inactive SIM?

DVS_WiNdz

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I was wondering does an iPhone work with an inactive sim? I want to get one as a mp3 player, but I don't want to get the ipod touch, because at some point I can pop my regular sim back in and use it as a phone.
 

meiphones_brill

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I've just taken the sim out of mine and it's still playing Frank Zappa ok.
 

DVS_WiNdz

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so I'll be able to use the iPhone with no sim card? I mean as a ipod and use wifi to go online? not make calls or anything
 

meiphones_brill

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so I'll be able to use the iPhone with no sim card? I mean as a ipod and use wifi to go online? not make calls or anything
I'm not sure if you can activate a phone without a SIM , but yes - you can certainly use one that is activated without a sim

I like the ease of access of the iPhone's sim - not sure how resilient it will be to repeated plugging unplugging but on long car journeys it's good to be able to take my sim out and put it into my car's sim tray as that's the number most people call me on.
 

DVS_WiNdz

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okay, thanks.. so first I need to activate the iPhone before I can do anything? sorry I don't own an iPhone yet..
 

meiphones_brill

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yes - until it's activated it's good for nothing at all. My phone is locked to O2 - If I take the sim out I can use the ipod functions ok, but if I put another O2 sim in (either contract or PAYG) my phone tells me it has a different sim inserted and then won't work.

I'll just try a 'wrong' sim from another carrier and let you know what happens. brb

No - just 'no service' - phone still works
 

DVS_WiNdz

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thanks again! you just answered all my questions.. I can go get one now :)