iPhone 4: Use without SIM?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by classie787, Oct 4, 2010.

  1. classie787 macrumors member

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    Hello,

    I purchased an iPhone 4 at a very good price and wish to use it the same way one would use the iPod Touch. But I can't get to the home screen or do anything...all it says is something like "No Sim Card, insert Sim to activate"...something like that. And I have an option to slide a bar to make an emergency call. How do I get to the home screen where I can use safari, upload photos, use the camera, etc?
     
  2. Charadis macrumors 6502a

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    I believe you will need to activate the phone first before you can use it without a SIM. Once it is activated, you can remove the SIM and use as normally sans service or 3G.

    -C

    Sent from my iPhone 4
     
  3. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    Yes you need to activate it first. Find out what carrier it's locked to and get a sim to get thru to that screen.
     
  4. JD914 macrumors 6502a

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  5. Dhelsdon macrumors 65816

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    That'd be much cheaper huh? Lol:cool:
     
  6. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Just a guess, but maybe you should try inserting a SIM card and see what happens. Again, just a guess. The phone needs to be initially activated to use as you're describing.
     

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