o instead of E next to cell signal

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  1. jc1350 macrumors 6502a

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    I can't find this anywhere including the iPhone user guide PDF:

    Sometimes I'll have a full set of signal bars on my 1st gen iPhone, but instead of an E or the block to represent GPRS, the symbol is an o.

    Does anyone know what it stands for?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

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    It means there is no Edge wherever you are: you are on standard GPRS or worse data.
     
  3. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Really? Page 17, middle of the page?
     
  4. fireshot91 macrumors 601

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    Before the O there was a block with an O in the center signifying GPRS. After 2.1 they [Apple] changed the block and just makes a O
     
  5. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    o means GPRS. Very slow (less than 56k) data transfer.
     
  6. jc1350 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah, Really. Page 17 on the version I have talks about using the touchscreen and the home button.

    For the other replies - thank you. The block is solid in the pdf that I have (no o, just a solid blue box). I didn't realize they updated the pdf and keep changing the icons.

    [​IMG]
     
  7. Hudzilla macrumors 6502a

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    It means you got a bad phone, and it needs to go to Apple for repair.
     
  8. Mlrollin91 macrumors G3

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    I tend to only get the "o" after I have just gotten off a phone call. It takes about a minute and then goes back to the E or 3G depending on what network I have turned on.
     
  9. jav6454 macrumors P6

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    Those are the old pictures for the respective GPRS, EDGE and 3G icons. After 2.1.0 the icons changed. Trust me, its the GPRS icon.
     
  10. jc1350 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not doubting you or anyone else. The screen shot of the pdf was to simply show my source of info and show that the info in question was not on the same page referenced by another poster.

    This isn't a big deal - new icons that didn't match my old PDF - I get it.

    Again, thanks all.
     

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