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Sprint 800 mhz (esmr)

Jsnow

Sep 13, 2012, 12:07 PM
Hi guys, It's been a while. Can anyone tell me if this new i phone 5 can support Sprints upgraded towers (network vision) in the 800 mhz esmr cdma band like most of their current smart phones do? It should not be a deal breaker for me, I know, but I really would like to know that when and if I buy this phone, it will be able support Sprint's FUTURE tower upgrades.
Thanks in advance guys!
Jim
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Rich Brome

Sep 13, 2012, 12:48 PM
It does support Sprint's ESMR band. We've updated our specs to clarify that.
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Jsnow

Sep 13, 2012, 12:51 PM
Thank you so much for getting back so fast! So much appreciated!
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hepresearch

Sep 14, 2012, 11:23 AM
Related question... just figured I'd ask since the specs say it supports CDMA 2100, which is IMT CDMA in Asia? If the international version loses this from the Verizon/Sprint version, then perhaps it is actually the AWS CDMA (as used by Leap and MetroPCS) that is supported? Just trying to make sure...
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hepresearch

Sep 14, 2012, 11:29 AM
If true, then this is the first time I have ever seen a phone support all GSM, all US CDMA, all important (non-AWS) 3G, and most US and overseas LTE bands all at once... I think someone took a hint from the idea of Nokia's big move to support pentaband 3G on the N8 a couple years ago, and then put that idea on steroids! That makes this the first truly cross-interface-compatible global phone that I have ever seen commercially available...

Not an Apple fan, but... WOW!
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Rich Brome

Sep 17, 2012, 9:53 PM
No, Apple does not list that band in its specs, and the FCC approval does not include support for that band.
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hepresearch

Sep 18, 2012, 11:38 AM
Hmmm... interesting. MetroPCS and Leap getting the snub from Apple?
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