How do I use an old iPhone without a smartphone contract ?
What are some of the things I would need to be aware of?
Do I need to buy a specific iPhone to do this?
How would I set this up?
Can I use a cheaper plan such as the GoPhones $25 a month plan?
If all/any of this is not possible.... Do you need a cell phone service provider for the GPS on an iPhone to work?
I do NOT need data service as I will be using wifi for any data needs.
I do not need a $50 or more all you can eat plan because I rarely make calls.
I DO need GPS to be active to help keep track of my workouts (I walk A LOT)
I do NOT want/need a brand new iPhone nor do I want an Android phone (or a Windows 8 or 7 phone)
Do you know if I can use an iPhone 4 with GoPhone without a data plan?
Aslo do you know if the GPS will work for tracking a run if I do not have any phone plan at all?
Again thanks for the help.
ps. Happy Holidays
Yes you can use a pre-paid car, the only thing you need is an UNLOCKED iphone. If you buy a locked iphone (i.e. locked to some service provider), you need to get it unlocked by paying a little price.
Practically, all iphone can be used so no need of any specific iphone.
setting up is very easy, just start the phone. You might need an internet connection (even a wifi connection will work) for setting up itune account.
Any plan can be used, just be aware of data / roaming and other charges.
No service is required for using GPS (If you have already setup your phone once). Even if you remove sim card, GPS will still work. The map may not load in absence of internet connection. So if you are planning to use GPS with data, will suggest to download offline map for the area.
You can live without data, first time setup, app download, whatsapp and similar will require a wifi connection. You can actually block all cellular data in any smartphone including iphone.
iphone or android is a personal choice. Please read comparison b/w two OS ie. iOS and Android (windows phone is not advisable). Andriod is much more dependent on internet than iOS.