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iPhone 5 on WIND MOBILE / MOBILICITY now possible.........?

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  • Aug 14th, 2015 6:53 pm
Mar 9, 2006
62 posts

iPhone 5 on WIND MOBILE / MOBILICITY now possible.........?

http://blog.cwl.cc/2012/09/iphone-5-on- ... -time.html


2G Network GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 - GSM A1428
CDMA 800 / 1700 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429
3G Network HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100 - GSM A1428
CDMA2000 1xEV-DO - CDMA A1429
4G Network LTE 700 MHz Class 17 / 1700 / 2100 - GSM A1428 or LTE 850 / 1800 / 2100 - GSM A1429
LTE 700 / 850 / 1800 / 1900 / 2100 - CDMA A1429

As you can see the iPhone 5 has an LTE band that supports 1700/2100 frequency. However on the wind network, will it be brought down into the HSPA+ network?

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Sr. Member
Jul 13, 2009
923 posts
Nope, none of the three versions are compatible.

AFAIK, there aren't any phones with LTE support that also have AWS for Wind/T-Mobile.
Mar 9, 2006
62 posts
I believe the GSM A1428 version have the LTE band in there, but they did not specify that on the apple website. However, they did come up on all other major phone review websites such as


also just out of curiosity


states that LTE is on band 4 (AWS) which also in the above states that the GSM A1428 version of the phone have band 4
Mar 9, 2006
62 posts
it's confirmed that it will work with t-mobile's LTE network, where t-mobile LTE are not supported, HSPA(+) will work
Sr. Member
Jun 11, 2009
767 posts
No it won't work with either. It need 1700 on 3G. Thats the only frequency mobiliicity and wind have right now.
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Jun 14, 2003
23140 posts
AWS band is 1700. Wind, Mobilicity, T-Mobile uses AWS band to do HSPA. AT&T, Bell, Rogers, Telus use AWS band to do LTE.

So, an iPhone talks LTE in AWS band will not talk to Wind/Mobilicity/T-Mobile. You need a different iPhone (or an iPhone that has duel capability) to support Wind/Mobilicity/T-Mobile.
Same reason why the SGS3 for Wind, etc is not the same as the SGS3 for Rogers, etc.
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Nov 4, 2009
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Hey u all,

iPhone 5 coming to wind mobilicity April 12th

well actually coming to T-Mobile and it will work with wind / mobilicity
Jul 22, 2015
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I got the following response to this question:
[QUOTE]Thank you for your e-mail inquiry regarding the use of an iPhone on the Mobilicity network.

The Following iPhone models are compatible with our frequencies of AWS 1700/2100 MHz:

· iPhone 5 - A1428: UMTS/HSPA+ (1700/2100 MHz)
· iPhone 5C - A1456
· iPhone 5S - A1433 & A1533
· iPhone 6 - A1549 (CDMA)
· iPhone 6 Plus - A1522 (CDMA)

Note: iMessage will not work with Mobilicity as we are not an authorized Apple Reseller.

We recommend that your device is tested at one of our store locations prior to subscribing. From here, the store associate can advise what type of functionality you can expect from your device on the Mobilicity network. If the phone works properly on the network, you would need to purchase a SIM card which is approximately $20 plus applicable taxes.

A nano SIM card can be purchased from a Mobilicity store.

To find a store location closest to you, please visit: http://mobilicity.ca/stores/.[/QUOTE]
Deal Addict
Mar 7, 2010
2066 posts
It's already known that the 2nd generation of iPhone 5 and later versions all work with wind and mobilicity
Sr. Member
Jan 19, 2008
830 posts
dealseaker101 wrote:
Aug 14th, 2015 6:35 pm
*cough*cough* I think you're a little behind the times unless you were being sarcastic? ;)

You do know, the tread was from 3 years ago right????