Buy an iPhone but not using the phone part

Authentik

New Member
Sep 23, 2007
3
0
0
#1
I have a couple questions and I was wondering if anybody on here could answer them for me :laugh2:

I want to basically use the iPhone as a PDA. I don't want the cell part because I'm currently happy with the cell phone service I have.

So is it possible to use the iPhone without having to sign up for a contract?

Like using the browser, camera, contacts, etc. but not having to use the cell phone part.

I don't want to really go for the iPod touch because it doesn't have the amount of functions the iPhone has.

Thanks a ton if you can answer my question! :)
 

theotherallen

New Member
Bronze
Jun 16, 2007
68
0
0
#2
you have to activate the phone with AT&T to use any of the functions on the phone (YouTube, WiFi internet, iPod, camera, etc.) To activate, you have to sign a contract.

There are plenty of ways to unlock the phone's functions without activating it with AT&T, though. Off hand, I'm not sure what they are, because i was already an AT&Tingular customer, so the service wasn't an issue. Look around the forums, or google it. You'll find something.
 
Jun 26, 2007
487
0
16
#3
just so you know the ipod touch still stores contacts and stuff and is the same interface as the iPhone it just lacks a camera
 

iPhone69

New Member
Bronze
Jul 13, 2007
128
0
0
South Florida
#4
I have a couple questions and I was wondering if anybody on here could answer them for me :laugh2:

I want to basically use the iPhone as a PDA. I don't want the cell part because I'm currently happy with the cell phone service I have.

So is it possible to use the iPhone without having to sign up for a contract?

Like using the browser, camera, contacts, etc. but not having to use the cell phone part.

I don't want to really go for the iPod touch because it doesn't have the amount of functions the iPhone has.

Thanks a ton if you can answer my question! :)
you will have to do the att contract. There isn't a way around it, b/c whn you turn it on it only let's you make emergency calls.
 

garretwp

New Member
Bronze
Sep 3, 2007
125
0
0
#6
There are a few pieces of software that will do a fake activation to allow you to use all of the phone features with out activating with AT&T. The advantages of the iPhone over the ipod touch is: camera, speaker and mic, hard buttons for volume, it is mod capable (ipod touch not yet, work in progress). A few applications that allow to activate the phone are, ibrickr or iNdependence. I am sure there are others out there that will work.

- Garrett
 

ciaran00

New Member
Bronze
Jul 21, 2007
242
0
0
#7
Yeah, why not unlock it and keep your phone service too? :)
 

Authentik

New Member
Sep 23, 2007
3
0
0
#8
There are a few pieces of software that will do a fake activation to allow you to use all of the phone features with out activating with AT&T. The advantages of the iPhone over the ipod touch is: camera, speaker and mic, hard buttons for volume, it is mod capable (ipod touch not yet, work in progress). A few applications that allow to activate the phone are, ibrickr or iNdependence. I am sure there are others out there that will work.

- Garrett
So it is possible?

Because a couple people on here // the Apple forums are saying you need to do the AT&T activation.

So there is a way to fake the activation?

I want the camera and extra features, which is why I want it over the iPod touch.

But I just don't wanna pay monthly or do any contracts.
 

biffyiffy

New Member
Bronze
Aug 27, 2007
30
0
0
#9
Are you a Mac user by chance? If so use independence. It will activate it for you. As far a what to use if you are a Windows user, cant help you there. Im sure there is something.
 

garretwp

New Member
Bronze
Sep 3, 2007
125
0
0
#10
Not sure if ibrickr for windows will activate the phone or not. I do know there are a few applications out there that will activate the phone for you to use without service.

- Garrett
 

Authentik

New Member
Sep 23, 2007
3
0
0
#11
People on the Apple discussion board was saying it was impossible because I needed a contract.

So before I go out and buy the iPhone soon, it IS possible to get all the normal features (except edge, etc.) but the camera, music, etc.

And all I have to do is connect the iPhone and run the programs? And I won't be bound to paying any monthly charges, etc.

And I don't have a Mac but I can get someone that does have one and just borrow theirs to run the unlocker.

Has anyone on the board done what I'm asking?

Also, would I need to buy a sim card or anything else other than the iPhone + programs.
 

mlass

Member
Silver
Jun 19, 2007
678
0
16
#12
You can bypass the activation and use all function with WIFI.

If you unlock it and use T-Mobile, you will have no Visual Voicemail.

There are several Activation Bypass Software out there.