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[hardocp] Upgrading to 3G iPhone? Turn old iPhone Into iPod

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Wondering what to do with that $600 first-gen iPhone when you get your new 3G model next week? PalmAddicts suggests turning it into WiFi iPod if you don’t plan on handing it down or selling it. I had some other ideas but they involve explosives and/or firearms and I don’t want a visit from the ATF so I’ll keep them to myself.

Another alternative… is to downgrade your iPhone as a WiFi-enabled iPod Touch. As what an AT&T spokesperson has confirmed that neither AT&T nor Apple will prevent de-activated first-generation iPhones for serving as surrogate iPod touches. The spokesperson said: "If the [original] device is not re-activated as a wireless phone after you’ve upgraded to iPhone 3G, it will still work as an iTunes player and can access Wi-Fi.â€
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Too bad I'm selling mine

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But what's the point to have an iPod if you have and iPhone?
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But what's the point to have an iPod if you have and iPhone?
Was just thinking the same thing...

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yeah, 2x ipods?
    
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But what's the point to have an iPod if you have and iPhone?
It would make a nice hand-me-down if nothing else.
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It's so you can listen to two songs simultaneously while on the go. Who doesn't do that?
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errr....

i am so not getting the new iphone when it comes out. Once i hear that you can activate the phone outside of itunes (like the 1.1.4 edge iphone) then I'll pick one up...

I just signed a 2 year agreement with the current iphone just 2 months ago. Not about to do it again so soon...

And the new iphone requires a $30 data package that doesnt include text messages? no thank you... Another reason to wait for the 3rd party app that will activate the phone outside of itunes.
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It's so you can listen to two songs simultaneously while on the go. Who doesn't do that?

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errr....

i am so not getting the new iphone when it comes out. Once i hear that you can activate the phone outside of itunes (like the 1.1.4 edge iphone) then I'll pick one up...

I just signed a 2 year agreement with the current iphone just 2 months ago. Not about to do it again so soon...

And the new iphone requires a $30 data package that doesnt include text messages? no thank you... Another reason to wait for the 3rd party app that will activate the phone outside of itunes.
the iphone 3g is activated in stores
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