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Voyager

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Mon, Sep 10, 2012 7:58 PM

Will 3G Microcell work with new Iphone 5?

Is it too early to know if the Iphone 5 will work with the 3G Microcells?

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DonaldNaegele

Teacher

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25 Messages

8 years ago

Hi.

 

Why don't you post your question again AFTER we know there even IS an iPhone 5 coming out.

 

GAL.

 

Don

OttoPylot

ACE - Expert

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12.5K Messages

8 years ago

I don't see why it wouldn't. We've never had any issues with our iPhones.

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Voyager

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2 Messages

8 years ago

Well we know that there is another phone coming out within a few days, those of us who want to order a phone quickly and who count on microcells need to know before purchasing. If the new phones are lte or some other type of protocol, then we might have to wait a while until we know. I would assume there are folks at att that might already have an idea, no harm in asking is there?

OttoPylot

ACE - Expert

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12.5K Messages

8 years ago

In theory they should work but I doubt serioulsy if anyone at AT&T has tested an advance copy yet. Just wait a couple of weeks or if you just have to be one of the first, then test it out for the rest of us and report back.

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Contributor

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1 Message

8 years ago

ACE, that is some funny stuff... I don't see why it wouldn't. We've never had any issues with our iPhones. Really, AT&T Microcells have never had ANY issues with iPhones. Beam me up Scotty, iPhone 5 full speed ahead!!

jefe

Guru

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396 Messages

8 years ago

The iPhone 5 has to be 3G compatible so even though it wouldn't benefit from LTE type speeds through the Microcell,  I can't see why it wouldn't work.

Voyager

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3 Messages

8 years ago

Wonder if there are plans for a 4G microcell?  Sucks our 4G phones can't take advantage of 4G speeds with our current microcells.

jefe

Guru

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396 Messages

8 years ago

I'm sure if a 4G/LTE version of the Microcell is in the works, we'll never know it until such time as it's released.

 

In the mean time, there may be a few Microcell users out there who don't also have wifi but for most, fast wifi speeds make fast cellular data less-than-crucial.

OttoPylot

ACE - Expert

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8 years ago


@dpking44 wrote:

Wonder if there are plans for a 4G microcell?  Sucks our 4G phones can't take advantage of 4G speeds with our current microcells.


I guess it all depends on how you use your phone. We have one twenty-something living at home and the other two visit on occassion. Nobody has ever complained about slow speeds or issues.

 

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Voyager

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3 Messages

8 years ago

Honestly, speed isn't much of an issue for me either at this point but I just have this thing about having limited capability.  4G (don't have good 4G service in my area)  is supposedly much quicker than 3G so I don't like having that physical limitation.

winterfl

Mentor

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93 Messages

8 years ago

The phone isn't actually in anyone's hands yet, but most likely VOICE will continue to route through the 3G Microcell, and DATA will route through WIFI first, LTE second, or the 3G Microcell last, depending on availability.  To the best of my knowledge, the iPhone5 does not support Voice Over LTE (VoLTE), and in fact, neither does AT&T's network, so all voice calls will continue using UMTS/WCDMA ("3G")

 

Hope this helps!

Contributor

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2 Messages

8 years ago

The Microcell icon does not appear in the status bar of my newly delivered iphone 5.  😞

Voyager

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1 Message

8 years ago

Came to check and report the same. I've tried several things but so far no MicroCell with my iPhone 5.

Tutor

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8 Messages

8 years ago

Same... no iphone 5 on my microcell

 

jefe

Guru

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396 Messages

8 years ago

Ouch.  I wonder if at&t or Apple will release any info about if or when an update will happen to correct what is a big problem for a lot of customers.  Or if they're even aware there is a problem.  😞

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