Just got factory unlocked 4S--can I activate and play w/o a SIM???

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by sunsnewmac, Nov 25, 2011.

  1. sunsnewmac macrumors 6502

    sunsnewmac

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    I just got my factory unlocked iPhone 4s and do not have a micro-SIM. I went to activate it but got to a point it would not go farther without a SIM. Is it not possible to use it without a SIM, just play with Wifi etc?
     
  2. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere

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    No, you will need a micro sim.
    Even an old inactive sim from any carrier would do the trick.
     
  3. DangerPanda macrumors member

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  4. nebo1ss macrumors 68030

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    walk into any apple store and they will give you a micro sim.
     
  5. just1n macrumors newbie

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    u will need an micro sim ,or u can cut ur simcard ,it's very easy ,u can search on youtube ,i cut my sim from the first day of iphone 4
    one more thing,could you tell me the firmware of the iphone u just got .5.0 or 5.01 please
     
  6. sunsnewmac thread starter macrumors 6502

    sunsnewmac

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    I don't know which firmware, but I ordered the unlocked version as soon as it became available online in the Apple Store.

    I already tried cutting an old SIM and the iPhone didn't recognize it; I don't know it I just cut it poorly (it's possible, I didn't have a ruler) or if the SIM is just too old (it's about 2 years old).
     
  7. sunsnewmac thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Got it!

    I found another old SIM and I guess I just cut it better because this time it worked--so psyched, thank you!
     

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