iPhone as VoIP/ Wi-Fi phone only?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by MBX, Nov 2, 2013.

  1. MBX macrumors 65816

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    Hi there

    Is it possible to use/ activate the iPhone just as a VoIP/ Wi-Fi phone without using a SIM/ cellular contract and service?

    I rarely use the cellular network and pay unnecessary fees. And so I want to ditch my cellular plan and just use Wi-Fi, Skype and such tools.

    Let me know
     
  2. Abazigal macrumors 604

    Abazigal

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    I don't see why not. Insert a sim card and you basically have a 4g iPod touch. :p
     
  3. MBX thread starter macrumors 65816

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    But I was curious if it would work at all if I cancel my cellular contract and have a SIM in? I assume it would just say "No Service" and I can switch to Wi-Fi, right?

     
  4. Abazigal macrumors 604

    Abazigal

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    That's correct.

    But why even leave the SIM in? You can try this by taking your SIM card out. :confused:
     
  5. pcunite macrumors member

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    I don't think you even need a SIM card to do what you want. Take the SIM out and the iPhone becomes an iPod ...
     
  6. Mrbobb macrumors 601

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    Monthly bring you down?

    Try metered Pre-paid. Pay for only what you use, nothing more.

    Cellular still available for emergencies.
     
  7. fiat macrumors newbie

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    Of course you can. Just use iphone as wifi only ipad. I have a wifi only ipad in which I intall/use skype and talkatune for free call/message. However, as other posters mentioned I keep my iphone cellular call function (by prepaid plan) for away from home emergency purpose.
     

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