What does E stand for ?

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  1. surajnangia
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    Hi ... bought my new iphone.... what does the letter E stand for next to the service provider Logo on the home screen.... and how do i get rid of that,,,, cheers
     
  2. shrewsburywolf
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    It stands for Edge, and I don't think you can remove it.
     
  3. daneoni
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    EDGE connectivity....not sure if you can
     
  4. Stampyhead
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    Why would you want to get rid of it? It shows you when you have Edge connectivity.
     
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    I would like mine replaced with either a 3G or a 4G. Would be nice, I can dream can't I.
     
  6. jsalzer
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    The why of the why

    He'd want to get rid of it because he didn't know what it stood for - probably assuming it was a company logo or something - which is why he came here. :)

    The "E" is there when you have a connection to Ma Bell's Edge network, which is what gives you the data connection (for running Safari, etc.). There may be times when you have a phone signal (and can call or text) but not have an Edge signal (and can't access the internet, your mail, etc.)

    And that's why you need the "E" - it is to your data what the bars are to your phone features.
     
  7. philhyde
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    My blackberry would alternate between showing "EDGE", "edge", and "GPRS" to indicate various levels of connectivity. Not sure yet what the iPhone will show.
     
  8. megfilmworks
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    The E wil be replaced by the wifi indicator when you are on wifi.
     
  9. Nicolasdec
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    E stands for EDGE. The very slow mobile internet.
     
  10. JonHimself
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    But mobile internet nonetheless
     
  11. b1NARY73
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    Soon young padawan!:)
     
  12. Kinkade
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    You can get rid of it! Dont listen to these people who probably dont even own an iPhone. ;)

    Go into settings-> wi-fi-> turn wi-fi on, and then select a wireless network, and the E will be gone. Replaced by a wi-fi signal indicator.

    Just never move from your current location or only travel in areas where there is wi-fi and you never have to experience the E again. :rolleyes:
     
  13. nickspohn
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    If you didn't know what the E stood for..

    And you bought the phone knowing it didn't have 3G..

    Take your sarcasm elsewhere.
     
  14. ivi7
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    You could get rid of it by going into airplane mode but I am not sure you'd rather get used to the E
     
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    I don't know why but when i saw this post made me think of when the E channel would have celebs say E all the damn time in promo spots


    EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE:D
     
  16. macduke
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    My first thought was how everything in the late 90's had a lowercase "e" in front of it. I wonder if lowercase "e" is jealous of lowercase "i" for stealing his thunder. Just think, we might all have ePods right now and ePhones. Good grief that sounds disgusting when I say it out loud.

    Now that my eMac nostalgia is out of the way, let me say this: There is a way you can use a Windows Mobile dumbphone smartphone that has 3g to create a wifi hotspot in your pants (sexy) that your iPhone can have constant access to. Kinda a pain in the...er...pants, but it's doable.
     

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