Do Unlocks actually unlock?

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  1. Athen123

    Athen123 New Member

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    I want to buy an Iphone 4, I have Verizon, so I won't be able to use it as an actual phone but I want to use it as like a fancy iPod xD, Anyway I know that when you first get your iPhone you have to have a Sim card for it before you can start using it, does unlocking it let you use it without a sim card too? Or does it only allow you to use other sim cards besides AT&T and Rogers?

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    They unlock your phone to allow use of different carrier GSM SIM card.
  3. Athen123

    Athen123 New Member

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    That doesn't answer my question, I already knew that. My question is will it let me use it without a sim card?

    Also If it can't how can I get into it? I've seen pictures of iPhones that say "No SIM"
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    Nope needs a sim card
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    Okay...but how do can I get into it without one? Borrow a sim card?
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    i dont understand your question what you said doesnt make since
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    i think you need a sim card to activate it. then jailbreak it and use it without sim like a cool iPod. like if they dont activate it in store and u go home with it and heres no sim card, you cant turn it on first time, but after that ur fine without it just cant make calls
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    How does it not make sense? YOUR reply doesn't make sense "what you said doesnt make since" Since? Anyway...What I'm trying to do is be able to use an iphone without a sim card. I thought that Unlocks also allow you to do that but I guess not.

    So is there a way to be able to use an iphone without the use of a sim card?
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    ThePodofi Well-Known Member

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    im pretty sure you dont need a sim card i thought all you had to do was plug it into itunes like an ipod................and your question makes complete sense
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    Athen123 New Member

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    You do need a sim card, when you try to activate it from your computer it won't sync up because it doesn't have a sim

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    tried this with my friends phone before he switched over to t mobile

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