3G as iPod Touch Without a Plan?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by utradar, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. utradar macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    I currently use Verizon and my friend offered me his 3G iPhone for $50 as he's getting a 3G S. I would like to dump Verizon and buy his 3G, but Verizon has a $200 cancellation fee so I'm stuck with them for six more months. Could I use the iPhone for data (via wifi) and music/videos (basically like an iPod Touch) without setting up a plan until my contract with Verizon runs out?
  2. Shaan macrumors member

    Jun 9, 2009
    You should sell the iPhone 3G you get from your friend now. Then when you switch to AT&T you can get an iPhone 3G for $99. You will be able to sell the one you have now for around $300. Now you will make a $150 profit instead of a $50 loss and you will have a brand new iPhone 3G instead of a used one.
  3. utradar thread starter macrumors newbie

    Sep 4, 2008
    I'd rather go with my original plan and use it as an iPod Touch for the time being. I don't have that phone yet though. That's why I'm asking if I can still use the data/iPod features of the 3G without it being on a wireless plan.
  4. d21mike macrumors 68040


    Jul 11, 2007
    Torrance, CA
    Yes you can. However, it was my understanding you can pro-rate you $200. With only 6 months to go it should be less then $200.
  5. Houls macrumors member

    Aug 5, 2008

    I used my Original iPhone as an iPod Touch for awhile when I bought my 3G. Worked great with wifi.
  6. tayshon macrumors 6502a


    Apr 22, 2009
    Philly, PA
    Gave my 1st Gen iPhone to my kid, works fine I have wifi in my house.
  7. pinback pro macrumors member

    pinback pro

    Oct 16, 2008
    get the icall voip call app. free phone calls over ip. it works good. the voice is a bit rough, but its free voip, so its awesome!
  8. Primejimbo macrumors 68040

    Aug 10, 2008
    its $175.00 and for every month less of the 2 yr contract it's 5.00 less. So it should only be $85.00
  9. kinkster macrumors 6502a

    Sep 15, 2008
    you can use all the features that don't require cell service. you asked about "data"-if you mean cell phone data then no, not without a plan. if you mean data over wifi then yes.
  10. iUser4Lyfe macrumors 6502

    Jun 15, 2009
    Yes will be isn't my 3G as a touch when I get the 3GS

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