on 13-09-2012 10:06
People!! listen up
What o2 is telling people is their 4G network will be ready next year. This is true.
However, what there not telling you is the iPhone 5 wont support it.
The iPhone 5 only supports certain bands/frequency's of LTE
O2 has bidded for the 800Mhz/2600Mhz LTE band which is NOT supported on any iPhone 5 model.
So expect to see a iPhone 5s or iPhone 5 LTE in the uk in about 8-12months which will then fully support o2/vodaphone LTE network.
So o2 are correct in telling their customers that they will launch LTE is what they dont mention is what handsets will actually support it.
13-09-2012 10:08 - edited 13-09-2012 10:21
See my correction below 2 many band numbers for lte
on 13-09-2012 10:21
ok so after re reading all the documentation ofcom etc Band 20 is required for uk
on 13-09-2012 10:26
so in short the new iPhone 5 on O2 (apart from EE) will never support LTE.
Guess will have to wait for the iPhone 5s....!
Thats very poor from o2 + providers they should offer better deals to current iphone customers to stop them going to EE
on 13-09-2012 10:32
on 13-09-2012 10:34
Think i will buy the iPhone 5 from apple (unlocked) then i can use any sim i want and trail a Pay & go EE sim to see if it really is that great.
O2 shoudl admit the iPhone 5 LTE will never be supported untill new hardware is released
Its poor the replies they are posted on twitter giving people faulse hopes.
on 13-09-2012 10:40
Using your EE SIM will not get you 4G - You will have to sign up for one of their 4G packages for that.
on 13-09-2012 10:45
I have no interest in any iPhone in any shape or form, but I'm a bit confused by this thread. Why is O2 to blame for the frequencies that this new iPhone will use? Isn't that down to what Apple puts in their phones? Doesn't Ofcom decide who gets to bid on which frequency? Not only that, but O2 can't bid on any frequency at the moment. The only provider that has access to any 4G at this time is EE. All this panic over something that isn't even available at the moment seems a bit silly to me.
on 13-09-2012 10:46
Im blaming o2 for their twitter replies
they are replying to people asking about iPhone 5 & LTE and telling them its coming middle next year.
which will make people sign up then rearlize when the time comes that o2's 4G might be ready but wont work with their phone.
They need to be more clear and not trick people