Carrier name disappears sometimes. is this normal?

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  1. iGuy38 macrumors member

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    I have a virgin mobile iphone 4s with ios 6.1.2 that i bought in January. recently, I noticed that the carrier name (virgin) disappears totally when I run out of bars. It started doing this a few days ago. Is this normal?
     

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  2. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    I've noticed this recently when my AT&T iP5 switches back and forth between 4G and LTE (like when I get a call and it has to turn off LTE for a minute). Also, I haven't seen it say No Signal in a long time, so I think maybe they might have switched No Signal to the 5 bottomed out bars?
     
  3. wordoflife macrumors 604

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    Yeah the same thing happened to my old iPhone whenever it kept losing connection (faulty wireless chip). So yes, the phone does that when you have a poor connection.
     
  4. zorinlynx macrumors 601

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    Time to get yourself some new bars. They're only $8.95 each at the Apple Store. Remember to get AppleCare for them, only an additional $2.00 and you don't have to worry about losing them again.
     
  5. RotaryP7 macrumors 6502a

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    It happens to me for about less than a second, when it switches from LTE to 4G and visa versa.
     
  6. Cody21 macrumors 6502a

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    My AT&T iPhone 5 does this from time-to-time. Even the data symbol disappears.
     
  7. maliu macrumors 6502a

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    Yes when Verizon goes down, no carrier is seen.
     
  8. JAT macrumors 603

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    The carrier name shows what network you are connected to, nothing more. Same as any other phone. If you aren't connected, it shouldn't say anything.
     
  9. maxosx macrumors 68020

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    It's a normal result of low or no signal strength.
     

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