3G or nothing...no E

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Metsfan7450, Sep 24, 2008.

  1. Metsfan7450 macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2008
    I'm trying to figure out why my is never on the Edge network. It's my understanding that if you're on 3G it says 3G (which mine does) and if you're on the Edge network it should say E.

    Mine is either 3G or nothing. Shouldn't it be switching over to the Edge network if 3G isn't available?
  2. TEG macrumors 604


    Jan 21, 2002
    Langley, Washington
    It depends on if EDGE is available in your area. There are some places where you only have 3G or nothing, like Japan, or some small pockets in the US and Europe. However, if you are in a place where you know there is EDGE, I would take the phone back because there may be a problem with the antenna, or EDGE Chip.

  3. Apple Ink macrumors 68000

    Apple Ink

    Mar 7, 2008
    Some locations like most of Europe has been noticeably laying off Edge support since 3G by far is quite well developed..... so its likely that remote areas might have more 3G coverage than Edge!

    My $.02

    P.S.: 3G and Edge require different infrastructure!
  4. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

    Jul 16, 2008
    Mine was doing this, too. A restart seemed to fix it, but I exchanged it for a new one last Sunday just to be safe. My old one had a faulty camera anyway.
  5. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2008
    I get nothing but GPRS... but I'm rather happy with the speed of that.
  6. jturn00 macrumors member

    Feb 1, 2008
    Where are you located? I am in NYC and for the past day this has been happending to me. Not sure why as I had 3G in both my home and office.
  7. CocoaPuffs macrumors 68010

    Aug 23, 2008
    I would rather use pigeons than GPRS.
  8. Nicholas.C macrumors 6502a

    Jun 24, 2008
    It gets me on msn and thats all I care :)
  9. Metsfan7450 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jun 2, 2008
    I'm in Columbus OH and just bought the iphone on Sat. I still have never seen the "E" for the Edge network.
  10. montecarloss919 macrumors member

    Jan 17, 2008
    i called AT&T because i had this problem, and the guy sent me a signal boost? what ever that means...and it worked :)
  11. /b/ macrumors member

    Sep 1, 2008
    I on the other hand haven't seen the GPRS logo on my phone ever. I'm still figuring out whether is my phone missing GPRS or somthing.
  12. QuarterSwede macrumors G3


    Oct 1, 2005
    Colorado Springs, CO
    Hahaha. Amen brother!

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