T-Mobile To Enable LTE And Visual Voicemail on Unlocked iPhone 5 Via OTA Carrier Update


Last week, some folks had figured out a way to enable LTE on an unlocked iPhone 5, which involved installing a jailbreak tweak and loading a custom carrier bundle.

We’ve have some great news for users who are using unlocked iPhone on T-Mobile’s network and are not into hacking. 

TmoNews reports that they’ve got hold of an internal T-Mobile document, which has revealed that the company will be releasing a carrier update via over-the-air (OTA) on April 5th that will enable LTE and Visual Voicemail on unlocked iPhone 5.

“The T-Mobile Carrier Update is a minor iOS software update that enables official iPhone support by T-Mobile. When installed, the software update enables a handful of capabilities like Visual Voicemail, MMS Settings and Network/Device optimizations that customers do not have access to today. On April 5, the software update will begin being pushed via OTA to all iPhone devices on the T-Mobile network with iOS 6.1.x or higher.”


Last week, T-Mobile announced that it will finally start offering Apple’s iPhone on its network from April 12th. T-Mobile will also start taking pre-orders from April 5th.

T-Mobile also officially launched its 4G LTE network in seven cities including Baltimore; Houston; Kansas City; Las Vegas; Phoenix; San Jose, Calif.; and Washington, D.C. T-Mobile has said that its LTE network will reach 100 million Americans by the middle of 2013 and 200 million by the end of 2013.

So expect to get a popup message like this on April 5th when T-Mobile pushes out the carrier update:


Via: TmoNews, thanks Jason for the tip!

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    Great news! Can’t wait for this!

  • Jays_on

    You r welcome, love iphonehacks!

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Thanks again!

  • Hihi

    Visucal voicemail typo

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      Thanks for pointing it out, it has been fixed.

  • Jays_on

    Been wondering, Do you think this will effect our jailbreak? And isn’t our OTA update feature disabled if JB?

    • http://www.iphonehacks.com iPhoneHacks

      It shouldn’t affect OTA carrier updates are not disabled and worse case you will always be able to install it via iTunes. It should also be safe for jailbreakers as it won’t update the firmware just update carrier settings.

      • Jays_on

        Awesome, thanks!

  • Justin

    What about UMA?