T-Mobile USA releases carrier update to bring LTE to unlocked iPhone 5s

As promised, T-Mobile US has released their carrier update for unlocked iPhone 5 handsets on their network. According to TmoNews, the update enables those phones to use T-Mobile’s new LTE network as well as visual voicemail. Additionally, the update activates the Commercial Mobile Alert System for public safety announcements, as well as T-Mobile’s HD Voice capabilities. Users can update their carrier settings either directly on the phone over the air or through iTunes.

The iPhone 5, 4S, and 4 all officially go on sale on T-Mobile starting April 12. The iPhone 5 starts at $99 without a contract. The iPhone 4S will be $69, while the iPhone 4 will be available for $15. T-Mobile has been the destination of many who unlock their phones, and has been the only one of the four major U.S. carriers to not carry the iPhone in any official capacity. If you’re looking to buy an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile, preorders went up today.

If you have an iPhone 5 on T-Mobile with this carrier update, and have access to their LTE, let us know what kind of speeds you're seeing in the comments below.

Source: TmoNews

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