circle where 3g symbol is

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  1. white4s
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    ive noticed the 3g symbol turns into a circle sometimes, is this the roaming symbol?
     
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  3. Helixc0de
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    It means you don't have 3G or even EDGE connectivity, and the radio is falling back to the older, slower GPRS technology.
     
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    No, that's the older, pre-EDGE network known as GPRS. It means you have a data connection but it won't be able to do much more than download an e-mail or two.
     
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    What does it mean on the CDMA (Sprint/Verizon) iPhone? I'm assuming it means 1xRTT.
     
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    Yep. I believe so.
     
  9. scaredpoet
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    Yes, the circle in CDMA carriers means you're on 1xRTT.
     
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    Instead of the circle, it really should be an emoji icon of someone flipping you the bird, because edge and gprs speeds are not even worth attempting.
     
  11. dave420
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    Edge isn't that bad. I used my 2007 model iPhone for almost 3 years. The WiFi didn't work for the last year as well. I used it all the data all the time. I got by fine.
     
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    I used to live in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia near the Luray Caverns... no 3G, just Edge. I couldn't even get a weather forecast or a single email over Edge.
     
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    And you've somehow made the assumption that all EDGE, everywhere, is the same as it is at Luray Caverns?
     
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    He made a humerous post, I don't think he expected to be cross examined over it :p
     

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