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If I get a new phone, can I still use my iPhone?

Asked by kayyyyleigh (404points) March 29th, 2010 from iPhone

I’ve had my iPhone for a year and three months, and my parents said I can get a new phone if I pay for it.

I want the new motorola backflip, but I was wondering, when I switch my phone, can I still use the iPod and all the apps on my iPhone? like will it still function even when it’s not being used as a phone? thanks:]

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njnyjobs's avatar

Yes, you can use your iPhone for features that do not require a data plan. When at a hotspot or wi-fi zone, you can access the web and other apps that function with wi-fi from your iphone by connecting with the wi-fi service.

jaytkay's avatar

I read that 1st-generation iPhones work that way, I have no idea about later ones.

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While AT&T would prefer that you hand off your old iPhone to a friend or family member who could then reactivate it (with one of its service plans), it’s acknowledging that you will still be able to use the device without cellular service. The Wi-Fi, iPod and other various non-AT&T network functionality will remain intact.

I would remove the SIM and test it yourself (assuming the other features work without the SIM).

AstroChuck's avatar

My wife recently moved from a 1st generation iPhone to the iPhone3GS. Her old phone works just like an iPod touch. The only difference is the camera and the ability to call 911 in an emergency.

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