T-Mobile iPhone Users to Get iOS Update as Carrier Support Goes Official

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T-Mobile is finally getting the iPhone, but the details of hardware compatibility have been just the slightest bit confusing. Existing iPhone 5 handsets, for instance, won’t ever support T-Mobile’s 1700MHz 3G band, but as we’ve seen, can be modified to function on T-Mobile LTE. While that trick required a jailbroken phone, it looks like official support is just a matter of days away, as revealed through a new leak.

Apparently, this Friday, April 5, a small iOS update will head out to iPhone users on T-Mobile. It will deliver features like visual voicemail support, which really emphasize the new, official status of the phone’s home on the network. The update notes also mention “network/device optimizations” and, while it’s not spelled-out as such here, that’s expected to enable T-Mobile LTE support, just like we saw done through the jailbreak mod.

If you want a full-on T-Mobile-supporting iPhone, 3G and all, you’ll have to wait until April 12.

Source: TmoNews

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!