Phone call through GPS!

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  1. Mad Mac Maniac macrumors 601

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    So I had a phone call on my iphone earlier today and as soon as i hung up i happened to notice that instead of the usual "3g" logo or even the rare "edge" logo I saw the nearly mythical (at least for me) "gps circle"!! Not only did i find is strange to see this where I usually get full 3g coverage, but also the fact that I was actually still getting great voice reception quality... :D
     
  2. Taylor C macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't GPS, it's GPRS or General Packet Radio Service -- the wireless connection tier below EDGE.
     
  3. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    I get that circle whenever I'm not on 3G. I'm in Europe though.
     
  4. Mindflux macrumors 68000

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  5. nickspohn macrumors 68040

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    That would be GPRS, and it is the weakest data signal you can get.
     
  6. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    Was this the little blue sphere that shows up in the Maps app when GPS is locked on or did it look like a little "degrees" symbol (small empty circle)?
     
  7. efp1 macrumors 6502

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    i get the gprs logo all the time, so its not mythical at all. its always in the same place though lol
     
  9. bluenoise macrumors 6502a

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    That's what I was thinking, but I was hoping the OP would be the one to answer. :)
     
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    I have NEVER experienced this in the 1 1/2 years I have owned an iPhone and iPhone 3G. I have seen it on iPhone screen shots, but never in person. It's a very weak signal... I guess I'm fortunate to have great AT&T coverage.
     
  12. efice32 macrumors 6502

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    that's probably the only time that's ever been said
     
  13. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    That's possible... But we do hear complainers here for the most part, hence the idea as these being help forums and the reason for such negative feedback.
     
  14. Sean Dempsey macrumors 68000

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    I love it when a person starts a topic that is total fail, and then never comes back and comments.
     
  15. Small White Car macrumors G4

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    I see it about 2-3 times a month. It's usually only there for 20-30 seconds and then it disappears.

    Very similar to my Elvis sightings, now that I think about it.
     
  16. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    Eh, everyone has a post where they look back and say ****! Did I say that?!?
     
  17. dccorona macrumors 68020

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    where do you live that you dont even get EDGE service?
    and how upset are you about paying extra for a service you CAN'T use?
     
  18. Auzburner macrumors 65816

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    LMAO!!! Haha, the OP returns!
     
  19. dextertangocci macrumors 68000

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    I get it quite a lot, but the speed is still pretty good:confused:
     
  20. ogdogg macrumors 6502

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    I just took a picture using the home button as the camera lens! It was a picture of my pet unicorn and no you can't see it.
     
  21. ViViDboarder macrumors 68040

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    Wow!!! This was a funny post! OP coming back just in time FTW!!!
     
  22. Andrew K. macrumors 65816

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    Failure FAIL ( no one says FAIL anymore its getting old )
     
  23. DanielJvdBerg macrumors regular

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    Here in The Netherlands every other connection than 3G on my iPhone is GPRS. And that's quite often, T-Mobile NL has a lot of holes in it's cover, and GPRS is truly horrible.
    Now really,
    Horrible:eek:
    Maybe 20KB/s MAX
     
  24. cere macrumors 6502

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    GRPS. You aren't making calls over your GPS satellite locating signal.
     

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