7 Replies Latest reply: Aug 17, 2012 8:56 PM by RoopsMom
RoopsMom Level 1 (0 points)

I am traveling from New Zealand to the US for a couple of months.  What I am planning to do is buy a sim card in the US when I get there but I won't have a computer to connect the phone to iTunes. Will voice and data work if I don't?


iPhone 3GS, iOS 5.1.1
  • amy_lou Level 4 (1,550 points)

    You can always go to an apple store to use their computers. just make sure you make an appointment

  • RoopsMom Level 1 (0 points)

    That's a good idea Amy.  However, if I can I'd like to bypass having to use a computer altogether.  Is this possible?

  • amy_lou Level 4 (1,550 points)

    It depends on which OS your phone is using. And which carrier. Some carriers have wireless activation, and only iOS 5 does activation wirelessly, I believe

  • amy_lou Level 4 (1,550 points)

    A lot of people forgot that a computer is listed as a requirement for having an iOS device. It's definitely a sure-fire way to get done what you need to get done

  • RoopsMom Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi Amy Lou.  My IOS is  5.1.1

     

    I was thinking I would use the carrier, "Staight Talking". 

     

    However, I just found out that I can't use a personal iphone4 hotspot (tethering) with this company.

     

    You see, I will be riding a bicycle across country and want to keep a blog using my ipad (phone is too small to see spelling mistakes properly). I wanted to use my iphone to take my photos and to use as, what I call, a wifi router - for lack of its proper name.

     

    Any ideas that would help me Amy Lou are most welcome.

  • amy_lou Level 4 (1,550 points)

    Ah, if you have an iphone 4, you won't be able to activate the phone wirelessly. It has to be an iphone 4s

  • RoopsMom Level 1 (0 points)

    Hum,.......I am able to use the "personal hotspot" function on my phone in New Zealand.  It's just that when I made enquiries to a couple of carriers in the USA they said that it wasn't allowed and wouldn't work.