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thomascoleman
Posts: 16
Registered: ‎13-09-2012

NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

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.

 

http://www.apple.com/iphone/specs.html

 

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

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adamtemp64
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Re: NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

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See my correction below 2 many band numbers for lte

2 iPhone 5s 32gb on 4g 8gb tariff 1 iPhone 4s 16gb sim only on business contract
iPad 3 wifi-3g 64gb
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thomascoleman
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Registered: ‎13-09-2012

Re: NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

your incorrect

 

thats GSM 800Mhz (i.e 3G)

 

The uk iPhone 5 only supports

 

Model A1429 (GSM model)1 (2100 MHz) 3 (1800 MHz) 5 (850 MHz)
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adamtemp64
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Re: NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

ok so after re reading all the documentation ofcom etc Band 20 is required for uk

2 iPhone 5s 32gb on 4g 8gb tariff 1 iPhone 4s 16gb sim only on business contract
iPad 3 wifi-3g 64gb
My first mobile was in 1995 a CM-R111 from sony on Cellnet.
Henstridge Rural South Somerset (still 2g only and it is 2014)
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thomascoleman
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Registered: ‎13-09-2012

Re: NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

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

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sheepdog
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Re: NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

So nothing really to stop people to being on o2 for iPhone 5, seeing out their contract then getting it unlocked then moving to EE when they get round to doing more than 16 locations in the UK. By which time iPhone 5S/6 will be out with full support for LTE networks.
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thomascoleman
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Re: NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

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.

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DaveC
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Re: NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

Using your EE SIM will not get you 4G - You will have to sign up for one of their 4G packages for that.

To contact O2 click "Contact us" at the bottom of any O2 page, and click the service you need, or wait for "Live Chat" to appear.

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Bambino
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Re: NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

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.

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thomascoleman
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Re: NO LTE untill iPhone 5s on O2 / Voda

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

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