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Oct 9, 2012 10:39 AM

Does anybody can help me? i do speak english a bit but i am going try to explain , if i want to buy an iphone 5 in canada , is it unblocked to use in Mexico ? please i need the answer

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  • lllaass Level 10 Level 10 (135,035 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 10:41 AM (in response to Mcrux)

    Here is Canda's iPhone 5 stie:

    http://store.apple.com/ca/browse/home/shop_iphone/family/iphone/iphone5

     

    It inlcudes:

     

     

    About the unlocked iPhone.

    The unlocked iPhone includes all the features of iPhone but without a wireless contract commitment. You can activate and use iPhone on the supported GSM wireless network of your choice. The unlocked iPhone 4, iPhone 4S and iPhone 5 will not work with CDMA-based carriers. An unlocked iPhone 5 may not support LTE networks in all other countries; contact service providers for details.

    If you don’t want a multiyear service contract, or if you prefer to use a local carrier when traveling abroad, the unlocked iPhone is the best choice. It does not come with a micro-SIM card for iPhone 4 and iPhone 4S, or a nano-SIM card for iPhone 5, so you’ll need to get one from any supported GSM carrier worldwide. To start using it, simply insert the card into the slot on your iPhone and turn it on by pressing and holding the On/Off button for a few seconds. Then follow the onscreen instructions to set up your iPhone.

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (9,570 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 10:45 AM (in response to Mcrux)

    Yes technically you can. (Si puedes, pero el envio de la tienda en canada, es nada mas para canada)

     

    The phones are fully unlocked and compatible with all carriers. The only issue, is in Mexico, only Iusacell has 4g LTE.  (Ni Telcel ni Movistar lo tiene, asi que no vas a poder usar esa tecnologia, pero debe de fucionar con el 3G normal)

     

     

    The only problem is that currently no Carrier in mexico has Nano sims for sale. iPhone 5 uses Nano Sims. You can attempt to cut your normal, or Micro Sim to fit, but thr thickness may be an issue.

     

    (De que se debe de poder, se debe de poder, pero hay questiones que hay que considerar)

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (9,570 points)
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    Oct 9, 2012 10:54 AM (in response to Mcrux)

    You have to wait until they get the Nano Sims in.  Should be in a couple months.  Or attempt to cut your current sim to fit the new Nano slot.

     

    Service wise it should be completely useable.

  • mdkremix Calculating status...
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    Nov 21, 2012 10:58 PM (in response to Phil0124)

    Sorry but what you said is incorrect Iusacell doesn't have LTE they only offer HSPA+ which is technically 3.5G and they market it as 4G. but that is NOT 4G.

     

    Movistar offers limited LTE service for USB modems ONLY and only has coverage in three cities and very limited

     

     

    currently in Mexico Telcel offers 4G LTE service for 9 cities, phones and USB modems and will offer this service for the iPhone 5 in late december

    for more info visit:  http://www.telcel.com/4GLTE/

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (9,570 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 7:36 AM (in response to mdkremix)

    Telcel had no LTE when this thread was started, and Iusacell was the only one offering a 4G service whatever it may have been as such at the time.

     

    It still got the point across that LTE would have been unuseable at the time.

     

    Today its a different story.

  • mdkremix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 9:13 AM (in response to Phil0124)

    Iusacell doesn't have a 4G network they have HSPA+ which is 3.5G

     

    and movistar & telcel both have HSPA+ too.

  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (9,570 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 10:25 AM (in response to mdkremix)

    mdkremix wrote:

     

    Movistar offers limited LTE service for USB modems ONLY and only has coverage in three cities and very limited

     

     

    currently in Mexico Telcel offers 4G LTE service for 9 cities,

     

    You are contradicting yourself now, do they or not?

     

    Still its irrelevant, the point 3 moths ago was the phone would not be able to use LTE networks in Mexico at the time. And may have been able to use Iusacell's 4G  network. Or whatever it was. I never said there was LTE in quite the opposite.

     

    And Telcel is calling it 4G LTE So I assume that's what it is.http://www.telcel.com/4GLTE/conoce.html

     

    Again this is a 3 month old thread whatever they have now was not there 3 months ago.

  • mdkremix Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 2:59 PM (in response to Phil0124)

    I'd suggest you avoid commenting on networks and Mexican operators to others as you may confuse them.

     

    • the only carrier in Mexico that will offer the iPhone in true 4G form meaning LTE is TELCEL that's pretty much it.
    • Movistar only has LTE in three cities and currently NO PHONES ONLY DATA through USB modems
    • Iusacell markets it's 3G HSPA+ network as 4G but that IS NOT 4G that's basically what T-MOBILE does in the US, they market their speedy 3G network as "4G"
    • Telcel and Movistar also have 3G HSPA+ so Iusacell is nothing special...
    • The A1428 unlocked wil work with TELCEL LTE in mid-late december with a carrier update and a USIM LTE 6.0
    • You can only use the iPhone 5 on 3G in Movistar and Iusacell (despite their nonsensical lying ads)
  • Phil0124 Level 6 Level 6 (9,570 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 8:31 PM (in response to mdkremix)

    1. You have no authority to suggest anything to me.

     

    2. This is a 3 month old thread. At the time the only 4G network available was Iusacell. Wether it was true LTE or not is irrelevant. It was marketed as 4G at the time, and it was likely the iPhone could use it.

     

    The other 2 carriers had not revealed there technology at the time the original post was made. I said that if he/she bought to iPhone 5 there would be no LTE networks the phone could connect to at the time other than Iusacell.

    The iPhone 5 would happily use the 3G networks available at the time and still can.

     

    All that has since changed, but it does not matter to the poster or the post. If he wanted to buy a phone now,,it would connect to the networks.

     

    The only confused person here is you because you don't seem to understand that I only said he could use the iPhone but there would be no LTE for Telcel at the time. However the iPhone could still be used with the existing. 3G networks.

     

    I don't understand why you are so caught up in technical details and the availability of LTE networks now, when it is all irrelevant to the original post 3 months ago.

     

    This is the last post I'll make in this thread. 

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