Use old iPhone as iPod Touch?

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  1. puffkin

    puffkin DVC Owner- SSR & AKV

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    I have an iPhone 3GS and am coming up on my 2 year renewal with AT&T. My DS5 plays games and netflix movies on my iPhone all the time and is constantly drainging my battery. We do have Wifi at home.

    My DH and I were just discussing the other night that maybe for Christmas we could get him a second hand Touch. But then I started thinking that I might want to upgrade my iPhone, especially if the iPhone 5 comes out in October (as rumored). Would I be able to just use my old iPhone with out the 3G/phone capabilities for DS? I am thinking this would be a big savings for us instead of buying him a Touch.
     
  2. Al and Kate's Mom

    Al and Kate's Mom DIS Veteran

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    We did that when we upgraded to iPhone 4 - just gave the girls our old iPhone3s to use as Touches - works great. I do suggest investing in a case if you don't already have one...wish we had! :rolleyes1
     
  3. jestagrl79

    jestagrl79 Earning My Ears

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    You'll need to leave the SIM in for it to function at all - at least it's that way for the iPhone4. I'm not sure if that's going to cause other complications.
     
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  5. timmac

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    Yes, you can do that. Once the phone is deactivated, just the "phone" functions of it won't work, but everything else will... works just fine :)

    DGF gave her sister an old 3GS as a Christmas gift last year.
     
  6. monkey30

    monkey30 Dreaming of my next vacation!

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    We have done that as well our kids have ours, took the phone function off.
     
  7. cinmell

    cinmell <marquee><font color=blue>The first person to repl

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    We did this in our house. My daughter got my old iphone 3gs when I upgraded. Everything works except the phone function.
     
  8. crazelion

    crazelion <font color=blue>Form feet and legs...form arms an

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    Got my attention. Does it need a sim card to work as ipod touch. This my good way to buy old iphone off ebay just as ipod touch.
     
  9. puffkin

    puffkin DVC Owner- SSR & AKV

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    Thanks guys! I think this could make Xmas super easy this year! Now just to convince DH that I need to upgrade my phone :lmao:
     

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