Simple question about iPhone5 without contract

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  1. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Hello,

    If I buy a used iPhone 5, can I use it without a contract just like I'd use an iPod touch? (I want the better camera and GPS for offline GPS navigation.)

    Thanks

    Loa
     
  2. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

    Newtons Apple

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    As long as you do not put an active SIM card in it, you are good. Not sure how well GPS will work or if it will work at all with out at least WiFi.
     
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  4. Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Hello,

    Thanks for the answers and reference.

    I decided to go with an iPhone to replace my old iPod touch specifically for the GPS. I read an article on Wired that reviewed 4 apps that allow full GPS while being offline.

    Do you guys think it wouldn't work without an active SIM card?

    Loa
     
  5. ftaok macrumors 601

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    It's a pain in the butt using an iPhone with an empty sim slot. A dialog box telling you that there is no sim keeps popping up. Just get an inactivated sim and put it in the slot.
     
  6. Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Hello,

    I've never had a cell phone before. Is getting such a card easy?

    Thanks

    Loa
     
  7. Newtons Apple macrumors Pentium

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    Ask some frineds if they have an old cell phone with a deactivated SIM card in it.
     
  8. Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

    Loa

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