1. jdbii's Avatar
    Can a Nexus 4 sim card on prepaid (T-mobile, Straight Talk, Net10), be swapped out and put into a Nexus 5? Will LTE work?
    11-03-2013 11:07 AM
  2. clevin's Avatar
    i think so, SIM card only have your account information, it does not block LTE in any magical way.

    I had a prepaid TMo SIM card on an international unlocked HOX (no LTE), which I put into my Note 3, LTE works fine.
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    11-03-2013 12:43 PM
  3. bmolloy's Avatar
    I have the $30 T-Mobile plan that I use on a few different phones. On the N4 it does not get LTE (obviously) but when I stick it into my HTC One Google Edition the LTE works perfectly. So I think the short answer is that T-Mobile does not do anything to block LTE on their prepaid plans, it may not be the same with other services however.
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    11-03-2013 03:52 PM
  4. jdbii's Avatar
    Update - I transferred my net10 sim from N4 to N5 and manually entered the exact same APN values and LTE worked. Speeds when I tested were at hspa 2 Mbps down and with LTE 12 Mbps down.

    LTE signal indoors appears to be a lot weaker than hspa: 1-2 bars versus 4 bars. However even with 1 bar, LTE zips along just fine. Outside LTE is 4 bars.

    What's kind of interesting is that you'll be at 1 bar with LTE and then you make a call or answer a call and the phone switches over to 4 bars. Voice must switch over to 3g.

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    11-09-2013 01:22 PM
  5. illiniah's Avatar
    Yes, I just moved SIM, from 4 to 5 made no apn changes, LTE at 26 Mbps

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    11-09-2013 03:48 PM
  6. patruns's Avatar
    Switched SIM from Galaxy nexus to Nexus 5 on T-Mobile. No need to enter any APN settings. I just had to cut the card down to micro from mini.
    11-09-2013 03:56 PM
  7. jdbii's Avatar
    Yes, I just moved SIM, from 4 to 5 made no apn changes, LTE at 26 Mbps

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    Impressive!

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    11-09-2013 04:02 PM
  8. jdbii's Avatar
    Switched SIM from Galaxy nexus to Nexus 5 on T-Mobile. No need to enter any APN settings. I just had to cut the card down to micro from mini.
    Nice. When I used T-Mobile on my N4 I always liked it that the APN values auto-loaded.

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    11-09-2013 04:05 PM
  9. lucky87ad's Avatar
    Can confirm works just fine on att go phone. Took Sim out of nexus 4 put into my nexus 5 and immediately got LTE without doing any configurations.

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    11-09-2013 05:19 PM

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