by Omino Investigator
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Can I use a sim only contract with an unlocked American iPhone

I'm looking to pick up a sim only contract and use it in my iPhone that I previously used on Spirit in America. I want to be sure that it is possible before committing.

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Re: Can I use a sim only contract with an unlocked American iPhone

That should be OK, as the A1524 (iPhone 6 Plus) does support LTE bands 3, 7 and 20:

 

iPhone 6 Plus
Model A1524 (GSM)
Model A1524 (CDMA)

Models A1586 and A1524 also support LTE networks listed for models A1549 and A1522.

1 (2100 MHz)
2 (1900 MHz)
3 (1800 MHz)
4 (AWS)
5 (850 MHz)
7 (2600 MHz)
8 (900 MHz)
13 (700c MHz)
17 (700b MHz)
18 (800 MHz)
19 (800 MHz)
20 (800 DD)
25 (1900 MHz)
26 (800 MHz)
28 (700 APT MHz)
29 (700 de MHz)
38 (TD 2600)
39 (TD 1900)
40 (TD 2300)
41 (TD 2500)

 

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Re: Can I use a sim only contract with an unlocked American iPhone

Hello @Omino yes an unlocked iPhone will work on the EE network. 🙂

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Re: Can I use a sim only contract with an unlocked American iPhone

What model iPhone is it?  (the model number should be printed on the back).

 

Sprint are a CDMA network, which isn't supported in the UK (though there should still be a SIM card slot for when you are roaming and for 4G/LTE use).  We only use GSM networks here.

 

Different iPhone models support different 4G/LTE bands and your iPhone may not have the correct 4G/LTE band support for EE which use bands 3, 7 & 20 for 4G/LTE.

 

Apple list all their models and LTE band support here

by Omino Investigator
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Re: Can I use a sim only contract with an unlocked American iPhone

Model number A1524 is what is printed on the back on the iPhone. This was my worry, I'm going to be highly disappointed if my phone is useless now I've moved!

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Re: Can I use a sim only contract with an unlocked American iPhone

That should be OK, as the A1524 (iPhone 6 Plus) does support LTE bands 3, 7 and 20:

 

iPhone 6 Plus
Model A1524 (GSM)
Model A1524 (CDMA)

Models A1586 and A1524 also support LTE networks listed for models A1549 and A1522.

1 (2100 MHz)
2 (1900 MHz)
3 (1800 MHz)
4 (AWS)
5 (850 MHz)
7 (2600 MHz)
8 (900 MHz)
13 (700c MHz)
17 (700b MHz)
18 (800 MHz)
19 (800 MHz)
20 (800 DD)
25 (1900 MHz)
26 (800 MHz)
28 (700 APT MHz)
29 (700 de MHz)
38 (TD 2600)
39 (TD 1900)
40 (TD 2300)
41 (TD 2500)

 

by Omino Investigator
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Re: Can I use a sim only contract with an unlocked American iPhone

Amazing, thank you!

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