Circle Icon Instead of 3g or 4g

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by Stevofresh, Mar 24, 2013.

  1. Stevofresh macrumors newbie

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    I have the Iphone 5 for verizon and sometimes when I'm in an area of barely any reception, I get a little circle icon on the top instead of my normal 4g lte or 3g. Anyone have a clue?
     
  2. viperGTS macrumors 65816

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    I believe it means GPRS (for GSM iPhones), or in your case, 1X. I may be wrong. But basically, it is VERY slow data.
     
  3. TyPod macrumors 68000

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    That little circle means the iPhone is connected to the 1xRTT network.

    When your iPhone displays the 3G icon, its on the EV-DO network, which is more than 10x faster. So pretty much what viper said, very slow data.
     
  4. chilibball macrumors member

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    You will be able to complete calls and use SMS messaging without problems, I might add.

    Kevin
     
  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

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    I get this in good coverage areas. It'll randomly switch back and forth from 3G/4G to the circle a couple times.
     

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