Does anyone know what it means when the E in the edge square turns onto a dot?

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by mr.stinki, Jul 25, 2008.

  1. mr.stinki macrumors 6502

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    This happens occasionally to me.

    Sometimes i will notice that the little "E" will just turn into a dot. I have absolutely no idea what that means..

    Thanks
     
  2. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    It means the phone is using GPRS, not EDGE. AT&T has been having nationwide network problems lately that have been causing people sometimes to drop to GPRS. It's not just iPhones, and it's certainly not your phone.
     
  3. mr.stinki thread starter macrumors 6502

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    So it just means i'm reverting to the slower network?
     
  4. ChrisN macrumors 65816

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  5. sibruk macrumors 6502a

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    It means you've found one of the very wide holes in your cellular provider's coverage.

    Yes, it does basically mean you're now using the slowest speed possible for data.
     
  6. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Where'd you hear this from? I haven't seen anything about this until now.

    There were slow 3G speeds on launch weekend, but that's largely abated.
     
  7. spamdumpster macrumors 6502a

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    I was dropping to GPRS on my iPhone (first gen) and my Blackberry on Tuesday. Other people in my office (downtown Boston) were too. I called AT&T support and they told me that they were having issues.
     
  8. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    Definitely not nationwide though. Some other forums would be all over it if it were.
     
  9. rannddeee macrumors regular

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    i too received that little dot once. i searched for an iphone users manual online and sure enough, the little dot means GPRS.

    Here is the manual, refer to pg 17:

    http://manuals.info.apple.com/en/iPhone_User_Guide.pdf
     
  10. Surely Guest

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    Facts, shmacts.:eek:

    I think the dot represents the iPhone's third eye.
     
  11. bozs13 macrumors regular

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    Last week it kept dropping me down to edge speeds and 3G was a little spotty once and a while. As far as I know, the data problems have been going on everywhere in the U.S. It's ok...it'll go back up to normal.

    I've also heard that the dot is GPRS lol
     

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