1. epicness4G's Avatar
    so I popped in my LTE sim from tmobile and got LTE on my iPhone 5S from Verizon. This never happened on my 5. I'm guessing they made it all compatible with the other networks! This made me very happy as the only iPhone 5S I found on launch day was the Verizon one. Lol anyways post if it works on AT&T LTE which I suspect it would
    09-22-2013 05:20 PM
  2. swarlos's Avatar
    so I popped in my LTE sim from tmobile and got LTE on my iPhone 5S from Verizon. This never happened on my 5. I'm guessing they made it all compatible with the other networks! This made me very happy as the only iPhone 5S I found on launch day was the Verizon one. Lol anyways post if it works on AT&T LTE which I suspect it would
    When the 5 launched last year it only had bands compatible with Verizon. The t-mobile was only launched this year.


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    09-22-2013 05:24 PM
  3. epicness4G's Avatar
    When the 5 launched last year it only had bands compatible with Verizon. The t-mobile was only launched this year.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    When the iPhone 5 launched last year the bands were compatible with AT&T and Verizon. Right from launch day I was able to get hspa on AT&T and LTE on Verizon. But never could one get LTE on AT&T. Same thing with tmobile. so now the iPhone 5S picks up LTE on tmobile. It never did on the iPhone 5. Just hspa
    09-22-2013 05:27 PM
  4. swarlos's Avatar
    When the iPhone 5 launched last year the bands were compatible with AT&T and Verizon. Right from launch day I was able to get hspa on AT&T and LTE on Verizon. But never could one get LTE on AT&T. Same thing with tmobile. so now the iPhone 5S picks up LTE on tmobile. It never did on the iPhone 5. Just hspa
    That's what I meant the phones were unlocked but could only get LTE on Verizon and Sprint if you had the CDMA model.


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    09-22-2013 05:28 PM
  5. epicness4G's Avatar
    That's what I meant the phones were unlocked but could only get LTE on Verizon and Sprint if you had the CDMA model.


    Carried by a raven from The Wall.
    Okay cool. It's just a nice surprise because I was upset because I thought I would only get hspa. But I'm very happy I get LTE
    09-22-2013 05:32 PM
  6. swarlos's Avatar
    Okay cool. It's just a nice surprise because I was upset because I thought I would only get hspa. But I'm very happy I get LTE
    Yeah that's what's cool about the 5S is there is like 13 Bands of LTE.


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    09-22-2013 05:34 PM
  7. bas.o's Avatar
    so I popped in my LTE sim from tmobile and got LTE on my iPhone 5S from Verizon. This never happened on my 5. I'm guessing they made it all compatible with the other networks! This made me very happy as the only iPhone 5S I found on launch day was the Verizon one. Lol anyways post if it works on AT&T LTE which I suspect it would
    Does your vzw 5s say Tmobile LTE when you have your tmo sim in it? Ive been told by local Tmo users LTE is available in our area, however when I put my tmo sim card in my vzw 5s all see is Tmobile 4g. Should it say LTE? thanks.
    Last edited by bas.o; 10-02-2013 at 11:13 AM.
    10-02-2013 10:36 AM
  8. Joe McG's Avatar
    It is my understanding that the 5s is the same model for all 4 carriers in the US. However, the Verizon CDMA portion is locked to Verizon so you can't use it with Sprint. The GSM portion is unlocked on the Verizon version so you can use it with AT&T, Tmobile, etc. LTE should also work.

    I believe the Sprint version is fully locked to Sprint though.
    10-02-2013 11:06 AM
  9. nikkisharif's Avatar
    so I popped in my LTE sim from tmobile and got LTE on my iPhone 5S from Verizon. This never happened on my 5. I'm guessing they made it all compatible with the other networks! This made me very happy as the only iPhone 5S I found on launch day was the Verizon one. Lol anyways post if it works on AT&T LTE which I suspect it would
    There's a sticky about this. The Verizon model is unlocked & def works on AT&T LTE
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    10-02-2013 11:17 AM
  10. bas.o's Avatar
    Yeah, Im happy I've got the vzw version for when ever I go out of country. I was just wondering if the iphone 5s would visually show Tmobile LTE instead of Tmobile 4G on the display next to the reception circles.
    10-02-2013 11:18 AM
  11. nikkisharif's Avatar
    Yeah, Im happy I've got the vzw version for when ever I go out of country. I was just wondering if the iphone 5s would visually show Tmobile LTE instead of Tmobile 4G on the display next to the reception circles.
    It should show T-mobile LTE since T-mobile 4G is HSPA+
    10-02-2013 11:36 AM
  12. Sean_in_DC's Avatar
    Nobody (not Apple, not Verizon) shows on their website an option (or even just info, as far as I can see) for buying an unlocked (and off-contract) 5S for the Verizon network. (That's the "CDMA" version, I guess.)

    So how did folks here get theirs? Walking into a physical Apple store? Walking into a physical Verizon store? And then asking for ... what, exactly? (I ask that, because I've heard that Apple doesn't like to use the word "unlocked", but maybe that's not true.)

    I want to get a 5S that I can use (at first, anyway) with T-Mobile, but that I could also use on Verizon later on, if I'm not happy with T-Mo service. My understanding is that the "contract-free" T-Mobile 5S on Apple Store website cannot be used on Verizon's network.

    -Sean
    10-06-2013 07:47 PM
  13. kch50428's Avatar
    10-06-2013 07:55 PM
  14. kch50428's Avatar
    Nobody (not Apple, not Verizon) shows on their website an option (or even just info, as far as I can see) for buying an unlocked (and off-contract) 5S for the Verizon network. (That's the "CDMA" version, I guess.)

    So how did folks here get theirs? Walking into a physical Apple store? Walking into a physical Verizon store? And then asking for ... what, exactly? (I ask that, because I've heard that Apple doesn't like to use the word "unlocked", but maybe that's not true.)

    I want to get a 5S that I can use (at first, anyway) with T-Mobile, but that I could also use on Verizon later on, if I'm not happy with T-Mo service. My understanding is that the "contract-free" T-Mobile 5S on Apple Store website cannot be used on Verizon's network.

    -Sean
    You need to go to an Apple store... Verizon will only sell phones to people who have Verizon accounts, and the phone has to be activated under a phone number on an active account that's in good standing.
    10-06-2013 07:58 PM
  15. Eileen89's Avatar
    You need to go to an Apple store... Verizon will only sell phones to people who have Verizon accounts, and the phone has to be activated under a phone number on an active account that's in good standing.
    Or eBay. There are good deals if one is willing to research the right seller. Since one would have to pay full retail to get the Verizon 5S through Apple if they are on anther carrier like I am. There is no point to limiting ones wallet to Apple when there are a few cheaper deals out there.


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using Tapatalk Pro.
    10-06-2013 08:23 PM
  16. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    You need to go to an Apple store... Verizon will only sell phones to people who have Verizon accounts, and the phone has to be activated under a phone number on an active account that's in good standing.
    Just tell the Apple store you want to pay full price for the Verizon phone.
    10-06-2013 09:46 PM
  17. Sean_in_DC's Avatar
    Cool. Thanks, people.
    -Sean
    10-10-2013 02:50 PM

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