factory unlocked iphone - connecting to itunes for first time

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sohaness, Nov 13, 2009.

  1. sohaness macrumors member

    Jul 8, 2004
    hi folks,

    i will soon be receiving my factory unlocked iphone.

    i know that when you connect it to your computer for the first time and launch itunes, you'll get the 'congratulations your iphone has been unlocked' message.

    what im wondering though is whether or not i need to have a sim card in there first before connecting to itunes.

    i will be signing up with a new carrier and wont have a sim card until a few days after my phone arrives, but i wanna be able to connect it to the computer and put songs and videos on it.

    again, this is a factory unlocked phone from hong kong.

  2. Moi un Mouton macrumors 68000

    Mar 18, 2008
    Bracknell UK
    I believe you need a SIM card in there. However, it does not matter which SIM card you use since it's factory unlocked. Any compatible SIM borrowed from a friend's phone will do the trick for you.

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