Subscriber Identity Module: the chip card enabling access of a mobile device to an operator network.

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Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch?

Is it possible to use an iPhone without a SIM card as an iPod touch? I have an old iPhone 3G that no longer has a SIM card and I want to use it as an iPod touch. How can I achieve this?
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iPhone stuck at “No SIM card installed”

I "retired" my old iPhone 3GS when I got my shiny new iPhone 4 and I was happily using it as an iPod touch with camera and compass. However, I made the mistake of throwing away the SIM inside the 3GS,...
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Is it possible to activate an iPhone 4 without a SIM?

So we bought an iPhone 4 from the Apple store. But we didn't get a micro-SIM as there are no PAYG tariffs on micro-SIM available. Is there anyway to activate the device without getting hold of a 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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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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I've found an icloud locked iPhone, how can I return it to the owner?

A friend of mine found an iPhone 6 in a festival but she didn't have a way to charge the phone for a couple weeks. She is a maid here in Brazil and didn't have the proper charger neither knew how to ...
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Can I buy a used iPhone 5 from eBay and use it as an iPod Touch?

I'm planning on buying a second-hand iPhone 5 from eBay and then using it as an iPod Touch (when the time comes, I'd like to activate it and use it as an iPhone). I'm not sure how activation works, ...
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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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Does Find My iPhone still work with a SIM block?

My iPhone was stolen this morning. I've had the SIM, but not the IMEI blocked. It was turned off immediately by the thief. I'm hoping that, as it's got the iOS 7 beta, they'll be unable to crack it ...
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Apple 4s Using Tracfone BYOP

I am looking into buying a used Apple 4s to use as a Tracfone through Tracfone BYOP. I want to be sure that I know my facts before investing money into this venture. Please let me know if I'm missing ...
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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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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 wifi ...