blue square with dot in the middle

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mattpreston11, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. mattpreston11 macrumors 6502a

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    instead of the edge or 3g symbol in the top left corner.

    i assume this is gprs? thought the lowest it would ever revert to was edge?

    it was painfully slow aswel when i was gps'ing and it was trying to load the maps but failing miserably..
     
  2. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Whereabouts were you when you got the blue square?

    Getting GPRS is pretty rare on AT&T these days. it usually happens only when the signal s REALLY bad, or if the data network in the area is having a hiccup. Or, you're roaming in the sticks.
     
  4. The Ray macrumors member

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    I had one of these for a few minutes yesterday, after the phone crashed and restarted.
     
  5. mattpreston11 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i got it when driving yesterday in the uk, i was a bit out the way between two towns 10 mins between each one.
     
  6. nobblers macrumors newbie

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    Gprs

    For me it's a disappointment. On my first gen iPhone I always got a really strong Edge signal at home. On the new 3G all I can get at home is GPRS or my home wifi signal. Works fine elsewhere - but for some reason it wont connect to Edge even though I know it's available.
     
  7. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    Yes, the vertical rectangle with a hole in it now means "GPRS" or rather "have you got five minutes, cause this is going to take a while". It used to be just a plain rectangle with nothing in it.
     
  8. circusbass macrumors regular

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    Does this blue dot incur roaming charges? I used it for a call that lasted 20 mins and now I'm concerned about roaming charges.
     
  9. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    No, it isn't roaming charges.

    Read the thread...
     
  10. circusbass macrumors regular

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    I did read the thread and no where was my question addressed. Which is why I asked it.
     

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