iPhone 3G or 3GS owners who have upgraded to a newer iPhone can continue using the old iPhone without signing a lengthy contract. iPhone owners can convert their old phone and use it in the same manner as an iPod Touch media player. Converting an iPhone 3G or 3GS provides Wi-Fi support only, which means the owner can download music and iPod Touch applications and access the Internet as long as Wi-Fi is available in the area.
3G and 3GS Activation
Insert the SIM card used when the 3G or 3GS had active service into the phone. Any SIM card works in an unlocked iPhone.
Connect the phone to iTunes using the iPhone USB cord. ITunes may prompt you to upgrade your software package. If this occurs, install the software upgrade.
Activate the phone through iTunes. Remove the SIM card. "No SIM" will appear and remain in the upper left corner of the phone.
Tips & Warnings
- This method applies to iPhone 3G and 3GS devices only.
- Original iPhone users must leave the SIM card in the phone and only use the SIM card activated with the phone.
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