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Use an iPhone as an iPod?

by Coryphaeus / January 27, 2013 4:15 AM PST

We've upgraded our iPhones to newer versions and we have an older iPhone-3. I've done the erase and reset back to day one out of the box. I was going to use it as an iPod. But upon restart after reset the only option is to insert a SIM card to activate the phone. If I slide the unlock, Emergency phone call is all that is offered. If I Plug it in with iTunes all I get is "We're sorry but we're unable to continue with your activation at this time. Please try again later or contact customer care".

Is this phone now a paperweight or is there some way to use it as an iPod?


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Right- you should not have wiped it
by Pepe7 / January 27, 2013 6:52 AM PST

That keeps the activation in place so you could use it as an iPod only and not starting from scratch w/ the provider.

You should be able to insert any active ATT SIM to activate and then remove for use as you desire.

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by Coryphaeus / January 27, 2013 7:06 AM PST

Thanks, I'll try when the wife gets home. My 4GS has the wrong size.

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(NT) Worked, thanks!
by Coryphaeus / January 27, 2013 11:00 AM PST
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