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Can iPhone 5 CDMA A1429 for Verizon use another carrier's LTE oversea even locked?

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some korean bought iPhone 5 GSM A1429 oversea such as AU , GE and JP. they bought iPhone 5 in another country, not the Korea. Because, iPhone 5 GSM A1429 contains some LTE bands Band 1,3,5. And then, they think Korea Carriers (SKT , KT) can support LTE Bands 3,5. That's why they bought and wanted using LTE service in the Korea.


but iPhone 5 cannot catch LTE Band 5 (850 Mhz). they guess GE iPhone support only Band 1 / AU iPhone support only Band 3.




Q1. Dose any iPhone 5 GSM A1429's LTE band support own conutry band only?


Ex 1.) GE is using band 1 for LTE. So, GE's iPhone 5 GSM A1429 is supporting only Band 1.

Ex 2.) AU is using band 3 for LTE. So, AU's iPhone 5 GSM A1429 is supporting only Band 3.




Q2. If Q1 is correct, why does iPhone 5 CDMA A1429 contain LTE Bands 1,3,5,13,25?


Because, iPhone 5 CDMA A1429 is for Verizon, Sprint and KDDI only. Verizon's LTE band is 13 , Sprint's LTE band and KDDI's LTE band is 5. no companies, that supporting iPhone 5 CDMA A4129, use band 1,3,25.




I think Apple should explain about separating LTE Band clearly. however, Apple said iPhone 5 support LTE only.

iPhone 5, iOS 6


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