I plan on buying an unlocked iPhone 5 from Apple once released. My question is, can I stall on getting service right away (I have a reason) and just use it as a wifi device from the get go? Yes, it will be a very expensive iPod Touch for a while. All I want to know is, will I be able to take this unlocked phone out of the box, turn it on, and log into my Apple account and start using it as I would an iPod Touch?
I talked to some young girl at AT&T that practically refused to let me talk to a technician and kept calling it an 'opal'. She said I could simply turn it on and start using it as a wifi device without needing an unlock code from AT&T. I felt though that I couldn't rest my laurels on her claims, so I'm asking people here that have more experience (I've never owned an iPhone, still using my N1). I also don't know much about the cell phone world in general or how things work. I also assume I need to buy a GSM version if I plan on using it with AT&T or, in the future, possibly T-Mobile. thanks ahead for input