T-Mobile unlocked iphone 5s ... can i use this on AT&T?

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T-Mobile unlocked iphone 5s ... can i use this on AT&T?

can i use the contract free tmobile iphone 5s on att?  can i just bring it into an att store and have them swap out the sim card and activate it???

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RKD1986 wrote:

can i use the contract free tmobile iphone 5s on att?  can i just bring it into an att store and have them swap out the sim card and activate it???


Yes, you should be able to use it but it might not be compatible with ATT's LTE network. 

 

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ok thats what i was afraid to hear

 

i want to be able to use the att network like any normal user

 

the only reason why i am asking, is i can't purchase the iphone 5s through att or through apple without signing up for a new contract and dont have the time/ability to go into a physical att store to put my order through

 

is there any way to purchase the iphone 5s over the phone?  i would be paying outside of contract at th efull 650 price point

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Re: T-Mobile unlocked iphone 5s ... can i use this on AT&T?

As current user of the iPhone 5S bought directly unlocked from Apple, I can confirm it will work with AT&T and it IS indeed compatible with AT&T's LTE network.
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what did you have to do to get it activated on att network?  was it difficult?

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Well remember; only the iPhone 5S bought from Apple Online Store for T-Mobile will be unlocked. If you buy one from a retail store, it will be locked to the carrier.

It's actually very simple, order the device, receive it, put in your SIM card and your done! Smiley Wink
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Hi Evandela,

 

so you're now using AT&T's network? 

 

Lynn.

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And I was wondering if I get the unlocked 5S online, can AT&T activate it for me? (I'm still with the iphone 5 contract)

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Main.Lynn,

Yes that is correct, I am using a unlocked iPhone 5S on the AT&T network Smiley Happy

If you buy the iPhone 5S unlocked from apple then yes, AT&T can activate it for you without a hitch! Smiley Wink
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Here is a link to Apple's iPhone LTE page that shows which models use which frequencies.

 

http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/

 

 

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I bought my unlocked iPhone 5s from apple; So, I received the phone with tmobile simcard as you explained. I just started my att plan just about 1 hour ago. I am wondering why phone is working but internet doesn't work even if I have LTE sign only screen..
Do I need to wait a little bit more? like 2-3 hours? =(
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Hi @younghoonna 

 

Which plan did you get? Is it a prepaid plan?

 

Thanks,

Dmitriy


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Thank you for taking care of my situation.

yes mine is prepaid plan. ($60)

Is there different rules or system for prepaid?
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I bought an unlocked T-Mobile iPhone directly from Apple for full price.  I used it with the pre-installed T-Mobile SIM card for a month.  Then I went to AT&T and got a free SIM from them and set up a $60 prepaid account, to compare reception and coverage.  Both were better with AT&T, so I remain with them.  I am free to switch back to T-Mobile (or any other GSM carrier) at any time.

 

That's why I bought unlocked directly from Apple: the freedom to switch carriers as I choose, without anyone having to unlock my phone.

 

Note that unlocked phones may only be purchased directly from Apple.  You can get a contract-free phone from a carrier, but it will be locked to the carrier until they choose to unlock it, even if you pay full price up front.

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younghoonna wrote:
I bought my unlocked iPhone 5s from apple; So, I received the phone with tmobile simcard as you explained. I just started my att plan just about 1 hour ago. I am wondering why phone is working but internet doesn't work even if I have LTE sign only screen..
Do I need to wait a little bit more? like 2-3 hours? =(

you need to put in the correct APN for att, it probaly still has t-mobile's

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