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What can I do with this iPhone?


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Someone got me a beat up iPhone as an early Christmas gift. He said it was jailbroken.

I already have AT&T so I put in my SIM card but it said no service. Then, to my horror, realized the SIM card was stuck and spent a frantic hour nudging it out.

I tried connecting the phone to my laptop so I could put some music on it (I have iTunes) but iTunes doesn't seem to recognize it the way it recognizes my iPod.

I really don't know much about iPhones, but if anything, I'd like to use this phone as an iPod, and ideally for wi-fi. Can anyone give me advice? Where do I start?
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Does the iPhone power up and does the LCD function? Can you do things with it? Go to Settings->General->About and see what it says for Version, Model..and other things.

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Yeah, it works. The LCD is a little dead at the very top but still totally usable.

Version 3.1
Carrier AT&T 5.0
Model FA712LL

I think the person who gave it to me named it, at the top it says "nicks 2g 8g iPhone"
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The AT&T SIM card should go right in. When I got my 3G I put in my pay as you go SIM and it dropped right in and worked.
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It did go in, but it said no service once it was in, and worse, I had a really hard time getting the sim card out. The tray gets stuck, the release mechanism is broken.
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Sell it on eBay and use the Money to buy an 8gig touch. Done and done.

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I just used wi-fi on it, so that's useful. Still, if anyone could help me figure out how to get my laptop (windows 7) to connect with it so I can put music on there, that would be awesome.
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