O instead of Edge symbol??

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  1. carson44 macrumors member

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    What is the O there for instead of the E for the edge symbol??
     

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  2. benflick macrumors 68020

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    O means GPRS
    Essentially one step below Edge. Usually a transition from Edge to 3G.
    Hope this helps
     
  3. Rob Mclovin macrumors 6502

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    Ya i always get a small O while im making a call or just hanging up a call.
     
  4. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    I've gotten that as well a couple of times. I thought it was the Obama campaign hacking my phone. :)

    Thankfully it goes away, although I don't understand why it shows up on mine since I don't have 3G.
     
  5. carson44 thread starter macrumors member

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    yea i dont have 3g in my area either. and it never comes up when i am making or getting calls. there always just nothing there
     
  6. Surely Guest

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    GPRS, EDGE, and 3G are all separate connection speeds.

    slow: GPRS
    less-slow: EDGE
    fast-ish: 3G
     
  7. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Someone said it was a transition from EDGE to 3G, hence my confusion.
     
  8. benflick macrumors 68020

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    Going from Edge to 3G (Or vise versa) In my opinion is when Edge ends, and before 3G Picks up, GPRS is only available. Sometimes it shows up, others not.
     
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  10. carson44 thread starter macrumors member

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    9 player working hard for 9 innings = one of the 8 spots in the playoffs, 9=8

    Joe Madden the manager of the tampa bay rays said that when they made the playoffs
     
  11. Inukami macrumors 6502

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    What??? Is his iphone jailbroken or something? :confused:
     
  12. Michael CM1 macrumors 603

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    Shouldn't that be 9+9=8?

    Either way, he must be related to John "king of the obvious" Madden. "This is a guy who when he runs, he goes faster!"
     
  13. equlizer macrumors regular

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    If you dont like the "O", you can change it to an "G" with a program in cydia
     
  14. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    It should be 9*9 since you can't add unlike terms.
     
  15. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    Basically, if your iPhone cant get 3G, it goes to EDGE, if it cant get EDGE it goes to GPRS.

    If you have a first gen iPhone then if it cant go to EDGE it goes to GPRS.

    In 2.1, the icons for GPRS, EDGE and 3G all changed, so it shows up differently then previous software versions.
     
  16. BergerFan macrumors 68020

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    LoL. John Madden is a legend. :D
     
  17. happydude macrumors 65816

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    i've wondered what that is. thanks for the post (and answers).
     
  18. carson44 thread starter macrumors member

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    do you know what the O was before 2.1??
     
  19. minik macrumors 65816

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    In the Seattle area, there are quite a few non-3G and EDGE spots here. Worst I have seen, 'searching... 3G'.
     
  20. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3

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    it was an O in a box. Just like the Edge icon used to be an E in a box and the 3G icon used to be a 3G in a box.
     
  21. Justinerator macrumors 6502

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    o = GPRS, which is the base of GSM
    E = EDGE, which is "enhanced data..." and faster than GPRS
    3G = it's the fastest out of the three connections on the iphone

    /thread
     
  22. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    First of all, I showed no political affiliation and it has nothing to do with my political affiliation. I would have said this if they said something the other way around too.
    Second of all, I warned because I saw a thread last week that was immediately locked for less politics than was introduced into this thread.
     
  23. slashjunior macrumors regular

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    We get a lot more GPRS here in the UK as EDGE is still pretty limited. Although I think we have more 3G.
     
  24. PowerFullMac macrumors 601

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    3G is still quite limited in my area of London.
     

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