Strange symbol

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by SayCheese, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. SayCheese macrumors 6502a

    Jun 14, 2007
    Thame, Oxfordshire, England
    I have downloaded the 2.0 software from the Macrumours link on the front page. It works fine, no crashes or anything that I've noticed.

    My question is this.
    I have noticed a new symbol on the top of the screen. Where you usually get a blue square or blue square with white E in it for either GPRS or Edge Connectivity, I am now sometimes getting a blue square with a White dot in it.
    I've never seen this before. Anybody know what it means?
  2. chris1016 macrumors member

    Dec 30, 2007
    The iPhone Guide (in your bookmarks in 2.0) says it's GPRS.
  3. ryanrit macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002
    Same here

    I'm getting the same symbol, almost all the time. Worth noting I have a first-gen iPhone, so no GPRS. Anyone have any ideas?
  4. slapguts macrumors 6502a


    Jan 10, 2008
    You're confusing GPS with GPRS.

    You've got GPRS out the wazoo.
  5. Niiro13 macrumors 68000

    Feb 12, 2008
    It's GPRS. I believe Apple changed the icon from a blank box to a box with a dot in 2.0. I'm sure it represents kind of a blurred E...cause some people can get confused with a blank box thinking that they can't go on the internet with a blank box. At least with a "blurred E", people realize they still can, only it's slower.

    You're thinking of GPS.

    GPRS is a cell signal that's slower than EDGE.

    So you have No service, GPRS, EDGE, 3G.
  6. ryanrit macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2002

    So if I'm getting this symbol where I previously got EDGE, what does that mean? Iis EDGE not working? Is this potentially a different chip issue, similar to the 3G reception issues?

    Should I talk to AT&T or Apple?
  7. scaredpoet macrumors 604


    Apr 6, 2007
    It's a network issue. Call AT&T.

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