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Hi, I need help activating my iPhone 5. It was given to me by a friend. I'm not using the phone as a phone but instead, an ipod. It came with a sim card when given to me. However, when I was setting it up, it said for me to insert a sim card. Which didn't make sense because there was already one inside. So I bought another one and tried it. Same thing, it told me to insert a sim card. I don't know what to do! I really want to use it as an iPod. Please help me out!! Thank you!
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Re: iPhone activation

It should work with any old SIM. If it is not, there is a problem with the SIM card reader in the phone. You don't need to activate it to use as an iPod. If you activate it, it will be a phone. It should work as an iPod without "activation".

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‎09-30-2015 1:39 AM

Re: iPhone activation

kdfederer, the phone still needs to be activated with Apple even to be used as an iPod but as you said, that process should work with any sim.
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@sparkless123 wrote:
Hi, I need help activating my iPhone 5. It was given to me by a friend. I'm not using the phone as a phone but instead, an ipod. It came with a sim card when given to me. However, when I was setting it up, it said for me to insert a sim card. Which didn't make sense because there was already one inside. So I bought another one and tried it. Same thing, it told me to insert a sim card. I don't know what to do! I really want to use it as an iPod. Please help me out!! Thank you!

Are you using iTunes on your computer to set up your iPhone 5 as an ipod?Smiley Surprised

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