Wednesday, September 12, 2012

What are the LTE Carriers of Apple’s New iPhone 5 around the World

Now, with the official release of iPhone 5, Apple iPhone has finally joined the 4G bandwagon just like other advanced smartphones. With the support of LTE network connectivity, the iPhone 5 would certainly get more customers. Now, being known the support for LTE, the next thought in global people’s minds must be “What are the LTE carriers of Apple’s new iPhone 5” and “Does my carrier support it”. For USA users, they have to attention that this new iPhone 5 will only support LTE from AT&T, Verizon and Sprint, no T-Mobile.
iPhone 5 LTE
The global carriers have been begun weighing in to tout their compatibility as well. If you’re in Canada, Japan, Germany, the UK, Australia, South Korea, Hong Kong or Singapore, you’ll want to check out the full list below:

US: AT&T, Verizon, Sprint
Canada: Bell, Rogers, Telus, Virgin Mobile, Fido, Koodo
Japan: KDDI, SoftBank
Germany: T-Mobile
UK: EE (T-Mobile / Orange)
Australia: Optus, Telstra
Korea: SKT, KT
Hong Kong: SmarTone
Singapore: M1, SingTel

The list spans both GSM- and CDMA-oriented networks. Yes, that means there will be different versions of the iPhone 5, so one handset won’t be compatible with all LTE networks across the board. If you travel abroad, you’ll want to note that there will be three different versions:
iPhone 5 LTE

* A1428 (GSM) for LTE in the U.S. (AT&T) and Canada (Rogers, Bell and Telus).
* A1429 (CDMA version) for LTE in the U.S. (Verizon, Sprint) and Japan (KDDI).
* A1429 (GSM version) for LTE in Europe (Germany, UK) and Asia (Hong Kong, Singapore, Korea, Japan and Australia).

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