1. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Is iPhone 5s not 4g compatable? Not all networks have LTE so their fastest speed after 3G is 4G, unless i am wrong and iPhone 5s does support 4g?
    01-04-2014 04:23 AM
  2. iOS Gravity's Avatar
    Yes, it supports 4G.
    01-04-2014 06:12 AM
  3. serglb's Avatar
    Yep. It does.

    (If available) AT&T & T-mobile has LTE then it drops to 4G. Sprint & Verizon have LTE & it drops to 3G. If that makes any sense.


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    01-04-2014 07:02 AM
  4. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    so if a provider has 3g and lte and lets say if it drops from lte down to 3g that means the provider doesn't have 4g?
    01-04-2014 08:45 AM
  5. i7guy's Avatar
    3G in the us is for sprint and verizon and their mvnos.
    01-04-2014 08:48 AM
  6. rayz336's Avatar
    so if a provider has 3g and lte and lets say if it drops from lte down to 3g that means the provider doesn't have 4g?
    In a sense, yes, but LTE is a 4G technology and AT&T and T-Mobile's 4G is HSPA+
    01-04-2014 09:07 AM
  7. acerace113's Avatar
    so if a provider has 3g and lte and lets say if it drops from lte down to 3g that means the provider doesn't have 4g?
    Bell's 3G network that the 5S falls back to is from LTE is HSPA+


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    01-04-2014 09:14 AM
  8. serglb's Avatar
    so if a provider has 3g and lte and lets say if it drops from lte down to 3g that means the provider doesn't have 4g?
    Well sorta. Sprint has WiMAX (soon to be gone) but the iPhones do not support that. AT&T and T-mobile's 4G is HSPA+ (4G).


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    01-04-2014 10:46 AM
  9. chezm's Avatar
    Actually this is an interesting point, very rarely does my 5s connect to my providers 4G, it's either 3G and LTE. My S3 and lumia 920 both connected to 4G frequently...so it exists.
    01-04-2014 02:51 PM
  10. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Me and my uncle are with wind mobile his Samsung galaxy s3 is picking up 4g and my iPhone 5s is picking up 3G why?
    01-04-2014 07:28 PM
  11. serglb's Avatar
    Actually this is an interesting point, very rarely does my 5s connect to my providers 4G, it's either 3G and LTE. My S3 and lumia 920 both connected to 4G frequently...so it exists.
    What company(ies) do you have?


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    01-04-2014 08:13 PM
  12. serglb's Avatar
    Me and my uncle are with wind mobile his Samsung galaxy s3 is picking up 4g and my iPhone 5s is picking up 3G why?
    If wind mobile has HSPA+ or similar it will connect to 4G if not then 3G is it's back up from LTE (it's just how apple and AT&T/t-mobile configured it).


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    01-04-2014 08:14 PM
  13. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    If wind mobile has HSPA+ or similar it will connect to 4G if not then 3G is it's back up from LTE (it's just how apple and AT&T/t-mobile configured it).


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    Well see another thing is that apple doesn't support wind mobile yet iPhones are capable of working but nothing to the point where apple has them set up for example FaceTime and iMessage with wind mobile will only work via apple id and my uncles Samsung galaxy s3 Samsung has a deal with wind mobile could that be the reason? But I hardly see a iPhone on 4g network well in Canada Atleast.
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    01-04-2014 08:55 PM
  14. serglb's Avatar
    Well see another thing is that apple doesn't support wind mobile yet iPhones are capable of working but nothing to the point where apple has them set up for example FaceTime and iMessage with wind mobile will only work via apple id and my uncles Samsung galaxy s3 Samsung has a deal with wind mobile could that be the reason? But I hardly see a iPhone on 4g network well in Canada Atleast.
    That could be a reason as well. It's hard to tell though. You'd have to ask the carrier or apple (my suggestion).


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    01-04-2014 08:56 PM
  15. chezm's Avatar
    What company(ies) do you have?


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    Rogers
    01-04-2014 08:57 PM
  16. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Rogers
    But the cell phone company with does have 4g support my uncle has 4g but my iPhone doesn't :/ and i am on their network
    01-04-2014 08:58 PM
  17. serglb's Avatar
    Rogers
    If Rogers has LTE in your area there shouldn't be a reason why your iphone wouldn't connect to LTE, but if Rogers is a CDMA network, it won't connect to plain "4G"; like Sprint and Verizon's iPhones won't connect to "4G (WiMAX for sprint). "4G" and "4G LTE" are two different speeds/frequencies.


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    01-04-2014 09:00 PM
  18. serglb's Avatar
    But the cell phone company with does have 4g support my uncle has 4g but my iPhone doesn't :/ and i am on their network
    Most of the newer Androids have an extra antenna that can connect to *4G*, iPhone does not.


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    01-04-2014 09:02 PM
  19. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    I contacted them and this is what they said Is iPhone 5s not 4g compatable?-imageuploadedbyimore-forums1388887578.457816.jpg
    01-04-2014 09:06 PM
  20. acerace113's Avatar
    But the cell phone company with does have 4g support my uncle has 4g but my iPhone doesn't :/ and i am on their network
    Cause AT&T told Apple to add the 4G icon to the status bar when people where using their HSPA+ network. They started that with iOS 5.1 on the 4S & up. Here in Canada HSPA+ & DC-HSDPA will show as 3G on the iPhone.


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    01-04-2014 09:40 PM
  21. chezm's Avatar
    If Rogers has LTE in your area there shouldn't be a reason why your iphone wouldn't connect to LTE, but if Rogers is a CDMA network, it won't connect to plain "4G"; like Sprint and Verizon's iPhones won't connect to "4G (WiMAX for sprint). "4G" and "4G LTE" are two different speeds/frequencies.


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    In my work area I have LTE and it's all fine, I get LTE 99% of the time. Where I live it's 3G and hspa+[4g]. I have never once got 4g in my home area, neither does my wife on her iPhone 5. My buddies with nokias get 4g frequently.
    01-04-2014 09:46 PM
  22. serglb's Avatar
    In my work area I have LTE and it's all fine, I get LTE 99% of the time. Where I live it's 3G and hspa+[4g]. I have never once got 4g in my home area, neither does my wife on her iPhone 5. My buddies with nokias get 4g frequently.
    Rogers may not have the same agreement to make it say 4G in the status bar (like AT&T) so you may be getting HSPA+, it's just showing 3G.


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    01-04-2014 09:49 PM
  23. jaleelhamid's Avatar
    Cause AT&T told Apple to add the 4G icon to the status bar when people where using their HSPA+ network. They started that with iOS 5.1 on the 4S & up. Here in Canada HSPA+ & DC-HSDPA will show as 3G on the iPhone.


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    Oh alright! That makes sense! But is their a speed differance between 3G and 4G
    01-04-2014 11:43 PM
  24. serglb's Avatar
    Oh alright! That makes sense! But is their a speed differance between 3G and 4G
    Yes


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    01-05-2014 11:40 AM
  25. Jrome.brooks's Avatar
    Yes


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    My 5s is on AT&T but I haven't seen a LTE symbol on my phone just 4g is that the same thing or should I return it to the apple store
    01-05-2014 01:01 PM
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