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miataman

join:2010-10-27
Chelmsford, MA
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[iPhone] Use old IPhone as a "wifi" only device?

Is it possible to Use an old (or any) IPhone as a "wifi" only device on my own network, without registering as a phone, or paying a phone bill?
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donoreo
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join:2002-05-30
North York, ON

Re: [iPhone] Use old IPhone as a "wifi" only device?

Yes.


fourboxers
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join:2003-05-04
Toronto, ON
reply to miataman


ptrowski
Got Helix?
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join:2005-03-14
Putnam, CT
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reply to miataman
Yes, that is how I use my 4s.


miataman

join:2010-10-27
Chelmsford, MA
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reply to fourboxers
Do I have to be the owner of the new phone to use the old one this way?
If a person has never used itunes, will they need to just install it?
and thanks for all your help.
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darcilicious
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Forest Grove, OR
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said by miataman:

Do I have to be the owner of the new phone to use the old one this way?

No. If you don't have a SIM or a second phone, you can use the old phone just fine.

said by miataman:

If a person has never used itunes, will they need to just install it?

Possibly not, but it depends on how (or if) you want to put content (songs, movies, etc) on the iPhone.
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miataman

join:2010-10-27
Chelmsford, MA
kudos:1
Reviews:
·Verizon FiOS
said by darcilicious:

Possibly not, but it depends on how (or if) you want to put content (songs, movies, etc) on the iPhone.

I understand that now. I think he just needs it as a wi-fi device for work, no music or video.
thanks
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Liberty

join:2005-06-12
Tucson, AZ
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reply to miataman
Think of it as iPod touch

I used to have an android phone while waiting for Verizon to get the iPhone.

I had a couple of spendy apps on the droid that I rarely use but are handy when I need them.
I would dig the droid out of truck console and use the apps without cell service enabled on phone.


buckingham
Buckingham Pa
Premium
join:2005-07-17
Buckingham, PA
reply to miataman

Re: [iPhone] Use old IPhone as a "wifi" only device?

Absolutely. My wife uses her old iPhone 4 as her bedside alarm clock... ...and for her FitBit app, weather, etc.


JohnInSJ
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join:2003-09-22
Aptos, CA
reply to miataman

Re: [iPhone] Use old IPhone as a "wifi" only device?

said by miataman:

Is it possible to Use an old (or any) IPhone as a "wifi" only device on my own network, without registering as a phone, or paying a phone bill?

Sure. I have an iPhone4 that I use at the gym for music. Doesn't have a sim card in it. Works fine.
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Hall
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join:2000-04-28
Germantown, OH
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reply to miataman
Our daughter has a 4S that for 2-3 days was exactly what you're asking about. She could do just about anything on it except make phone calls (or text non-iPhone users - well, she couldalso do that if we installed one of those free-text-over-WiFi apps). I later activated it on TING.