So, U Mobile’s LTE network was finally launched for consumers yesterday and all eligible customers are already able to utilize the network immediately after the launch event. In fact, we ourselves did a quick speed test in two locations that are covered by the network just hours after it went live.
The U Mobile LTE network is generally accessible to smart devices and broadband dongle that support the 2600MHz LTE spectrum that the telco used. However, not for Apple iPhones and iPads though.
For older iPhones and iPads, this is most probably due to the fact that they don’t come with the support for the spectrum. However, even the newer iPhone 5S, iPhone 5c, iPad Air and iPad Mini with Retina Display that do have the support are not able to utilize U Mobile’s LTE network as well.
It turns out that the reason behind this restriction is because U Mobile do not have any agreement with Apple to support their devices, as revealed by a number of tweets to their customers on Twitter. For, there is still no official indication on whether that will change anytime soon. So, you might need to look somewhere else for the time being if you want LTE connectivity for your Apple devices.