Probably a stupid question but..

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by alexandra.rae24, May 2, 2010.

  1. alexandra.rae24 macrumors newbie

    May 2, 2010
    Can you purchase an iPhone without actually activating it with AT&T and just use it as an iPod Touch
  2. dukebound85 macrumors P6


    Jul 17, 2005
    5045 feet above sea level
    Yes, though not new. You would need to go with craigslist or ebay to get one without being forced to sign a contract
  3. ngenerator macrumors 68000


    May 12, 2009
    USG Ishimura
  4. Diseal3 macrumors 65816

    Jun 29, 2008
    stupid question.. why would someone want to do this?
  5. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    You understand the concept of 'money', right?

    An iPhone's main cost is associated with all the features that the iPod Touch doesn't have.

    I'm not saying that the iPhone in a contract is worth the premium, in fact I don't think it does; but paying it for the use of something that you can get from $200 is just shocking.

    Unless you found a phone or stole one, but that is not the case, right?
  6. NYR99 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 30, 2007
    Hey, guess what!?!
    Apple has a device just for people like you. It's for people who want all the features of an iPhone, but don't actually want to use it as a phone or pay a monthly's called.....drum roll please.....

    I believe the OP said it best.....

    An IPOD TOUCH!!!!

    :D sorry, I couldn't resist. :p
  7. cowsrus macrumors 6502

    Mar 17, 2008
    the only reason people wanted to do this earlier was because they wanted an iPod with a speaker

    ever since they implemented that to the ipod touch the only thing you get out of an iPhone without data compared to an ipod touch is a camera
    not even an amazing camera
    in no way should you waste a couple hundred bucks for a 3mp camera
  8. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
  9. kernkraft macrumors 68020


    Jun 25, 2009
    Also the GPS, but my iPhone 3G really sucks, so I keep using a years old Garmin GPS in the car.

    The late-2009 Touch (not the 8GB version) has the same processor and setup as the iPhone 3GS. Unless you wait for the new iPhone and iPod Touch, you are much better off with not signing up any contract or not paying the premium for the iPhone, but to get a 16GB iPod Touch.
  10. ARF900 macrumors 65816


    Oct 30, 2009
    Maybe he wants the camera.

    I crack myself up.
  11. AbSoluTc macrumors 601


    Sep 21, 2008
    That might be the next new "magical" thing to be added during this years reveal. :p
  12. MassiveAttack macrumors 6502a

    Mar 28, 2010
    New York
    me thinks there's a troll a foot. :rolleyes:
  13. lestersolis39 macrumors newbie

    Apr 27, 2010
    This is possible only if you want to waste money. If you want only to play music and videos as well as surf the net, then go for iPod touch.
  14. Theappmachine macrumors member


    Apr 24, 2010
    I got a 3Gs and a 3G. I use my 3Gs as my main phone and my gf uses the 3G as an iPod touch. It is not that weird...

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