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Does the iPhone 5 from the Apple site work on LTE?

Does the iPhone 5 from the Apple site work on LTE? There doesn't seem to be a separate version? Is it all the same phone?

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Pondlife  Sep. 14, 2012 at 19:13

well it works on some lte, including that which EE will use (maybe 3) but not that which any of the others will eventually use.

Pondlife  Sep. 14, 2012 at 19:16

Come to think of it though, they've only said they will have 4g with contract phones at the moment, not on p&go and no mention of sim free so might not be useful...

Though on the twitter thing on their site it says you can switch sim only plans to ee, not sure how much they know what they are talking about though

jaybear88  Sep. 16, 2012 at 22:21

Just as a quick by-the-by; you might want to consider if you live in one of the places that will actually see 4g before the iPhone 5S ;)

Don't know if I really believe this but.....
"It also said it has begun trials of its 4G technology in London, Bristol, Cardiff and Birmingham. These cities will be the first places to offer the service. EE aims to extend the reach to a further 12 cities (Belfast, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Hull, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Nottingham, Newcastle, Sheffield and Southampton) before Christmas 2012.

While it gave no solid date for the first introduction, chief executive Olaf Swantee said EE aims to provide 4G coverage for 20 million Britons before the end of 2012, rising to 70 percent of the country by the end of 2013, and 98 percent by the end of 2014."

jaybear88  Sep. 16, 2012 at 22:22

And also, what network are you looking at? Orange/T-Mobile/3? O2 and Vodafone may be worth waiting a little while for.....

Pondlife  Sep. 16, 2012 at 22:41

Wonder if they mean 70% of the population or actually 70% of the area.

jaybear88  Sep. 16, 2012 at 22:47

They always go on percentage of population. That means by covering London alone, they can say that they cover 12% , when they really only cover 1.21% of the landmass.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 00:20

I spend all my time in and around Nottingham and Hull, good for 4G, probably bad for my bank balance :p.

Pondlife  Sep. 17, 2012 at 00:26

Was surprised that Hull was on the list. You think you might weaken when it arrives then?

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 00:32

Was surprised that Hull was on the list. You think you might weaken when it arrives then?
Surely Southampton and Derby are more surprising? They're both relatively small. I think Hull's about the 11th biggest city in the UK.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 00:33

As for giving in when it arrives, that depends on actual coverage and, more importantly, price.

Pondlife  Sep. 17, 2012 at 00:41

Was surprised that Hull was on the list. You think you might weaken when it arrives then?
Surely Southampton and Derby are more surprising? They're both relatively small. I think Hull's about the 11th biggest city in the UK.


Only about 100k people in it between those three in first source I stumbled across, it was more that I recall it being top in Crap Towns of uk a while back and is one of the more deprived areas.

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 00:49

Was surprised that Hull was on the list. You think you might weaken when it arrives then?
Surely Southampton and Derby are more surprising? They're both relatively small. I think Hull's about the 11th biggest city in the UK.


Only about 100k people in it between those three in first source I stumbled across, it was more that I recall it being top in Crap Towns of uk a while back and is one of the more deprived areas.

Oh, it's crap alright, it's just quite big. I have lots of friends and family there so I spend quite a lot of my spare time "up North". Also, Derby? Have you been to Derby? It's...well.

Pondlife  Sep. 17, 2012 at 10:33

Yeah much prefer Derby to Hull tbh

matt101101 / MOD  Sep. 17, 2012 at 11:18

Yeah much prefer Derby to Hull tbh
Hull just has its own unique character ;).

Pondlife  Sep. 17, 2012 at 12:37

Yeah I know the first time I arrived there in the 50 yards from the station to the next street I was welcomed to Hull by the stench of not one but two piles of sick.

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