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Hi all -

Couldn't find clarification on this, but apologies if it has already been covered.

As I understand it, there are currently two ways of activating an iPhone without a contract so that it can be used overseas for wifi/iPod use. I'm aware that there is currently no way of 'fully' unlocking the iPhone and putting in another carrier's SIM.

1. Activate properly via iTunes/AT&T, but using 999... as the social security number, and then going on what is effectively a PAYG contract, and then cancelling immediately.

2. Software activation bypassing AT&T completely (DVD Jon method).

Am I correct in saying that without a correctly activated AT&T SIM, Google maps does not function at all, regardless of which of the above two methods is used?

TIA,

Gerald.