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Topic # 29496 9-Jan-2009 13:48
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I want an mp3 player with bluetooth, and GPS would be nice

So the iPhone looks good.

Can it be used without a sim card present? - I dont want / cant afford the phone functionality

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Jim





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  Reply # 188388 9-Jan-2009 13:53
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You could ... but whats the point? Get a iTouch instead.

GPS won't work without a dataplan and it doesn't have stereo bluetooth.



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  Reply # 188390 9-Jan-2009 13:58
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brentbart: You could ... but whats the point? Get a iTouch instead..


Thought it did not have bluetooth

brentbart: GPS won't work without a dataplan .


Really, any idea why it needs one?

All I need is position information from the GPS - I'm not loooking for any mapping , google earth or similar

brentbart:and it doesn't have stereo bluetooth .


You're joking, right? mono only?

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 188395 9-Jan-2009 15:16
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Why bother with an iphone



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  Reply # 188398 9-Jan-2009 15:20
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johnr: Why bother with an iphone


Looks like I wont be...

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  Reply # 188494 10-Jan-2009 00:38
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jim.cox:
I want an mp3 player with bluetooth, and GPS would be nice

So the iPhone looks good.

Can it be used without a sim card present? - I dont want / cant afford the phone functionality

advTHANKXance

Jim






Just to answer your questions;

Bluetooth does not do A2DP (Bluetooth is only used for a Bluetooth enabled headsets - for phone calls)

If you require GPS, you can download a program from the App Store that tells you your cordinates without having to have a data plan.

The phone functionality, well, you can use Prepay or whatever vodafone plan you are on now.(from what i've seen, correct me if im wrong anyone?)
But i've used prepay and on account SIM's without a hitch.


However,
From the information you've provided, it sounds as though you should just get an iPod Touch. Seems more fitting and less expensive.

Hope this helps :)





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