"o" symbol next to Verizon carrier logo

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by icyfire, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. icyfire macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    Every now and then, the 3G sign on my iPhone gets replaced by a "o". Does anyone have any idea what that is? The network still seems to work fast even with the "o" displayed so I'm assuming it's not equivalent to the 1x symbol that is used on other Verizon phones.
  2. screensaver400 macrumors 6502a

    Jan 28, 2005
    I suspect that's what it means. That symbol indicates GPRS data on the AT&T iPhone.
  3. Che Castro macrumors 603

    May 21, 2009
    This has happened to me

    When is on edge or 3G
  4. icyfire thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 6, 2010
    checked another thread on this topic and it turns out that it means 1xRTT on the Verizon iPhone (and I guess GPRS on GSM iPhones).
  5. dccorona macrumors 68020


    Jun 12, 2008
    I'm actually surprised they used the same symbols, you'd think they'd switch over to something Verizon users are familiar with

    also, just out of curiosity, what is the verizon equivalent of EDGE (if there is one) and how is it represented on the verizon iPhone?

    EDIT: just saw that list posted above, and there's no EDGE equivalent for Verizon. I know verizon's 3G isn't as fast as ATTs, but they still have to have had something between "1G" and "3G" (for lack of a better name, not sure what verizons 1G was called). Has this just been entirely replaced by 3G on verizons network?
  6. Fernandez21 macrumors 601


    Jun 16, 2010
    I think it was regular evdo, the one verizon is using now I think is revA Evdo as 3G.
  7. rdowns macrumors Penryn


    Jul 11, 2003
    Surely the all powerful Verizon network wouldn't be providing GPRS speed now, could they? ;)
  8. xraydoc macrumors 604


    Oct 9, 2005
    Yep. 1xRRT < EVDO < EVDO rev. A

    Original EVDO doesn't exist any more unless you have a fairly old phone that doesn't have an EVDO rev. A chipset.
  9. tonyunreal macrumors regular


    Feb 25, 2010
    The CDMA equivalent of EDGE is CDMA 1x, not sure if Verizon has it, but China Telecom got pretty good coverage of it here in China, and it was advertised as 2.5G before 3G became popular.

    The "o" signal icon OP saw was probably CDMA 1x or regular CDMA, either way it means no 3G in your area.
  10. wordoflife macrumors 604


    Jul 6, 2009
    Do you have a case on your phone?

    I think its the antennagate issue. I saw that on Youtube (on Verizon iPhone)

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