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    Ok here's the deal. I just got a new iphone 3g as a early christmas present. I'm with att and have a 3g sim card in my old phone. I don't want to pay the monthly plan for the iphone and so i really just want to use the iphone as basically an itouch. I'm not sure what all i need to do to do this. Right now my iphone still needs to be activated i believe. The screen shows the itunes symbol at the top, the usb cord at the bottom and i am able to access emergency phone calls. I would like to know if i need to activate, jailbreak, and/or unlock the phone to get into to work like an itouch, and what programs to use to do these three things. Thanks!



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    Quote Originally Posted by tweakjaxon
    Ok here's the deal. I just got a new iphone 3g as a early christmas present. I'm with att and have a 3g sim card in my old phone. I don't want to pay the monthly plan for the iphone and so i really just want to use the iphone as basically an itouch. I'm not sure what all i need to do to do this. Right now my iphone still needs to be activated i believe. The screen shows the itunes symbol at the top, the usb cord at the bottom and i am able to access emergency phone calls. I would like to know if i need to activate, jailbreak, and/or unlock the phone to get into to work like an itouch, and what programs to use to do these three things. Thanks!
    You need to provide more info. Mac?Windows? what OS? Is your old phone using AT&T?
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    I'm using windows vista. my old phone is using at&t. I plan on continuing to use the old phone until i decide i can afford the monthly iphone plan. And like i said just want to activate the iphone to be used as itouch, access internet, have apps, etc, without having to pay for it or have them charge me or the monthly phone plan.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tweakjaxon View Post
    I'm using windows vista. my old phone is using at&t. I plan on continuing to use the old phone until i decide i can afford the monthly iphone plan. And like i said just want to activate the iphone to be used as itouch, access internet, have apps, etc, without having to pay for it or have them charge me or the monthly phone plan.
    When you say access internet, I guess you mean wifi.
    You did not say what OS the 3G iPhone is running.

    You can either jailbreak and hacktivate using redsn0w, blackra1n, quickpwn (depending on the OS) or use your AT&T sim to get past the connect to iTunes screen but not sign up for a plan and then take the sim out again to use the phone as a glorified 1st gen iPod touch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olethros View Post
    You can either jailbreak and hacktivate using redsn0w, blackra1n, quickpwn (depending on the OS) or use your AT&T sim to get past the connect to iTunes screen but not sign up for a plan and then take the sim out again to use the phone as a glorified 1st gen iPod touch.
    Ok i really have no idea what OS this phone is running. How would i find that out? And i the only thing i was worried about with doing it with the sim card is i've heard AT&T can recognize when you put the SIM in and i don't want to get charged by plugging it in. Am i just being paranoid on that?


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    Quote Originally Posted by tweakjaxon View Post
    Ok i really have no idea what OS this phone is running. How would i find that out? And i the only thing i was worried about with doing it with the sim card is i've heard AT&T can recognize when you put the SIM in and i don't want to get charged by plugging it in. Am i just being paranoid on that?
    Think you are being a little paranoid. From my understanding, you can stick in the AT&T SIM and connect it to iTunes, on the iPhone it will go past the connect to iTunes screen. iTunes will ask for your SSN and other details to activate your account but you can cancel out of this.

    AT&T can detect if you have been using your iPhone on their network, but this usually is if you try and avoid their iPhone data plans.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Olethros View Post
    iTunes will ask for your SSN and other details to activate your account but you can cancel out of this.
    Tried it but couldn't find a way to bypass putting in the SSN, phone number, and zip code. Also when putting my SIM from my old phone in the IPhone nothing happens. It doesn't change the screen at all or anything.
    Last edited by tweakjaxon; 12-08-2009 at 09:18 AM.

 

 

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