Can you use an unlocked iPhone without a SIM card?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by ranguvar, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. ranguvar macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I'm thinking about buying a factory unlocked iPhone 4. Can I use it without a sim card? The reason I'm asking is I'd like to have the iPhone, but only get the cell phone contract in a few months, because I don't need a contract right now.

    Cheers,
    ranguvar
     
  2. nobias macrumors regular

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    As long as it is activated, you can indeed use it as an iPod touch.
     
  3. ranguvar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Do you know if it's activated if you buy it in an Apple Store?
     
  4. adztaylor macrumors 68000

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    You need to activate it through iTunes first.
     
  5. ranguvar thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Is that possible without a SIM card? (Sorry, I never owned an iPhone and don't know anybody who does...)
     
  6. h1r0ll3r macrumors 68040

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    Don't think you can complete the activation process without a SIM card. If not, the message on your phone will keep telling you to install a valid SIM to finalize the activation process.
     
  7. miki66 macrumors 6502

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    second:) if it's already unlocked, you can use any of its function except the phone
     
  8. mcmanus7 macrumors 6502a

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    If you buy factory unlocked it still requires a SIM card to activate it... without a SIM card as mentioned above you wil get a message stating you need to enter a SIM card to activate the phone.
     

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