How do I turn an iPhone into an iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Bill P., Oct 23, 2012.

  1. Bill P. macrumors regular

    Bill P.

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    I'm lending a friend an old AT&T iPhone 4 to use as an iPod. We discovered that even though he wasn't interested in the telephone features, he still needed a sim card to use the other features—iPod, apps, etc.

    Is there a cheap sim available that would work on this phone and serve his purposes?

    Bill
     
  2. mKTank macrumors 68000

    mKTank

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    Don't use the phone part. Turn on airplane mode. Throw it out the window, then buy an iPod touch.
     
  3. cababah macrumors 68000

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    Have your carrier give you a new SIM and give him your old deactivated one?
     
  4. Mr Hill macrumors 6502

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    You don't need a sim to use it. Just activate it with an old sim if that's what you're talking about. After that you can toss the sim.
     
  5. Bill P. thread starter macrumors regular

    Bill P.

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    I can't use the old sim as it is being used in a new phone. Any other ideas?
     
  6. AuroraProject macrumors 65816

    AuroraProject

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    You only need the sim in there to activate it in iTunes. Once that's done you can remove the sim. I had a friend with the same issue, walked into an AT&T store and asked for an old sim, they gave me one.
     
  7. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Unlock the phone (using the AT&T form) so it no longer needs a sim to activate.
     

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