“With the introduction of the iPhone 5S and 5C and the rapid deployment of LTE, the world has changed significantly,” Marc Weber Tobias reports for Forbes. “Selecting the correct phone will allow customers to have portability between three of the four carriers if they initially purchase the right handsets.”
“The new iPhone 5 models [5s and 5c] also get you far better coverage in different parts of the world. Apple also added the 1700/2100 MHz and 2100 MHz bands to their newest phones. This can be quite important in certain regions and on cruise ships,” Tobias reports. “There is a significant difference between the original iPhone 5 and the latest iterations. That difference, if you travel a lot overseas, might be worth the upgrade.”
Tobias reports, “While there are five different variants of the new phones for the global market, the good news is that in the United States two of the models are capable of being used with multiple carriers rather than being locked into one provider for each model. If you purchase a phone from Verizon you can cover three of the four carriers (AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon). If you buy a phone and have it unlocked from T-Mobile or AT&T it will work between those two carriers, but not Verizon.”
Much more in the full article here.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Arline M.,” JES42,” and “ds.” for the heads up.]