1. eyeoutthere's Avatar
    I have seen conflicting reports on what bands the Sprint S5 is compatible with, or if it even has a SIM card slot.


    If I travel to Europe, will I be able to install a local SIM card and use the phone on GSM bands there?


    Thanks!
    07-19-2014 03:02 PM
  2. passthepuck's Avatar
    Hum, not sure about that! I think it has everything to do with the chipset within the phone. Example: I know that Apple shipped off a million S5 phones to China mobile they put Advanced Chipset in the phone that would work in a TDD - LTE and not a LDD - LTE. What's the difference? The TDD is designed for small cell with super fast video down load speeds that you would normally fine on a direct cable TV with speeds greater that 150+ mbps. The only company that within the USA that has that technology is Sprint. All of the other phone companies have a LDD with speeds around 28mbps. So, I think you need to check to see if that S5 that you have will have the chipset that they use in Europe to make that work.
    07-19-2014 10:57 PM

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