iPhone 3G Can I buy the iphone 3g without activating it and use it as a cheap ipod touch?

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  1. battlaxx

    battlaxx New Member

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    OK, Ive done a small amount of research and Im pretty sure the answer to this question is no, but I am asking it anyway...

    Ive been talking my sister into buying an ipod touch because I love mine so much. The only problem is she doesnt want to pay very much. But now that apple says they are releasing the 3g iphone 8gb for $199, I was thinking maybe she should just buy that and use it as an ipod touch without actually activating it and paying the monthly phone bill.

    Can she do this? Also, do you have any idea when the ipod touch will go down in price?
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    awal Well-Known Member

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    To get the $199 price, it has to be activated.
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    The Baydestrian Well-Known Member

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    ^I want to do that with my cuzins iPhone
    he's getting a 3G and he said he'd give me his old iPhone if I wanted it

    if he gives it to me, I'm using it as an iPod Touch, except it'll be with a camera and speaker

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  4. battlaxx

    battlaxx New Member

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    How much will it cost without activatiing it?
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    ricardofelix95 Banned

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    awal Well-Known Member

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    Can you prove this? I'm sure a lot of people would like to know how.
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    Why doesnt everyone buy an old iphone and activate that? The only things different with the 3g iphone is:

    1. The 3G, which is pointless if ur going to use it as a touch
    2. GPS, which is the same as stated above.

    So just buy an iphone off of eBay for cheap(ish). It makes more sense.

    EDIT: Oh and it looks different, but who really cares.
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    battlaxx New Member

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    anyone else?
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    First I read they would have to be activated before you left the store but then I also read they would be tracking devices to be sure they were activated within 30 days. Not sure what they can do if they aren't activated though.

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    Steve Jobs will burst into your house along with his merry gang of men from the Genius Bar and reposess your iPhone 3G. Steve strikes again!

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