What model works on what network

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  1. imutter

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    Now LTE is added to iPhone 5 we got 3 models.
    Those 3 will work on different networks
    All work on
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    AT&T
    Model A1428
    (GSM model)
    LTE
    4 (AWS)
    17 (700b MHz)
    Other
    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
    Sprint & Verizion
    Model A1429
    (CDMA model)
    LTE
    1 (2100 MHz)
    3 (1800 MHz)
    5 (850 MHz)
    13 (700c MHz)
    25 (1900 MHz)
    Other
    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)
    Other countries
    Model A1429
    (GSM model)
    LTE
    1 (2100 MHz)
    3 (1800 MHz)
    5 (850 MHz)
    Other
    UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSDPA (850, 900, 1900, 2100 MHz)
    GSM/EDGE (850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz)
     
  2. fury

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    Good table. Roughly translated,

    all of them work on GSM/EDGE

    all of them work on most of the world's 3G (including AT&T "fauxG")

    all of them work on T-Mobile USA's re-farmed 3G/"fauxG" (1900 MHz) - they will fall back to GSM/EDGE on the old T-Mobile AWS towers (1700/2100)

    A1428 also works on AT&T LTE
    A1429 also works on CDMA, and Sprint or Verizon LTE, and some of the LTE in the rest of the world
     
  3. liberated

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    So if I bought iPhone 5 on AT&T and later want to go with Verizon, will my AT&T iPhone 5 work on Verizon LTE?
     
  4. fury

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    Nope. It will not work on Verizon at all, because Verizon uses CDMA and a different band of LTE that don't exist on the model that works with AT&T LTE. You would need to buy the Verizon LTE version (A1429) to get any Verizon service at all.
     
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