Bullet instead of E/3G ?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by jbellanca, Aug 19, 2008.

  1. jbellanca macrumors 6502

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    So, 3G service has been down in Midtown NYC since about 10am this morning. (Verified that by customer service, and the fact that my AirCard can't get 3G service either.)

    Anyway, at one point just after hanging up on a call, my iPhone displayed this bullet where the E or 3G usually sits up top. Any idea what it means?

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  2. Warbrain macrumors 603

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  3. atluten macrumors 6502

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    It means you're connected to GPRS, which is slower than EDGE.
     
  4. TEG macrumors 604

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    The dot means you are connected to GPRS. This used to just be a blank square. If you had done a search, you would have found your answer.

    TEG
     
  5. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    I feel like these threads are quickly becoming the 'one speaker on my iPhone stopped working' threads.
     
  6. Warbrain macrumors 603

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    God, just what we need, more worthless forum spam...
     
  7. Interstella5555 macrumors 603

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    Move on people, nothing to see here......as usual....
     
  8. Inukami macrumors 6502

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  9. Van Wildonher macrumors 6502a

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    It means your phone is going to explode, next time you're near a toilet make sure you drop it in to deactivate it.
     
  10. mcdj macrumors G3

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    umm. what does this even mean? how is an FAQ spam?
     
  11. JIGPhone macrumors newbie

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    User manual

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en_US/iPhone_User_Guide.pdf

    page 17

    page 15

    ;)
     
  12. Megalobyte macrumors 6502a

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    Is that even possible? Do you go backwards in time? :)
     
  13. TEG macrumors 604

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    GPRS is about 56Kbps, EDGE is about 200Kbps, I've always had great EDGE service, usually getting 300Kbps or greater.

    TEG
     
  14. Galley macrumors 65816

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    I experience this in rural North Dakota last week. Reception there is so crappy they don't even sell the iPhone there. :(
     
  15. pianoplayer1 macrumors 6502

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  16. BrownManUPS macrumors 6502a

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    My EDGE is typical 180. 3G is a good 250-300max. I wish it was more "standard" instead of depending on where you go.
     

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