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European iPhone 5 and LTE

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I have not been able to conenct to LTE (I am in the availability zone and it is enabled). My phone only displays "3G". I have an unlocked iPhone 5 bought in Spain. Model A1429. I had done research before and from everything I had read the iPhone was supposed to be a uniform phone around the world (unlike many other phones). I now know this is not true due to LTE differences.


The Apple site ( lists the following bands as supported for my phone:

(2100 MHz)

(1800 MHz)

(850 MHz)


Is there any way at all to make it work with LTE here?


If it is not possible, I see that currently my phone displays "3G" all the time. Am I connecting to HSPA+ or whatever the next fastest thing is after LTE?



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Former Moderator
Former Moderator
Hey gkz!

Fido offers LTE on the 2100 and 2600 MHz frequencies. However, the 2100 MHz frequency is the less used of the two and is not accessible everywhere. Therefore, if you are in an area where this frequency is not, you won't be able to use LTE.

According to Apple's website, you will however be able to use our 4G network, previously called 3G or HSPA+.

I hope this clarifies.