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!