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Take out the SIM card, put it in airplane mode, and you have an iTouch. My brother did it because he lost one, bought another at retail, and then the lost one came up when someone tried to activate it at an AT&T place, so he got it back. He uses one with the SIM card as his phone, the other with no SIM card and in airplane mode as an iTouch.
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Yeah, I'm buying used, in the "Upgrade to iphone 4" frenzy. I already had one friend offer his 2G for free, and I can probably get a 3G for dirt cheap, maybe even a 3GS.

And I was planning on unlocking, so that's no problem And I thought it could be called either one?

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Take out the SIM card, put it in airplane mode, and you have an iTouch. My brother did it because he lost one, bought another at retail, and then the lost one came up when someone tried to activate it at an AT&T place, so he got it back. He uses one with the SIM card as his phone, the other with no SIM card and in airplane mode as an iTouch.
That's perfect!
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wait, can your old iphone be used to surf the web on your wifi system... you talk about airplane mode but no one has said if you could use it like an ipod touch and make it into a touch with hot spot capabilities
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I'm fairly certain you can still access Wi-Fi, but if you really want to know, I can call and ask him.
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Would airplane mode block wifi? I thought it only blocked carrier signals like 3G and phone service. Never had a wifi phone though.
    
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yeah that was my question airplane mode turns off everything signal wise
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When you turn on Airplane Mode, initially it turns the wifi off. But you can turn the wifi back on and still have airplane mode turned on. I just double checked to be sure.

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Picture showing Airplane mode with wifi


Edited by fritz_sean - 6/9/10 at 2:55pm
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Good info, thanks
    
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