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Will T-mobile Unlocked iPhone 5s work abroad

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Will T-mobile Unlocked iPhone 5s work abroad

I am getting the unlocked T-mobile iPhone 5s as soon as it comes out. I am not currently in the US but someone will buy it for me from there and ship it to me right away. Will it work abroad (Philippines) they use GSM here like AT&T and T-Mobile

 

My initial thought is, it will work here. but I wanted some assurance from someone who might probably know or tried it before?


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2013-09-16 20:05:16

Will T-mobile Unlocked iPhone 5s work abroad

Yes it will work, but most likely won't support LTE where you live, & you'll have to mail the phone back to your friend in the US for all warranty/support issues.


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2013-09-16 20:05:16

Will T-mobile Unlocked iPhone 5s work abroad

@wjosten, can you please confirm why you think the t-mobile unlocked 5s will not support LTE on an overseas carrier? Has Apple published any such advisory?


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2013-09-16 20:05:16

Will T-mobile Unlocked iPhone 5s work abroad

Don't know about all, depends on the bands used vs what the phone model supports. Look here:

 

http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/


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2013-09-16 20:05:16

Will T-mobile Unlocked iPhone 5s work abroad

Visit this page for official LTE support for the various iPhone 5 models

 

None are global phones

 

http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

 

Also refer this Wifi page to identify what frequencies are allotted to your own countries networks

 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_LTE_networks

 

In the case of the OP they will need a phone deployed with bands 1 3 and 5 luckly the US phones do support these frequencies.


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2013-09-16 20:05:16

Will T-mobile Unlocked iPhone 5s work abroad

liezelgolddigger that is also my question. It's cheaper to buy unlocked iPhone in the U.S. than here (Philippines) but I'm worried I cannot use it. So, can somebody from the tech support answer this "IMPORTANT" question. Will T-mobile Unlocked iPhone 5s work abroad


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2013-09-16 20:05:16

Will T-mobile Unlocked iPhone 5s work abroad

There is no one here from "tech support", just us volunteers. Call the cell provider you plan to use and ask them what LTE bands they are using then check them with the links provided here.

 

How much is a flight back to the US and a 2 night hotel stay? Because if something fails on the hardware you will have to return to the US to get it repaired.


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