weird icon next to at&t carrier logo?

Discussion in 'iPhone Tips, Help and Troubleshooting' started by pcs are junk, Jan 12, 2010.

  1. pcs are junk macrumors 65816

    Sep 28, 2009
    what does this thing mean, this is the like 4th or 5th time its appeared since i got it in november.
  2. TuffLuffJimmy macrumors G3


    Apr 6, 2007
    Portland, OR
    That means you're on a GPRS connection. It's slower than Edge.
  3. Mush Tush macrumors newbie

    Jan 3, 2010
    I'm guessing 1G??

    Furthermore, your data is going to run about as fast as this timeless classic;


    I may want to get that phone and slide my AT&T card in there for that night club retro look.
  4. courtney.bella macrumors member


    Mar 23, 2009
    I remember those! My dad used to have one, and I thought it was the coolest thing I'd ever seen.
  5. uneek1 macrumors regular

    Jun 18, 2009
    I always thought it meant I was roaming, so I never tried to use data when it popped up.
  6. Chundles macrumors G4


    Jul 4, 2005
    I don't get 3G in my apartment (I reckon it's built like a faraday cage) but GPRS leaks in.

    It's fine for basic browsing, Optus don't have an edge network so if there's no 3G it's my only option. Works fine, slowish but sometimes far more stable a data connection than 3G.

    We don't get the call dropping issues the americans get with AT&T but sometimes the data can hang for ages and it's quicker just to zap over to GPRS for a bit.

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