Iphone 5 3G Icon? (No LTE)

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by Robitaille01, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. Robitaille01 macrumors newbie

    Sep 24, 2012
    Okay I just picked up the new phone today...All works well, except I keep noticing my Iphone has the 3G icon on... I'm In Downtown Toronto,Canada and I am with Virgin Mobile (Bell) Which has LTE Service. The LTE option is Turned on ... Now should this logo be LTE or does it really matter? :confused:
  2. jamojamo macrumors 6502

    Feb 12, 2010
    If you're in an area that has true LTE coverage it should say LTE.

    I have to be honest, I didn't see much delay in 3G vs. LTE over normal usage (like Trip Advisor or something like that) but my son who is on an ancient 3GS says he sees the difference. We didn't do any massive data movements though.

    Only time I noticed the speed was when we were in a rural area with Edge service - wow, so slow.
  3. SWODiphone macrumors newbie

    Sep 22, 2012
    After doing some reading it seems like you guys aren't the only ones...


    Posted on September 22
  4. Applejuiced macrumors Westmere


    Apr 16, 2008
    At the iPhone hacks section.
    Call your carrier.
    Something they need to fix on their end.
  5. benji888 macrumors 68000


    Sep 27, 2006
    United States
    Try giving your iPhone 5 a power cycle after you get it all set up.

    This solved an issue with the iPhone 5 not recognizing my AT&T Microcell (as well as others I saw online days ago)

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