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Buying an unlocked iPhone 5 in the US

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  • Dec 22nd, 2012 9:05 am
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Buying an unlocked iPhone 5 in the US

Hi,

I'd like to buy an unlocked iphone 5 in the US as it's $50 cheaper, and I can save on sales tax as I'll be buying one in a salex tax free state. Total savings will be more than $100.

So, if I buy one which is compatible with AT&T, it's 100% compatible with Fido/Rogers, isn't it?

Looking at an Apple's webpage, http://www.apple.com/iphone/LTE/, it looks it is, but I want to double check.

Thanks for letting me know.
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Identical.
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Totally compatible with most carriers except wind, mobilicity, and public mobile.
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dragon_drift wrote:
Dec 21st, 2012 10:19 pm
Totally compatible with most carriers except wind, mobilicity, and public mobile.
Why is that?
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bought one in nyc for 705 tax in
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napoleonz wrote:
Dec 22nd, 2012 9:00 am
Why is that?
Wind and mobi use AWS frequency, iPhones don't.
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