1. danielbigham's Avatar
    I'm a developer interested in having an iPhone 4S for the purposes of making apps and learning all the ins and outs of the iPhone 4S, but I already own a BlackBerry as my primary mobile device and have a data plan for that device, so I'm not wanting to have to pay another $30/mo just to have a development device.

    What I'm wondering is whether the iPhone 4S is fully functional if only used over Wi-Fi. Obviously I won't be able to use it when I'm out and about, but that won't be required.

    Thanks,
    Daniel

    PS And a bonus question: Does Siri now work from Canada fully, or is that still coming down the pipe?
    08-16-2012 10:33 PM
  2. rayz336's Avatar
    Pretty sure that all the data features will work on wifi only


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    08-16-2012 11:00 PM
  3. Brickman's Avatar
    Short answer....Yes. Might as well buy an iPod Touch though.
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    08-16-2012 11:41 PM
  4. dj2big's Avatar
    Imo If your a developer you should have a fully working device to see how it will function in the real world not everyone is on wifi


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    08-17-2012 01:27 AM
  5. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    I believe Siri's full compatibility with Canadians is coming with iOS 6 (if i remember correctly from the keynote about iOS 6 back in June).

    And the data functionality of the phone is fully capable within WiFi (though obviously being isolated in WiFi spots only will certainly effect the range of the "Locations" feature of the phone).
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    08-17-2012 10:16 AM
  6. GPAbsinthe's Avatar
    I'm a developer interested in having an iPhone 4S for the purposes of making apps and learning all the ins and outs of the iPhone 4S, but I already own a BlackBerry as my primary mobile device and have a data plan for that device, so I'm not wanting to have to pay another $30/mo just to have a development device.

    What I'm wondering is whether the iPhone 4S is fully functional if only used over Wi-Fi. Obviously I won't be able to use it when I'm out and about, but that won't be required.

    Thanks,
    Daniel

    PS And a bonus question: Does Siri now work from Canada fully, or is that still coming down the pipe?
    You'll need a working SIM in order to activate it though... I'm just saying this in the case you decide to buy in the aftermarket from someone who was locked, and/or intend to wipe a locked device clean before using it.

    Another way you could go around this is to buy a SIM cutter (it's like two bucks on eBay) and cut your actual SIM so it can work on the iPhone. The SIM cutter will cut a micro SIM out of your SIM, but it will leave the cutout intact, so you'll be able to use it to snap the cut SIM back in and use it back on your Blackberry. Then you could really take the iPhone for a complete ride whenever you want. Of course, it'll need to be unlocked or locked to the same carrier than you.

    And then, there's the solution to buy an iPod touch. That'll do the trick, for all intents and purposes, in regard of what you're asking...
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    08-17-2012 11:09 AM
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