1. recDNA's Avatar
    SIM free iPhone is a full-priced iPhone sold without a SIM card installed. You buy it outright and use with whichever SIM you want to.
    Oh I see. I thought it somehow worked without any sim at all like old vzw phones
    11-03-2016 11:39 AM
  2. Friendzone's Avatar
    Those who bought the Intel version and who are past their return date will argue until they're blue in the face that their phone isn't affected by the subpar modem. Doesn't make it so.
    That's forum etiquette for just about any product. You're always going to get a batch of replies from people saying they don't have [insert issue here]. Some of them may even be telling the truth...
    11-03-2016 11:59 AM
  3. JuanGuapo's Avatar


    Compared to my 5S, reception and performance has been the same in low sig areas (1 bar). Calls still drop in most of the same areas, too. Data performance is much more consistent, however. My guess is the Intel modem trades performance for battery life at some level, and that makes a lot more sense than sucking the battery just for an extra 1-2Mbps.
    11-04-2016 01:25 AM
  4. njlx2016's Avatar
    I don't think I've ever thought to myself, "Damn, I regret not getting the unlocked version" since upgrading. I am frequently in areas with low signal and my AT&T 7 Plus is on par, maybe even a tiny bit better than my 6s Plus.
    12-08-2016 12:38 PM
  5. dpham00's Avatar
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...dcce55cf77.jpghttp://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...491ed9fd03.jpg

    Compared to my 5S, reception and performance has been the same in low sig areas (1 bar). Calls still drop in most of the same areas, too. Data performance is much more consistent, however. My guess is the Intel modem trades performance for battery life at some level, and that makes a lot more sense than sucking the battery just for an extra 1-2Mbps.
    1-2 mbps can be significant in areas of weak signal.

    Also note the dbm...


    12-09-2016 12:49 AM
  6. RHChan84's Avatar


    In San Diego and I have the VZW version.

    My ATT work phone gets much higher speeds. I was hitting and average of 152mbps/31mbps and both phones are right next to me.
    12-09-2016 09:02 AM
  7. dpham00's Avatar
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...3ee270a74e.png

    In San Diego and I have the VZW version.

    My ATT work phone gets much higher speeds. I was hitting and average of 152mbps/31mbps and both phones are right next to me.


    Try sticking the sim from your att line into the Verizon iPhone and see what the difference is.
    12-09-2016 10:01 AM
  8. dpham00's Avatar
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...3ee270a74e.png

    In San Diego and I have the VZW version.

    My ATT work phone gets much higher speeds. I was hitting and average of 152mbps/31mbps and both phones are right next to me.


    Try sticking the sim from your att line into the Verizon iPhone and see what the difference is.
    12-09-2016 11:20 AM
  9. sp44's Avatar
    http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/2016...3ee270a74e.png

    In San Diego and I have the VZW version.

    My ATT work phone gets much higher speeds. I was hitting and average of 152mbps/31mbps and both phones are right next to me.
    Are the towers on the roof above you?
    12-09-2016 12:34 PM
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