As we all know, those who are on Wind Mobile, Mobilicity and Public Mobile have been hoping that the iPhone 5 will work on their network, but that was not the case with the recent launch.
Having said that, if we dig a little deeper into this issue, and looking at the specs ( http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/ ), it seems like the iPhone 5 (CDMA version) A1429 supports the same bands that the GSM A1429 offers. The CDMA iPhone which will be sold in the US with the GSM A1429 being the only worldwide non-US version offered. Considering this, it is quite possible that the iPhone 5 will work on Public Mobile.
Naturally we would think that it could be possible to have it connected to Public Mobile’s PCS G spectrum. However, band support does not guarantee support on all LTE networks running on the same bands, plus companies such as Public Mobile would have to offer micro-SIMs.
For now, we can only imagine the possibilities. For Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, T-Mobile, Public Mobile and other carriers who are on different bands (AWS or other) the new iPhone 5 is not compatible. These guys may have to wait until iPhone 9. But don’t quote us on that!
Today (September 12, 2012) was the day many iPhone fans were waiting for, will the iPhone 5 work on Wind Mobile, Mobilicity or T-Mobile? Will the new iPhone 5 support the AWS band 1700mhz?
Apple has unveiled its newest iPhone in the successful smartphone line - it is thinner and lighter than previous models and comes with a bigger 4inch screen. The body is solidly built entirely out of glass and aluminum.
The iPhone 5 will come with a new antenna which supports the faster 4G network known as LTE. This is great news for the larger carriers in the US and in Canada. Rogers, Bell and Telus will be able to offer the iPhone 5 to their customers. Unfortunately, the iPhone 5 will not work with Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, T-Mobile or Public Mobile.
The iPhone 5 chipset does not support the AWS band of 1700mhz which is required for Wind Mobile and Mobilicity in Canada. Despite the promising rumors, customers who are currently on Wind Mobile or Mobilicity will have to wait yet again to get the iPhone. however, if Wind Mobile or Mobilicity move towards upgrading their networks to LTE, there may be a glimmer of hope.
Wind Mobile and Mobilicity customers will have to look for alternatives (i.e. Galaxy S3), but if you were hoping to take advantage of the great data plans on Wind Mobile or Mobilicity you’re out of luck. You will have to sign up with the bigger players in the market – for most this means bigger data costs and may not be worth the switch. The iPhone 5 will not work on Wind or Mobilicty for many reasons. Here are 5 more reasons why.
The new Apple iPhone 5 will not work on Wind Mobile, Mobilicity, or T-mobile. Period. But don’t fret, there are many alternatives (kinda).
Check out out list of phones which are compatible here and also our latest 2012 Wind/Mobilicity compatible phones.