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  • TJBUSMC1973 Level 5 (7,502 points)

    The wireless carriers have full and final discretion as to whether or not to unlock an iPhone.  I don't personally agree with that policy, but that is the reality.  That's why I bought my iPhone outright at the Apple store, and recommend others do the same, or at least purchase from a major wireless carrier that is more likely to authorize an unlock after your contract is fulfilled.

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 (0 points)

    my iphone 5 model a1429 cdma and gsm my friend have tmobile and im try hem sim is work and 3G 4G lte working hem have iphone 5 to on walmart family mobile on t-mobile and i try is work.... maybe i buy a nano sim to my iphone 5

  • deggie Level 9 (52,739 points)

    A T-Mobile iPhone requires an AWS compatible phone with matching LTE bands in order to access 4G LTE on T-Mobile. A CDMA A1429 iPhone does not meet these requirements.

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 (0 points)

    my cell phone is prepaid is not contract and pay $649.00 at walmart and it coneste with straight talk

  • TJBUSMC1973 Level 5 (7,502 points)

    Then you should have no issue whatsoever with using the device with whichever carrier you want, except for the fact that because it was purchased from a wireless carrier, they still have the option to refuse to unlock the phone, even though you paid full retail price.

     

    If you were going to pay full price for the device (assuming yours is a 16GB version), it would have been better to purchase from Apple directly.  Live & learn, I guess.

     

    A1429 is CDMA/GSM both. 

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 (0 points)

    my ipgone 5 work with cdma and gsm.... what is the difference ?...  SIM GSM no work With LTE i try one SIM Tmobile is Work 4G

  • serenitynow1 Level 2 (155 points)

    if you want to learn the difference between gsm and cdma, this forum is not the place since it'll take a lot of time and effort... google it and you'll find plenty of documents.

  • deggie Level 9 (52,739 points)

    The A1429, which is CDMA and GSM, has different LTE bands than the A1428 which is sold unlocked at the Apple Store. You will be able to get what T-Mobile calls 4G, which s HSPA+, but you will not get LTE.

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 (0 points)

    MY IPHONE 5 MODEL A1429 IS CDMA/GSM BOTH YES I HAVE CDMA WITH STRAIGHT TALK IS NO WORK TO ME 13KB SPEED ON 3G NO TEXT LOST CALL IM CALL STRAIGHT TALK MORE 100 TIME AND SAY NOTING HAPPENS WITH MY SERVICE....... IM NOT THE ONLY PERSON WHO HAS THE SAME PROBLEM STRAIGHT TALK ARE STEALING TO THE CANSUMERS EVERY MONTH $45.00.... AND DECEPTION TO PEOPLE THAT THE SERVICE IS NO LIMIT TEXT TALK AND DATA IS NO TRUE

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 (0 points)

    4G IS GOOD FOR ME

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 (0 points)

    I SEED ON APPLE PAGE THANK YOU

  • deggie Level 9 (52,739 points)

    Please stop shouting at us, we aren't doing anything to you.

     

    If you are having all these problems with Straight Talk then move to T-Mobile or AT&T and do without LTE. Or talk to Straight Talk and ask to get your money back and return the iPhone.

     

    There could also be a hardware problem with your iPhone and it is not a Straight Talk issue (on the iPhone 5 Straight Talk is an MVNO of Verizon using their system). Make a Genius Bar appointment at your nearest Apple Store and have the phone looked at.

  • toronbolo1972 Level 1 (0 points)

    YOU SAY GSM NO WORK LTE ONLY 4G AND CDMA WORK LTE

  • TJBUSMC1973 Level 5 (7,502 points)

    1. STOP SHOUTING!!!

     

    2. Direct your concerns regarding StraightTalk to their feedback team.  Ranting about it here does no good.

  • deggie Level 9 (52,739 points)

    One more thing, while you are having your iPhone looked at ask if the GSM side of your iPhone shows to be unlocked. Or just call AppleCare, give them your serial and model number and ask if it is unlocked.

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