How to use inactive Verizon iPhone 4 as ipad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by qltrjudy, Nov 25, 2012.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    Due to lack of service in area, had to terminate cell ph service. Have iPhone 4, and want to use as ipad. Verizon said this ph doesn't have sim card. I have read posts on forum on how to plug into iTunes etc....but, w/ no sim card, how can I go about this, so I can use the apps...Thank you
  2. macrumors regular

    Nov 25, 2012
    Maybe if you leave it near Fukushima and come back in 10 years it will grow to the size of an iPad :D
  3. macrumors 68000


    Nov 15, 2012
    What do you mean by "you want to use it as iPad"? Do you mean with a data plan, but no calling?
  4. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    I, thanks for reading my question. We would just like to be able to use the apps we have on it, if that is possible, with no plan. The area we live in don't have any cell phone service, for any supplier. That is why we had to terminate our Verizon service.
  5. macrumors 6502a


    Jun 15, 2010
    MN, USA
    You don't have to get specific but seriously....where the hell do you live?

    (Sorry I know this post isn't helping).
  6. macrumors regular


    Nov 8, 2011
    You can use it on your home WiFi network without the need of a service plan from Verizon or a sim card.
  7. thread starter macrumors newbie

    Nov 25, 2012
    And hello to you, too, iSensei. I may be stupid, in tech issues, BUT it is really more stupid, not to ask a question when you want to find out from someone with intelligence and experience in the field. Perhaps you might benefit also, from some of the information that is given so freely. I appreciate it, myself...never ever to old to learn..:rolleyes:
  8. macrumors 603


    Jun 30, 2008
    You can use all functions of the phone with the exception of anything requiring cellular data without service or a plan. Asking if you can use it as an iPad is like expecting a person to be able to grow a turtleneck.
  9. macrumors 68040


    Jun 28, 2009
    Encinitas, CA
    Or, apparently, too young.
  10. macrumors 68030


    Oct 3, 2012
    New Jersey
    Turning iPhone into iPad... I have to write this one down.
  11. macrumors 6502


    May 30, 2010
    Los Angeles, California, USA
    The better way to phrase what the OP is saying is using the iPhone as an iPod Touch... That should be possible. You don't need a sim card for iPhone to work. Making it into an iPad though... I'd like to figure that one out.

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