Earlier today T-Mobile started selling the iPhone 5, a version where 1700MHz/2100MHz bands have been enabled by Apple to support the AWS spectrum. Some Canadians have already made their way down to purchase iPhone 5 units from T-Mobile and have successfully connected them to WIND Mobile and Mobilicity.
Howard Forums user “jattdesi” says he spent over $700 plus tax to purchase a T-Mobile iPhone 5 from the USA. He was able to connect it later to Mobilicity and WIND Mobile and uploaded screenshots to prove it.
Below under Network Selection, WIND and Mobilicity are detected in the list of carriers:
Over at Mobile Syrup, one reader claims to have purchased an iPhone 5 from the Eaton Centre Apple Store and was able to successfully connect it to WIND Mobile as well. Apple.ca today updated the iPhone 5 specs page to include support for the 1700/2100MHz bands for the A1428 model:
Earlier, WIND Mobile and Videotron already claimed their AWS networks would be ready to support the iPhone, shortly after T-Mobile announced it would be selling the iPhone 5. Let us know if you picked up the T-Mobile iPhone 5 or an unlocked iPhone 5 model from Apple (looks like they will soon get compatible units) and are able to connect to these AWS networks. You will be required to chop down your microSIM to a nanoSIM though, which we have done before using a nanoSIM cutter.