Sorry, T-Mobile customers, but you’re left out of Apple’s iPhone plans yet again. The nine different SKUs (three for each capacity available) of the iPhone 5 that were announced today do not support T-Mobile’s 1700MHz AWS band that is used for its HSPA+ network, PhoneScoop explained.
The iPhone 5 will support 4G LTE and 3G networks offered by Verizon Wireless, AT&T and Sprint. That means you’ll be able to surf on 4G LTE networks when they are available and can fall back to 3G when you aren’t covered with 4G. As PhoneScoop also points out, a third model will be capable of running on the LTE networks that are available in Europe and Asia.
Sprint and Verizon will be able to advertise “global roaming” support for the iPhone 5 as well, however, since all of the new iPhone 5 models support the 850/900/1900/2100MHz bands that are used around the globe.