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Can I use a smartphone without a SIM?

How to use smartphone without sim

Most Useful Answer Stelph  Jan. 21, 2011 at 12:46

Depends on the phone and what you are planning to use it for. Any smartphone would work without a sim, tho obviously anything needing a data connection wouldnt work unless you were on wifi

With an iPhone you may have difficulties if you ever have to restore it as well as you need a sim to "activate" it, in usual use however the iPhone is quite happy to be used without a sim (i took my sim out last week while I was in Seville to avoid any roaming charges)

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Stelph  Jan. 21, 2011 at 12:46

Depends on the phone and what you are planning to use it for. Any smartphone would work without a sim, tho obviously anything needing a data connection wouldnt work unless you were on wifi

With an iPhone you may have difficulties if you ever have to restore it as well as you need a sim to "activate" it, in usual use however the iPhone is quite happy to be used without a sim (i took my sim out last week while I was in Seville to avoid any roaming charges)

pKaTz  Jan. 21, 2011 at 15:32

I have a HTC Desire HD which I have used without a sim. It goes into airplane mode, and you can use wifi. So yes it is poss.

jammingbob  Jan. 21, 2011 at 16:42

As said above, depending on the phone, you could potentially use a smartphone without a SIM card. Apps like Skype and Viber would allow you to make calls while connected via WiFi. Obviously you wouldn’t be able to receive text messages, and you wouldn’t have a proper phone number.

MetroPCSWorker  Mar. 2, 2012 at 00:50

I am hundred percent sure that any smartphone will work. I am a trusted worker who experienced using every single phone up to date and can assure you that you could use a smartphone without sim over wifI. My current phone is the HTC Desire, and it works perfectly over wifi without an Sim Card. HUNDRED PERCENT GUARANTEE

P.S My username is certified letting you know that is not randomized. Also HTC desire is wonderful smartphone!

CTPAHHIK  Mar. 2, 2012 at 13:17

Some apps that require radio verification for security purposes will not work. Enterprise email is one of the examples.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 2, 2012 at 16:58

BlackBerries can be very "nagging" without a SIM. Dito, Palm/HP Pre and Pixi, but they do work... I do however remember on handset I once used, that wouldn't work without a SIM at all. Can't remember the model, though...

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 2, 2012 at 17:49

Samsung D900i or E250...I can't remember which, don't work without a SIM card.

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