Hi there everybody
I'm writing to you to ask you something about iPhone 5. I'm Spanish but I've got a friend who is going to the US before Christmas and I want to buy an unlocked iPhone 5. The thing is, here in Spain they cost 669€ (16BG). I've read a few forums saying the iPhone 5 there costs around $649, but I haven't been able to confirm it (they aren't shown on US apple webpage). On the other hand people some people say it's $649 + VAT while others say nothing about VAT. Could you tell me the exact price and whether I could buy it at an apple store UNLOCKED?
Also I would love to know if it would work here (I think there are 3 different kind of models, and while one would work the other two wouldn't…)
If you could help me out it would be great!
And thank you all in advance for your help!!
I can't answer you on the pricing, cause I'm definitely sure it's $649, but I am not sure if that includes VAT. I can however, answer whether it'll work or not. The answer is simply depends. There is 3 versions on the iPhone, one a CDMA version, and 2 GSM version. It might be, oh no big deal I just get a GSM version right? Wrong. iPhone 5 GSM A1428 supports LTE on bands 4 and 17, which is what most US and Canadian carriers use if I'm not wrong. Then, there's the GSM A1429 variant, which will be mostly for the global market supporting bands 1, 3 and 5.
You're going to have to check with your local carrier to find out what bands are their LTE service uses (If any). Or you can just find out which model is sold in Spain and get the same variant.
Hope I help :)
answered Nov 22 '12 at 02:58
Thank you very much!! You helped me indeed!!
answered Nov 22 '12 at 10:59