Overseas travelers: You may want to upgrade to Apple’s iPhone 5s or 5c

“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.]


    1. iPhone 5 is now “ancient, old tech”? You are either a 13 year old, or you forgot how objectively crap technology was in the 90s and in the 2000s decades. Those decades were littered with “smart” phones like the Palm Trio, the Nokia N-Gage (it hurt typing that…I’m still trying to erase those memories) and the ever popular…Windoze Mobile. And don’t get me started on even older models, such as the IBM Simon. The 2010s are turning out to be one of the most, if not the most, innovative decades in American history…up there with the 1920s and the 60s. Be glad we are living in a tech golden age.

      1. Adam – you obviously don’t recognize sarcasm when it stares you in the face.
        Applepostle – you may want to put the explanatory “/s” at the end of your posts so that the super serious reader understands you’re not being serious.

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