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AT&T suggest downgrading old iPhones to iPods

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Posted July 7, 2008 by admin in News

Another alternative, and IMHO the most sad way, is to downgrade your iPhone as a WiFi-enabled iPod Touch. As what an AT&T spokesperson has confirmed that neither AT&T nor Apple will prevent de-activated first-generation iPhones for serving as surrogate iPod touches.

The spokesperson said: “If the [original] device is not re-activated as a wireless phone after you?ve upgraded to iPhone 3G, it will still work as an iTunes player and can access Wi-Fi.?

That would means old iPhones can still surf the web, check email, and browse the mobile iTunes store when connected to WiFi. Additionally, they’ll be able to function as a handheld gaming device and widescreen video iPod with calendar and photo functions.

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