Question about the iPhone

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by BigBossMan, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. BigBossMan

    BigBossMan Member

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    Theres a guy in my class at school who is selling me his iphone,
    although i dont have at&t and will not be activated can i still play around with the iphone without it activated and no sim card?

    Ive never had a iphone before since i have Verizon i just want to use the iphone as a ipod and taking pics and video

    and yes i will be jailbreaking the iphone
  2. apples7

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    yeah but i think u need a sim card
  3. jmwerkus

    jmwerkus Active Member

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    no you dont... activate it with blackra1n
  4. mitchell209

    mitchell209 Active Member

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    Just jailbreak using blackra1n and you should be fine. If you don't want to, just pop in an AT&T sim to activate it.
    I recommend jailbreaking it though. Easier to do.
  5. jalexis4192

    jalexis4192 New Member

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    Just Jailbreak and your fine, if iphone doesn't activate, it wont do any kind of phone function, but its useable as an over expensive ipod.
  6. brendanm

    brendanm New Member

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    No offense but you all missed the part at the bottom of his post which stated he was jailbreaking.

    Yeah, you can use it as a camera, video-camera, iPod and all that. But why not activate on Verizon? Either way, plug it in, run BlackRa1n, let it reboot, get your themes, your Cycorder if your purchasing a 3G and enjoy your newly jailbroke iPhone.
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    42395_skyline Community Development Staff Member

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    verizon is CDMA (i think thats it...) and at&t is GSM (think thats it too...). just incase thats not it, at&t uses a sim card and verizon doesnt.
  8. brendanm

    brendanm New Member

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    Oh, sorry. I wasn't aware of this! However, I know there's a carrier here which doesn't use SIM but if you request a SIM they'll give you one for $35, and it'll pop into any phone.

    So, contact Verizon, tell them you have an older phone or make up a story and say you need a SIM... They might try and talk you into buying a new phone, come up with an excuse and turn them down, demand the SIM and if you want it activated on that carrier, pay the small fee they'll charge you, get your SIM and enjoy your iPhone.

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