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As of right now I don't have a smartphone, but am debating getting one in the near future (although not sure in how long that will be.) My old itouch just broke, so i wanted to know if it is possible to buy an iphone off ebay, one that is connected to verizon (not unlocked) and use it with just wifi until I decide to add it to my network?

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You need to be sure the iPhone is not blacklisted.

You can use Verizon site:

Depending on the iPhone model (CDMA or GSM) you need to enter MEID or IMEI code.

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Yeah, absolutely. You can buy and use an iPhone without a sim card installed at all and just use it on wifi. However if you want to get a plan later you will need to go with verizon or find a way to unlock it, if that's at all possible.

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Verizon uses also CDMA network, a CDMA phone has no sim slot. – Guido Preite Jul 12 '13 at 10:46

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