Grandfathered Data plan IPhone 5

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Grandfathered Data plan IPhone 5

Hi i have a grand fathered data plan and i recently bought an iphone 5 full price unlocked form apple i inserted my sim card and im not getting LTE on my device

 

 What do i need to do in order to get LTE on my device ?

 

 To get LTE can they just provision my number to receive LTE data without changing my ? 

 

 To get tethering on my device do i need to add that to my account or do i have to get a new plan which i dont want to

 have to do  ? 

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Re: Grandfathered Data plan IPhone 5


jhillyer253 wrote:

Hi i have a grand fathered data plan and i recently bought an iphone 5 full price unlocked form apple i inserted my sim card and im not getting LTE on my device

 

 What do i need to do in order to get LTE on my device ?

 

 To get LTE can they just provision my number to receive LTE data without changing my ? 

 

 To get tethering on my device do i need to add that to my account or do i have to get a new plan which i dont want to

 have to do  ? 


it should be automatic for lte

 

As far as tethering goes you will need to switch from the unlimited plan to either one of the mobile shared data plans or the 5GB data tethering plan, there is no add on for tethering it is a fork lift removal of the old unlimited plan and the addition on a new one.

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Re: Grandfathered Data plan IPhone 5


wingrider01 wrote:

jhillyer253 wrote:

Hi i have a grand fathered data plan and i recently bought an iphone 5 full price unlocked form apple i inserted my sim card and im not getting LTE on my device

 

 What do i need to do in order to get LTE on my device ?

 

 To get LTE can they just provision my number to receive LTE data without changing my ? 

 

 To get tethering on my device do i need to add that to my account or do i have to get a new plan which i dont want to

 have to do  ? 


it should be automatic for lte

 

As far as tethering goes you will need to switch from the unlimited plan to either one of the mobile shared data plans or the 5GB data tethering plan, there is no add on for tethering it is a fork lift removal of the old unlimited plan and the addition on a new one.


LTE isn't quite automatic. You still must have an LTE compatible data plan. Call CS and have them switch you to the LTE compatible unlimited plan. Also, as Wingrider pointed out, if you switch to a tethering plan, you will lose unlimited and you won't be able to get it back. 

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Re: Grandfathered Data plan IPhone 5

You need a LTE SIM. I've used my iPhone 4 data plan with LTE just fine. It's the SIM that matters

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Re: Grandfathered Data plan IPhone 5

You will need an updated SIM that supports LTE. The system will recognize the new sim and provision LTE from 3G/HSPA+

As for tethering, they will change you to the 5GB plan. May want to think about it...
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