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iPhone 3G w/o SIM messaging app

I would like to use our jailbroke iPhone 3G with NO SIM. Is it possible to use the built in messaging app that Apple supplies on this iPhone wit no SIM? Is this possible to do or do I need to use ...
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Can I use an old iPhone as a wifi-only device?

I have an AT&T (GSM) iPhone 4. If I were to upgrade to an iPhone 5, could I simply pop the SIM out of my iPhone 4 and continue using it on wifi only? Would I also need to get the SIM deactivated ...
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How can I activate iPhone without a SIM card?

I've just changed the screen on an iPhone 4S with iOS 6.0.1. Everything went fine until I noticed that the phone was not detecting any SIM card. It doesn't matter what you do with the SIM bay, the ...
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Can I use an iPhone 4 on Straight Talk?

I have an iPhone 4 that's currently on AT&T. My 2-year contract will be fulfilled in January, and at that point (if possible) I'd like to switch my service to Straight Talk or some other less ...
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Activate unsubsidized iPhone 5 - can I later switch carriers?

I'm living in Germany and recieved an unused iPhone 5 A1429 without SIM or contract as a gift. I'm planning to use it abroad, likely with prepaid SIM cards. The phone is not activated yet and I am ...
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How can I set up a UK-based iPad with simple ongoing internet access for my grandmother?

I've just donated a secondhand iPad 2 to my grandmother, with the intent that she can use it as her first foray into email, and possibly other things, given time. She has very limited experiences with ...
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No SIM card installed message all of a sudden

I have an iPhone 3G. I have been using it since the past 7 months. Recently, it started showing a 'No SIM card installed' message.. The SIM works well on other phones. The weird thing is, another SIM ...
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Can a normal SIM be modified to work as a nano-SIM?

I just puchased an iPhone5 and want to use my current SIM from my existing phone. Is there a way to convert my existing SIM to nano-SIM?
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Can I use my iPhone4 without a sim card if i just updated to the lastest software?

I have an iPhone 4 that I wanted to use for my daughter to play on. I updated it to the latest software iOS 6 and it's telling me to put a SIM card in to activate it. I don't want the iPhone ...
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Using an iPhone 5 (Verizon version) in Europe and India?

I am going to try and consolidate all of the questions I have here: Can I use the Verizon iPhone5 with a GSM carrier in Europe (Vodafone) and in India (Airtel or Aircel) with both calling and ...
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Can I exchange an iPhone 4 with an iPhone 5 without getting a new SIM?

I understand that for certain iPhone models it is necessary to get a new SIM if I want to exchange them. If I have a 4S and want to exchange it with a user who has just purchased a 5, is this ...
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Are there any cons to buying a used iPhone 4S unlocked by a Gevey sim?

In comparison to a factory unlocked iPhone, are there any cons to buying a used iPhone 4S unlocked by a Gevey sim?
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In what ways can I separately manage entries in Contacts.app and SIM card contacts?

I have some basic questions in my mind and ofcourse, I should ask them to know the things. Can I import/export contacts from/to sim card? Is it possible to view the contacts that are stored in ...
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Using an iPhone 4S in South Korea

My brother will soon be going to South Korea to teach English and he is wanting to make sure that his phone will work properly with a local carrier. The phone is SIM unlocked (we verified it with an ...
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Play The Sims 3 on Mac with Intel HD 3000

Can I play The Sims 3 on my MacBook? It has only an Intel HD 3000 integrated graphics chip.
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Using a different SIM card on iPad2 3g while travelling outside the US?

I have an iPad2 3g with at&t. Now, Will I be able to pop another SIM into it when I travel outside the US and use the data plan available in that country/service provider?? Is the iPad2 locked ...
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Is it possible for me to use my iPhone4 microsim dataplan on an iPad2?

I have the new iPad2 and am wondering if intead of buying a new microsim/connection from AT&T, I can just use the microsim from my iPhone4. Please advise. Thanks
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Where can I find the phone number of the SIM card that I have in an iPad?

Is there a way, directly on the iPad, to find out which phone number is associated to the MicroSIM which it is using? I can't find it in the menus, currently. Is there an easy way to find it ...
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Will I be able to use an unlocked AT&T iPhone 3GS with European carriers?

Moving to Austria in two weeks. I have an iPhone 3GS that has been unlocked by AT&T. Will I be able to use my iPhone 3GS with European carrier sim cards once I get there?
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Can I use an unlocked AT&T iPhone 4 with european sim cards?

Moving to Austria in two weeks. AT&T is going to unlock my phone for me before I leave since my contract is in good standing with them. Will I be able to use my iPhone 4 with European carrier sim ...
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How can I remove a sim lock when I'm no longer an Orange France customer?

I bought an iPhone 4 in France. When moving to Belgium, I've put a belgian SIM card but I noticed that the phone is SIMLOCKED. I contacted the person who sold it to me and explained everything. He ...
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What can I do with my locked iPhone?

I bought an iPhone4 from ebay, and it was marked as UNLOCKED, but in fact it was not.. After couple of emails, I gave this up, and I want to sell it. It is AT&T. The questions are: 1) What would ...
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can you take out the iPhone's sim card and use wifi outside of america?

I'm traveling overseas and I wish I had a regular iPod touch so that I can just use WiFi to check emails without paying a roaming fee. I have an iPhone with an AT&T sim card. I was wondering if I ...
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Can I get a new SIM card for iPhone I found?

I found an iPhone lying on my table. I called every person I know that was in my house to check if it was theirs. No one said it was theirs. I waited a month later, keeping the iPhone in my drawer. I ...
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What to do with an old iPhone without SIM

I have an iPhone 3GS I no longer use as the battery does not hold and I have a new iPhone 4. I was thinking of using it from time to time at home just to browse or read emails without cellular network ...
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Smart Cover and Sim-tray

I would like to know weather the smart cover on a 3G iPad covers the sim-tray completely partially or not at all. A photo would also be really helpful
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How do I use iMessages without a sim card?

I recently received an iPhone 3G from a friend. She took out her SIM card, so I don't have a SIM on my iPhone. I heard that you can now text on iMessage using your email instead of a phone number. I ...
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What angle do I insert iPad SIM eject tool into new iPad to get the tray out?

I've found lots of videos on how to eject the SIM card holder from an iPad 2, but the location is different on the New iPad, and no matter whether to put the pin in parallel to the screen surface, or ...
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Will the 3G SIM card from my original 2010 iPad work in the new 2012 iPad, or will I need a new SIM card?

I have the original 2010 iPad 3G, and when I purchased it I also got a SIM card for Rogers 3G data service here in Canada. Can I simply remove the 3G SIM card from my original 2010 iPad, and insert ...
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Changing home network on SIM card

I have an iPhone 4S from Verizon, which they've "unlocked" for international use. I say "unlocked" in quotes because it's still restricted from US SIM cards. I'm able to use any international SIM, but ...
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Can I use wifi on my iPhone 3G without a sim card? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can you use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod Touch? I bought an iPhone 3G that is currently off and doesn't have a sim card. Is there any way I can enable the ...
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My iPhone 4S running iOS 5.0.1 recently started showing “invalid sim” message

I recently forgot to pay for my cellular service, and when I paid the service my iPhone keeps displaying an "Invalid sim" message, then I have to reboot to recover the service. The phone is working ...
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Removing the sim lock *with* the code

I have iPhone 4 which currently has SIM lock. However, a law passed in my country requires my service provider to disable the lock free of charge. However, I have no idea how this is done in practice ...
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Activating my unlocked iPhone 4S using a Friend's SIM temporarily

So I bought an unlocked iPhone 4S and im stuck at activation. I just want to get into the phone, get some apps and other stuff via Wifi. My friend has an unlocked iphone as well, can I put his SIM ...
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Previously activated iPhone 3GS

I've just upgraded to an iPhone 4S, and I want to use my old 3GS like an iPod touch. I have updated the software using iTunes and now on iTunes it says: There is no SIM card installed in the iPhone ...
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Activate older iPhone without proper SIM?

I recently upgraded to the iPhone 4s from my 3gs. I do not want to sell my 3gs as I would like to keep it as a 32gb iPod essentially. When I transfered to the 4s, they swapped my regular SIM for my ...
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Does trimmed SIM card affect iPhone 4S's signal strength?

I have just received my iPhone 4S ordered online. I don't have a microsim card that iPhone 4S would need to me to. I don't wish to pay extra to buy a micro sim card since it doesn't give much ...
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iPhone 3GS activation error on iOS 5 upgrade - “No SIM card in phone”

I upgraded my iPhone 3GS to iOS 5 a few days ago. The upgrade went smoothly; however, I'm having trouble activating my phone. My wireless provider is O2 in the UK and my O2 SIM is in the phone, but ...
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The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported

I received following message after I restored my iPhone OS to 4.2: The SIM card inserted in this iPhone does not appear to be supported. How can I use my SIM?
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iPhone can send iMessages without a SIM card?

I gave my old iPhone 3GS (iOS 5.0) to a friend, and after removing the SIM card, we noticed a peculiar behavior. My friend is able to send texts via iMessage from the old phone number. Likewise, I can ...
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Getting an unlocked iPhone 4/4S to work on T-Mobile

There are several aspects I'm not clear on, and I'm wondering if what I want is even possible. 1) I want an unlocked (officially; no jail-breaking) iPhone 4/iPhone 4S. The iPhone 4 unlocked is ...
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Is the iPhone 4S hardware compatible worldwide with other SIM based networks?

I particularly want to know if iPhone 4S can work with other networks that use SIM cards when the device is authorized to be unlocked. With these conditions, can it take a SIM card when traveling?
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Does iPad 2 3G's GPS work without SIM card inserted?

I own an iPad 2 with 3G but I've not inserted SIM card and I'm not planning to unless it's really necessary to get GPS working. I was wondering if iPad 2 3G can navigate without SIM card (thru ...
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iPhone 4, only emergency calls

I bought new Neverlock (sim free) iPhone 4 with 4.3.5 firmware. Then I would like to return it to factory settings and click "Restore" in iTunes. But after restoring i received unlocking device with ...
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Is there any way to transfer data from old phone's sim card to iPhone 4?

I recently got the new iPhone 4 but it doesn't have my contacts and old text messages etc. I previously had the iPhone 3gs. When I upgraded my iphone 3gs to iphone 4 they gave me a new sim card but it ...
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Why does my iPhone 3GS drop service and delay receiving of data?

I have a 16 GB iPhone 3GS. The phone is dropping the network sporadically. I am in a metro area that should have full coverage. I know I should have service, because I can sit right next to someone ...
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iPhone 4 no longer detects SIM card, how can I fix it?

Since 3 months I do have an iPhone 4, 3 weeks ago i started to get no SIM card installed error increasingly more frequent. Right now the phone is unusable. I went to a sales office of my mobile ...
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Is Jailbreaking And Enabling Bluetooth File Transfer On iPhone 4 Financially Secure?

I want to use iPhone 4 for sensitive information. Will jailbreaking, downloading unofficial apps (not registered in Apple's App Store) and enabling Bluetooth file transfer cause a chance of sensitive ...
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Iphone 3G shows 'no service' eversince I came back from Malaysia

I'm using Iphone 3g for a year exactly and have no problems at all until recently I went to Malaysia. it says 'no service' where the carrier name supposed to be. so I assume its because since I'm out ...
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Moving Sim Card from One iPhone to Another

I am looking to buy an iPhone 4 from the secondary market. I currently have an iPhone 3GS. Can I just replace the sim on the new iphone with my current sim? Or is there something else that I need to ...