Using an iPhone 4S as an iPod Touch.

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  1. XX55XX, Jan 31, 2012
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    XX55XX macrumors regular

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    Note, I've done some research into the subject and I am only looking to clarify a few details. Now, let's say that I buy a used iPhone 4S that is locked to AT&T and restore the firmware.

    I know that software unlocks don't exist, so can I just buy any old AT&T SIM card to activate it and use it as a camera/PDA without any data/voice plans?

    Also, if I elect to buy a factory-unlocked 4S straight from Apple, will I need a SIM card to activate it and use it?

    Thank you.
     
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    Any old SIM is good enough to activate it, yeah.
     
  3. XX55XX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yep. I used a dead T-Mobile SIM to activate my iPhone 4 without any issues so I don't see why you can't do the same here.
     
  5. XX55XX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Awesome. I'll put my order down on eBay and sell off my old digital camera then.
     
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    Mind me asking why you don't just buy an iPod touch though? :p
     
  7. XX55XX thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yeah... But the iPhone 4S has such a better camera, though. I guess I could get an iPod Touch 8GB and a new Canon point and shoot for $150 less than a used 4S, but it would be nice to combine the devices...

    Plus, if I need a phone in the future (I've never had a cell phone, ever), I could just open up a GoPhone plan without having to deal with buying another device.
     
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    :eek:*jaw hits floor*:eek:
     

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