IPhone 3G used as an ITouch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Vigher, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Vigher macrumors member

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    My daughther lost her mp3 player today and my wife is due next month for a phone upgrade, so I'm thinking about giving the old phone to my daughter.

    I'm wondering will an IPhone 3G without a SIM card work just as an ITouch with the ability to access ITunes via WiFi?
     
  2. SomeonePlzHelp macrumors regular

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    Yup! It'll work just as an iTouch. No 3G, no calls, no texts. Only wifi.
     
  3. Vigher thread starter macrumors member

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    Awesome thats what I thought but wanted to confirm before I got my daughter all excited about the idea.....thanks for the reply!
     
  4. Brettka7 macrumors regular

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    Yes. That is the function of my iPhone 3G right now. No sim inserted. But it cannot be restored without a sim card.
     
  5. Vigher thread starter macrumors member

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    An active Sim card or just a card installed?
     
  6. dave006 macrumors 68030

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    Any valid SIM card from your carrier if it is carrier locked. In the US that would be for the AT&T iPhone 3G.

    If you do a restore as a new device it will want to do a quick activation and needs a valid SIM, it could be a used SIM, active SIM or new unactivated. It does not matter if it is activated or not since you are only going to use the "non-phone" features.

    Dave
     

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