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    how do I activate new Straight Talk iPhone 6s without SIM card? (for use as an iPod)

    I bought a new iPhone 6s from Straight Talk's website. It was only $83 after coupon and an emailed promo Visa gift card.

    I don't really need it as a phone... rather, I want to use it as an iPod.

    How do I turn it on and activate the phone without SIM card? Or at least get into the home screen?


    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AmandaCL View Post
    I bought a new iPhone 6s from Straight Talk's website. It was only $83 after coupon and an emailed promo Visa gift card.

    I don't really need it as a phone... rather, I want to use it as an iPod.

    How do I turn it on and activate the phone without SIM card? Or at least get into the home screen?


    Thanks!
    Connect it to WiFi.. if that doesn’t work you’ll need to put the sim in that came with the phone


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    I assume you mean just to use it on wifi. Don't know about iphones but on android, just use it. Doesn't need a SIM. If Iphone needs a SIM even to get to the main screen, you shouldn't need to activate it just for wifi use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyelton View Post
    Connect it to WiFi.. if that doesn’t work you’ll need to put the sim in that came with the phone


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    This is correct as of iOS 12. Keep the SIM out and activate using WiFi, and it should work fine.

    Note: Once you do put a SIM in, it's likely it will have you go back through the activation and setup process just to get the carrier provisioning correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haas_Dave View Post
    This is correct as of iOS 12. Keep the SIM out and activate using WiFi, and it should work fine.
    Straight Talk lists iOS 9 for their iPhone 6s. If so, it might have to be activated using iTunes with a computer.

    https://www.fonepaw.com/tricks/activ...html#solution2

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    Quote Originally Posted by loboheeler View Post
    Straight Talk lists iOS 9 for their iPhone 6s. If so, it might have to be activated using iTunes with a computer.

    https://www.fonepaw.com/tricks/activ...html#solution2
    I purchased my 6S in April and it had iOS 12.3 as the factory iOS version. It was Straight Talk/Total Wireless branded.

    Unless one is buying an old stock model, it should have a newer iOS on it.

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