SIM or no SIM in old iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by imanidiot, Nov 16, 2011.

  1. imanidiot Suspended

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    This question has been posed in various forms, I know, but I haven't been able to find a straight answer (that I can understand):

    After upgrading to the iphone 4s, I want to use my old 3Gs as a dedicated iPod. I've activated it, and renamed it via iTunes with the old SIM in it. I've since removed the SIM and all is good. In fact, this morning I connected it to the iMac and upgraded the software to 5.0.1 without the SIM. My question is, is there any reason to have removed the SIM in the old phone, or should it be left in place? (i.e. will I screw anything up by using it without the SIM). Or does it make no difference?

    Apologies if this has been answered here before and I just missed it.
     
  2. njaremka macrumors 6502

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    if the sim card is not active, it really doesnt matter if its in there or not.
     
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  4. Crystal-RX macrumors 68030

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    If you want to use your old 3GS as GPS for your car, motorcycle, you must have a sim card in it. Otherwise, it will not work. The sim card does not need to be activated at all.
     
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