What features (GPS?) get locked if you don't have a plan with your iPhone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by chriskzoo, Jul 28, 2009.

  1. chriskzoo macrumors 6502

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    Long story short, I have a work phone, so I don't at all need a voice or data plan - but there are things I want to use the iPhone for (games, Skype, GPS).

    So if I pick up a used 3G, not having a plan, would either the microphone (for Skype) or the GPS (for directions or golf course maps) be locked down in any way? I know I wouldn't have access to a 3G network and I'm sure WiFi would still work, but not 100% sure about these two features.
     
  2. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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  3. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Your mic would work fine as would GPS and wi-fi.
     
  4. chriskzoo thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK, so safe to assume that if I pickup a 3G without a plan, I can:

    -Install Skype and make Skype Out Calls when I'm on WiFi
    -Install any program that requires GPS and it will function

    THANKS MacRumors!
     
  5. ct2k7 macrumors 603

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    Yep, you are totally awesome and correct :)
     
  6. skubish macrumors 68030

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    Why not get an iPod Touch. It is essentially the same thing without the camera. It doesn't have a GPS chip but it does have google maps (which you can't use without data or wifi).
     

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