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Thread: Which iPhone 5 should I get?

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    Default Which iPhone 5 should I get?
    GSM model A1428*: UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz); GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz); LTE (Bands 4 and 17)

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

    Which of these 2 will work on tmobile 4g? I just wanted to make sure which one to buy coz I'll be paying full price and I don't want to make a mistake on this one.

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    Get the A1428.. The use of A1429 is for CDMA.

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    It says on the iPhone page that there're 2 kinds of gsm models

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    T-mobile 4G is just HSPA+ if I am not mistaken. So either of the GSM models should work fine (once T-mobile completely moves over to the same frequency used by ATT for HSPA+). Only the LTE is different between the two GSM versions to differentiate between LTE used by ATT and LET used in other parts of the world.

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

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    Both of these do not work with T-Mobile 4g. Until the refarm is complete you will not see 3G/4G speeds on the iPhone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dont h8 dre View Post
    Both of these do not work with T-Mobile 4g. Until the refarm is complete you will not see 3G/4G speeds on the iPhone.
    You think so? But, it shows it supports the T-Mobile HSPDA Band.
    http://www.modmyi.com/forums/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=129676&dateline=12338  68848

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    It is depand where you are. Some area in MA already have 3G on my 4s

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    T-Mobile is right now moving its 3G network so that the iPhone can use its 3G service. Some areas have it already but tis not 100%.

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    Are these avaivle to buy yet? I don't see any option for unlocked version on apple's site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by k1653d View Post
    Are these avaivle to buy yet? I don't see any option for unlocked version on apple's site.
    Mid October for Officially Unlocked iPhones from Apple.

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    the ATT iphone 4 when purchased full price $649 is also unlocked... I purchased 12 of them through ATT and the local apple store and launch day and sold them all on ebay...

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