Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 12:05 PM (in response to Spy_feel)
I'm not clear on what it is you're asking or hwo this applies to a Verizon iPhone, but perhaps this information will help:
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 12:22 PM (in response to varjak paw)
I already checked. but the Thing, what I want to know, is different. some korean tried to buy korea carrier service. because iPhone 5 GSM contains LTE Bands 1,3,5 and Korea Carrier's main LTE band is 5. But GE and AU 's iPhone 5 GSM is not supporting Band5. so they guess it likes my Q1's Examples.
CDMA for verizon,sptrint and KDDI (in japan). they don't support LTE bands 1,3,25. than why does Apple contain those LTE Bands? Guess what?
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 12:48 PM (in response to Spy_feel)
I have absolutely no idea what you're talking about. As it says in the document to which I directed you, SK Telecom and KT in Korea support the iPhone on LTE, and they are supported only with the A1429 GSM model. Use of a Verizon-model iPhone will not be supported on LTE in Korea, only on GSM.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 1:29 PM (in response to varjak paw)
Did you check spec about iPhone 5?
iPhone 5 GSM has been contained in iPhone 5 CDMA band. So, genius said, iPhone 5 CDMA is kind of world-wide Phone. that's why i bought iPhone 5 CDMA.
my question is ' Is iPhone 5 CDMA A1429's LTE Band for Verizon only? '
And, why does apple wrote LTE about iPhone 5 CDMA A1429 in spec?
Because, any companies, using iPhone 5 CDMA A1429, does not support LTE Bands 1,3,25.
I checked some korean's cases. some korean bought iPhone 5 in another conutry, not in the korea.
Then, they tried to buy Korea's carrier LTE service. but iPhone 5 GSM A1429 does not support LTE Band 5 even their spec is written by apple. they doubt iPhone 5 GSM support own country LTE band only (AU LTE band 3; GE LTE band1)
If this situation is right, I should suspect my iPhone 5 CDMA for verizon also.
this stroy is little technical thing...
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 1:40 PM (in response to Spy_feel)
What part of "Only the A1429 GSM iPhone 5 is supported on LTE in Korea" was not clear? The Verizon-model iPhone is intended for US use only. It will work with other carriers, but from what I've read, via GSM only, not LTE, though I cannot confirm that.
There is nothing more I can say. If you want an iPhone that works with LTE in Korea, I'd strongly suggest that you return the Verizon iPhone to the US store from which you purchased it and buy an iPhone 5 in Korea when its released there.
Currently Being ModeratedSep 26, 2012 2:15 PM (in response to varjak paw)
unfortunatly, no one ,even genius or not, explain about my concerned thing clearly...
I'll bring iPhone 5 CDMA A1429 for verizon and try it. Then, it will prove.
It is a kind of gamble. After trying it, I can figure out who is lier.
Genius - you can use iPhone 5 outside the USA, because carrier lock is for the USA only.
Verizone employee - you can't. you have to being unlocked your iPhone 5 for using outside the USA.
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 9:34 AM (in response to Spy_feel)
i understood your question. did your phone work in korea?
Currently Being ModeratedFeb 2, 2013 11:15 AM (in response to palomino86)
The A1429 Verizon & Sprint CDMA-GSM models of the iPhone 5 should work over there provided that you meet the requirements of your wireless provider then if you qualify they will unlock the GSM portion of the SIM so that you can use the local GSM SIM of that country