can the iPhone 3GS still be used if I get the iPhone 4 or another phone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by pectin232, Mar 8, 2012.

  1. pectin232 macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    I am thinking of using the iPhone 3GS as more like a media player or like a portable game unit and using the net via WiFi at home. Is that possible? I thought that if they remove the SIM card then the device becomes useless then? or can I still update it and I am not going to use the Phone features or internet outside.. since I have the 3GS. Actually why is I thought can give it to my small kid to use during those car rides..... advise? Thanks
  2. Dented macrumors 6502a

    Oct 16, 2009
    It'll work fine without a sim - just not as a phone! And obviously it'll be dependant on wifi for various data functions, just like an iPod touch.
  3. Jordan921 macrumors 601


    Jul 7, 2010
    Bay Area
  4. pectin232 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jul 22, 2008
    Thanks. I am thinking of getting a temp phone like the Galaxy GS2 or something while waiting for the iPhone 5...

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