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    Using an iPhone 5s model number MF357PP/A | A1530 | Asia Pacific in the USA

    I just got an iPhone 5s MF357PP/A | A1530 | Asian Pacific phone from a friend in the Philippines.

    I was wondering if I could use this phone here in the US? If so, what carrier will this work with?

    Thanks and Have a great holidays!

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    Quote Originally Posted by iKokomo View Post
    I just got an iPhone 5s MF357PP/A | A1530 | Asian Pacific phone from a friend in the Philippines.

    I was wondering if I could use this phone here in the US? If so, what carrier will this work with?

    Thanks and Have a great holidays!
    It should work on AT&T but it will lack some atnt bands. It will only work on 3g voice. The iPhone 5s lacks volte. In areas you might only have 3g data due to a lack of bands. I do not know about T-Mobile but it will not work for voice on Verizon or sprint. Beacuse it does not have cdma.


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    It only has a couple LTE, UMTS, and GSM bands that support US carriers, bands 2 (1900) and 5 (850).
    Currently the only carriers actively running on those bands are AT&T and T-Mobile. You won't be able to use them on anyone else, since there is no CDMA radio (so no Sprint, USCC or many rural carriers) nor VoLTE (so no Verizon).

    Since that phone doesn't offer VoLTE, you'll also have to rely on those GSM carriers' 3G or 2G networks for voice calls. As both carriers are refarming said spectrum for LTE, this will make for very uncertain usability. It might get WiFi Calling.

    To be honest, this would be a very limited device for use in the US. It'll work okay as an iPod/media player but not very well as a phone.

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    I have an ATT phone. Can I just switch my SIM card and see if it works without messing up my SIM card?

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    Shouldn't be a problem swapping the SIM card.

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