Use iPhone as iPod Touch?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Kan-O-Z, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. Kan-O-Z macrumors 6502

    Aug 3, 2007
    My wife just got an iPod Touch as a gift. She was debating if she should try to swap it out for an iPhone. The problem is she has a BlackBerry through work which she needs to have and has no choice. She would like to have used the BlackBerry just for her work emails (data plan only) and then use the iPhone for everything else. The guy at AT&T said that's not possible unless she sets up another phone plan.

    So now the only other option is to get an iPhone and use it like an iPod Touch (no voice or data plan). She will be changing companies and this way she's have option to use it like an iPhone later (with a phone + data plan).

    So the question is, can the iPhone be used without a phone plan or data plan and just as an iPod Touch. I have an iPhone and perhaps I could take my sim out of it, pop it into a new iPhone(if my wife gets one) and activate it and then take the sim back out? Will that make the iPhone the same as an iPod touch.

    Any help will be appreciated.
  2. carfac macrumors 65816


    Feb 18, 2006
    Sure- not a problem. Just get ZiPhone, and activate. Jaiilbreak if you want to add things. Do NOT unlock at this point.
  3. ashjamben macrumors 6502a

    Oct 28, 2007
    Shanghai, China
    why don't you just try taking your sim out and see if it'll work without one. then that should be your answer.
  4. 103734 Guest

    Apr 10, 2007
    or just buy a iPod touch, that makes the most sense to me
  5. Knowlege Bomb macrumors 603

    Knowlege Bomb

    Feb 14, 2008
    Madison, WI
    I wanted to do the same thing because I figured I wouldn't be able to afford the phone part of it right away but I wanted it there so I would have the option later on. Turns out I'm paying pretty much the same amount I was when I had a regular phone... Apple told me the phone was a brick until its been activated through iTunes but that was obviously a lie because of all the programs for hacking and unlocking out there.

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