Using a no contract iPhone as an iPod Touch

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Chubu, Jan 16, 2016.

  1. Chubu macrumors newbie

    Jan 16, 2016
    Hey, all! I'm wondering if anyone can tell me if it's possible to buy a brand new no-contract iPhone and then use it without any kind of plan, as just an iPod Touch? I already have a mobile phone plan I'm happy with (and another phone for that plan), but I want to buy a new iPhone from the VirginMobile store, just for wifi use. I really don't want to buy an iPod touch, I want to buy a new iPhone. Will this work, or will the phone be useless without a plan? And if it will work, is the setup difficult? Thanks everyone for your help!
  2. Mackinjosh macrumors 6502a

    Aug 21, 2014
    Yes, but it has to be setup with a sim card first. Then pull the sim and use it as you want.
  3. ZeroGauge macrumors member


    Sep 15, 2012
    Should be fine as long as it's connected to wifi.
  4. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

    Jul 4, 2012
    I use old iphones for that purpose after switching to new one. I have one in my car and leave it always plugged into car and use it for music

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