectrum. It all depends on what roaming options you want.
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    Cincybell should be making the switch about the same time tmobile does. It is confirmed that there will be refarming of the network. Just a matter of when tmobile hits cincinnati area.

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