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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-19-11 06:34 PM
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canceling service with ATT for iphone (can't afford it anymore)...can I use my 3G phone like an ipod
going to get some chepo phone with Virgin Mobile and use my 3G like an ipod.

I heard that it was possible, but I just wanted to check with you mac experts here.

will I still be able to update the software in itunes?

WiFi will still work, right?...and I can sync calendar and pics, music, etc...?
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MrsBrady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 04:25 AM
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1. anybody? n/t
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guyton Donating Member (370 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-20-11 10:29 AM
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2. yes
You can use your old phone as an iPod Touch.

Google "old iPhone as iPod touch" and there's plenty of articles on it. Though it seems a tad excessively complex on occasion, as the iTunes app is geared towards getting you a working phone connection.

There's also an Apple knowledge base article on it -- http://support.apple.com/kb/HT3406
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Tesha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-23-11 03:22 PM
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3. Absolutely yes.
When Mr. Tesha finally upgrades his now-ancient
iPhone 3G, that's exactly what will become of it:
it will become an iPod. Remember: it still has
internet connectivity so long as you're within
a WiFi "bubble" (like our house).

Tesha
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bullimiami Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 12:38 PM
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4. If you jailbreak it you can use it on other carriers. Tmobile, needs to be gsm I think.
You can always use it like a touch w wifi.
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chillspike Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun May-08-11 10:42 AM
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5. yes, you can
go to the app store and download a free app called TalkaTone.

Sign up for a free Gmail account and you will have a free wifi phone. I use it all the time with my iPod Touch.
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