I'm in a research lab where we're looking to get an iPhone 4s to use as a speedier iPod touch. We don't want a cell phone contract, and we want to avoid jailbreaking or borrowing a SIM card just for activation (unless it's the only option).
When purchasing the unlocked iPhone, there are options for 'No SIM' and 'T-Mobile SIM (without contract)'. Searching the internet has shown that unlocking without a SIM isn't possible. If we get the T-Mobile SIM, will we be able to activate even without a contract ?