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Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)

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Questions & Answers for Apple Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)

Question

I going to buy the iPhone 5. Is service better with AT&T or Verizon???

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Gino
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
4 answers
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answer 1
I don't see how Verizon "wins hands down". You can't talk and surf at the same time with Verizon, which is a huge drawback in my opinion. Until Verizon adds this ability, I'll stick with my AT&T, which I've never had a single issue with.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
scottz29
answer 2
AT&T is horrible. Verizon wins hands down. Don't take it from me. Check Consumer Reports. AT&T is rated even lower than Sprint and T-Mobile. Yes, they're that bad.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Chris559
answer 3
I'm switching to Verizon after 12 years with Sprint. I've dealt with AT&T in the past and wouldn't consider them.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Kimber117
answer 4
AT&T has the best service and you can't beat their customer service!
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Nycole007
Question

Insurance on IPhone

Is there an insurance program available covering both mechanical as well as loss of phone?
asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
allen
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
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answer 1
Can you not get the insurance from WalMart? We did for my son's IPod Touch and the plans at WalMart are generally much cheaper than other places.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
IloveLucyinTampa
answer 2
I'm sorry, I was not clear in my previous answer. By "it" I mean the phone. I am under the impression if you want insurance from ATT then you have to buy the PHONE from ATT. (please correct me if I am wrong). Applecare, however can be purchased regardless where you buy the phone.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
TechSavvyStudent
answer 3
sacoite I am not sure if that information is correct, I believe if you put insurance on the phone by an ATT provider, you have to buy it from ATT. Now Applecare does not matter where you buy it because it is an apple product.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
TechSavvyStudent
answer 4
Yes if you are with ATT. 2 different plans. Check out their website or the website of your carrier.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
sacoite
Question

Can the iPhone 4 and 5 be used with the Straight Talk plans?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
jlwags
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
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answer 1
yes, all you need is the $14 sim card, u can either go online or call straight talk and order the sim card and then you get the $45 phone card and you are ready to go, as long as the phone is unlocked..
answered 10 months ago
By
MommyInLuvWid2
answer 2
the iphone can be used on straightalk ONLY if it is the att model that has a sim card. then you must purchase straight talks sim card for $45 and then a $45 unlimited service card.
answered 1 year, 6 months ago
By
sek71
answer 3
what is the idea? Can I phone be bought online. And what do I do to use it with straight talk
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
Carl42070
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Is there the unlocked version? If so, how much it will cost?

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
MaPetti
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
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answer 1
yes the Verizon Model is unlocked more info here http://www.idownloadblog.com/2012/09/24/verizon-iphone-5-unlocked/
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Abriseno
answer 2
The unlocked version hasn't been released in the U.S. Apple is probably supplying all the other countries in the world first, since the U.S. is the only country that locks phones into a cellular contract while selling them at a discounted price. It will probably be the same as the unlocked iphone 4s, which was 649 for 16gb.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Sutaru
answer 3
Apple plans to offer an unlocked version of the iPhone 5 in the near future. The unlocked iPhone 5 will only be sold at Apple retail stores or online at Apple.com for $649 plus sales tax.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
renewedpurpose
 - Weatherford, TX
Question

I purchased the iPhone 5 with straight talk plan three days ago but the phone is working on 3G, I thought is going to work on 4G, am I missing somethi

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
javito2050
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
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answer 1
Yes, you're missing something. Straight Talk doesn't buy the 4G bands, so your iPhone won't be able to connect to 4G service.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
hal3ko
answer 2
Adding to my earlier answer re: iPhone 5 on Straight Talk...

Of course, there's other carrier I neglected to mention: Verizon, who is also building out its LTE network and claims to currently have the largest 4G LTE coverage in the U.S.

Straight Talk uses all the major carriers towers for their coverage, but which exactly you're using depends on which exact phone model you get from Straight Talk. Again I'm not positive which type of SIM is in the iPhone 5 you have but it could very well be using Verizon's network towers. If the back of the box mentions CDMA, it could either be Verizon or Sprint.

IF its a Verizon variety iPhone 5 and SIM...again, of course, you'd have to be in an area where Verizon has 4G LTE coverage, AND Straight Talk would have to buy access on those 4G LTE towers and not just Verizon's 3G spectrum.

If its a Sprint variety iPhone 5...same deal. Sprint is also building out 4G LTE but its in earlier stages than Verizon, and don't know if Straight Talk has access yet to any of those new towers. I doubt it though, and any reference to 4G I've seen on Straight Talk's own website refers to T-mobile 4G.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
kiePhone
answer 3
I haven't tested this new iPhone 5 deal on Straight Talk from first-hand experience, but I help sell phones and have read a good amount on this topic...

First, 4G isn't 4G isn't 4G. There are different "kinds" of 4G networks.

The new LTE (Long Term Evolution) brand of 4G data network is what the major carriers are all eventually moving to, and what the iPhone 5 supports.

T-mobile was early on the 4G bandwagon with what they call 4G which is very fast but is really termed HSPA+ and not potentially as fast as 4G LTE. Sprint's first build-out of what they called 4G is specifically termed WiMax.

As to if the iPhone 5 supports T-mobile's 4G (HSPA+), is a fuzzy question from my little bit of research. Likely no, unless you're in one of the 5 cities that have switched their HSPA+ frequency from 1700 MHz to 1900 MHz (Baltimore, Houston, Kansas City, Las Vegas and Washington D.C.), though there could be others by now, I'm not sure.

I don't know what actual company's network the SIM that comes with the Straight Talk iPhone 5 is on. I do know you can order ( straighttalksim.com ) a standard- or micro-size SIM from Straight Talk that uses T-mobile's 4G (HSPA+) network...

BUT, 1) the iPhone 5 takes an even smaller nano-sized SIM, and 2) The fine print from Straight Talk says you can only buy a stand-alone SIM from them to use for an outside vendor's phone or unlocked phone, not a Straight Talk (or any Tracfone-owned company) phone.

For the real details on these points, I would call Straight Talk's customer service. If the first person you get can't answer your questions, ask to talk to someone else or a supervisor.

Ask what network is used by the SIM in your iPhone 5. If its AT&T, there's your likely answer, I doubt Straight Talk gets to use any 4G LTE on AT&T though I could be wrong! If its T-mobile, then you're likely not in an area with T-mobile 4G HSPA+ 1900 MHz-frequency towers that are nearby. Of course the same could go for AT&T, you have to be in an area with that type of 4G coverage. AND Straight Talk access to those towers. AND open to the same frequency band used by the iPhone 5 for 4G LTE (1900 MHz vs. 1700 MHz)...not confusing at all, right?

And worth asking if they are or will start selling nano-SIMs for the iPhone 5 that use another network than the one you have (well, specifically, T-mobile 4G).

If you make it that far, do post back here what you find out! ;)
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
kiePhone
Question

Is there a way to buy this Iphone as a gift?

I am interested in buying this I phone for my Fiance who has AT&T, Is there a way for me to upgrade her contract or extend it so I can buy it for her and surprise her for christmas? I currently have Tmobile so it wouldnt be for me.

If there is a way for me to do this without her knowing how would I do it?
asked 1 year, 10 months ago
By
boy9001
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
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answer 1
no you might if you go to at&t and you are able to make changes to her account
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
kelly1088
answer 2
No. Only authorized users can extend contracts on AT&T. If you're not on her phone plan, you don't have the authority.

The only way for you to buy her the phone without her finding out is to buy the phone without a contract at its full price.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
Sutaru
answer 3
You would need to be listed on her account as an authorized user in order to perform the upgrade. When you perform an upgrade at Walmart it immediately activates the new cell phone. Her current cell phone will stop working the moment the upgrade is performed, but you could surprise her with the phone an early Christmas gift.
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
By
renewedpurpose
 - Weatherford, TX
Question

Does iPhone 5 work on 4g?

asked 1 year, 9 months ago
By
Tio
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. LTE is 4G coverage (see "Cellular and Wireless" under specs), and LTE is listed under both GSM (AT&T) and CDMA (Verizon and Sprint.) Keep in mind that 4G coverage still isn't widespread, but its coverage is growing.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
arkoutdoors
answer 2
yes. the 4s and 5 both work with 4g.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
By
TheQAGuy
Question

Can AT&T customers keep their original Unlimited Data package upgrading to the iPhone 5?

The Original AT&T Unlimited Data plan was good as long as you were with AT&T. How can you upgrade to the iPhone 5 and keep the original plan?
asked 1 year, 8 months ago
By
iPhoned5
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
2 answers
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answer 1
Yes. Just did.
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
amygab
answer 2
You do get to keep your unlimited data pkg
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
By
shesgtmo
Question

Does the Iphone5 work with straight talk through walmart?

asked 1 year, 7 months ago
By
katie
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
2 answers
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answer 1
http://news.walmart.com/news-archive/2013/01/08/walmart-straight-talk-to-offer-the-iphone-on-its-45-no-contract-unlimited-plan

Yes you can just copy and paste this walmart site and it will tell you. I think you have to use the $45 plan + $25 for a total of $70 a month. I hope this helps you
answered 11 months ago
By
Sally1mc
answer 2
no
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
By
mommylover22
Question

Verizon Store or Walmart???

What is the difference in the iPhone 5 available at the Verizon store for $199.99 and this $98 iPhone 5 at Walmart??
asked 11 months ago
By
Brenda
on Apple iPhone 5 for Verizon, AT&T, and Sprint (Prices Based on Eligible Upgrade or New 2-Year Contract)
2 answers
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answer 1
No difference at all... Its like buying iphone5 on verizon with 98bucks price with 2 year contract..
answered 11 months ago
By
Kimmpoy
answer 2
No difference at all.... Its like buying iphone 5 on verizon with 98bucks price... Enjoy the
answered 11 months ago
By
Kimmpoy
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