IPhone 3G used as an ITouch

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

  1. Vigher macrumors member

    May 5, 2010
    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

    Aug 31, 2011
    Yup! It'll work just as an iTouch. No 3G, no calls, no texts. Only wifi.
  3. Vigher thread starter macrumors member

    May 5, 2010
    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

    Nov 5, 2011
    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

    May 5, 2010
    An active Sim card or just a card installed?
  6. dave006 Contributor


    Jul 3, 2008
    Just West of East
    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.


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