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No SIM card for iphone 3G/8GB (Model #A1241)

I bought an iphone Model #A1241 - 8GB to give my 12 yr old for Christmas to use as an ipod. (she wants ipod tought and i cannot afford one so was told this would work just the same) BUT, my problem is, it has NO SIM CARD. Which I was told it did NOT need a SIM card that if I have WIFI at my home (which I do) then this phone without a SIM card would work perfectly fine. I bought from family member in LA while there last week on a visit and I live 3 states away in AL. So, I am DESPERATE!!! PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!

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    mona woodall Nov 23, 2013

    SORRY! all I get when I turn the phone on is: 'No SIM card installed' 'Insert a valid SIM with no PIN lock to activate iphone. I tried hooking up to itunes and it tells me 'unable to activate this phone at this time contact customer care or try again later'

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You need a SIM card to activate the phone - you can even get a used/deactivated SIM.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013

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Hi, yes the phone will work.
When you first turn on the Iphone you will get a pop up saying (No SIM Card Installed) thats ok, just slid to unlock and input password if its locked.
Any other pop up that you get is fine, you could see something like (can not verify user) one time only or something like that, just click ok and continue.
You'll have to go into settings and add your password for your WIFI after that you should be ready to use the phone as normal. You will not have a active phone line. All other features while connected to your WIFI will work, it would be a good idea to sync the phone with your Itunes account, set it up as a new phone, add whatever you want. ie songs, video's and your done. No sim card needed for the syncing of Itunes.
I hope this has helped, respond here if you need more help.

Posted on Nov 23, 2013

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    not you Nov 23, 2013

    Ok I just reset my old Iphone and yes just for the set up you will need a sim card. not a problem if you already have a Iphone.

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    not you Nov 23, 2013

    pull the card you have in your iphone and put it in the new one finish setting up the phone then power off remove the sim card and reboot the Iphone as I said if my first post every thing will work from there.

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