What happens to the old phone?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by DArsenault, Sep 18, 2012.

  1. DArsenault macrumors regular

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    I upgrade iPhone's every "major" release so this will be my third time doing so (iPhone, iPhone 3g, iPhone 4) but two years was a long time ago so my memory is a little bad.
    However, if I remember right once you switch over to the new phone, your previous phone essentially just loses phone functionality. But can still function like a glorified iPod touch right? So wifi and all the features would work, minus anything that requires a phone plan?
    Just trying to figure out what I will be able to still use this thing for.
     
  2. AAPLinc macrumors 65816

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    Yes, everything will work normally, minus making phone calls or sending texts. I think iMessage will still work?
     
  3. volzalum macrumors member

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    This year, with iOS 6, once your new phone activates the phone being replaced beams itself to n apple warehouse.
     
  4. Gathomblipoob macrumors 68040

    Gathomblipoob

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    Not if I surround the old iPhone with transparent aluminum.
     

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  5. bandofbrothers macrumors 601

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    Lol.

    Beam me up scotty !!

    We only have Gsm versions in the uk so normally an owner unlocks it to all networks or sells it leaving the new owner just to slip in their own sim card.
     
  6. Buckeyestar macrumors 6502a

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    A keyboard, how quaint.
     
  7. Deedolito macrumors regular

    Deedolito

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    It's activated, so it will tell you 'no SIM installed', but surely work as a kind of 'iPod Touch' :)
     
  8. Leonard1818 macrumors 68020

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  9. nostresshere macrumors 68030

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    I pulled out an old 3 the other day. Works fine. You do need to turn off cellular as it keeps wanting to connect somewhere. Just do wifi.

    There will be thousands here telling you how to sell them and totally baffled that you have not.
     
  10. cbutters macrumors member

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    You put it in a ziploc bag, package it up, and send it to this address:

    [insert my home address here]

    but seriously, if you have no use for your phone, PM me and maybe we can cut a deal.
     

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