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    What can I do with this iPhone?
    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.

    Regards

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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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    late 08 macbook 2.0 4gig 320hdd10.7.3 32 gig iPhone 4s
    Sell it on eBay and use the Money to buy an 8gig touch. Done and done.
    MY ADVICE COMES WITH A DOUBLE YOUR MONEY BACK GUARANTEE!

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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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