Circle Icon Instead of 3g or 4g

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

  1. Stevofresh macrumors newbie

    Mar 19, 2013
    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 68000

    Nov 15, 2010
    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


    Nov 2, 2006
    And Yourself?
    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

    Jun 17, 2008
    You will be able to complete calls and use SMS messaging without problems, I might add.

  5. batting1000 macrumors 604

    Sep 4, 2011
    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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