What does the E symbol on iPhone mean?

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  1. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    It stands for "enhanced" (compared to the slow-as-a-snail GPRS) and is slower than 3G. Maybe the 3G network is having some issues in your location.
     
  3. Mac.World macrumors 68000

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    Edge! Not 'enhanced'. Edge is slower than 3G, and primarily for making calls, not surfing the web, when your phone is in this mode.
     
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    It's both. EDGE stands for Enhanced Datarates for GSM Evolution. So the E can legitimately stand for Enhanced :)
     
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    and you can surf the web on Edge, its just slow compared to 3G. the only time you can't surf the web is when its not showing 3G or E
     
  7. Thetonyk123 macrumors 68000

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    Or eww my internet is slow.
     
  8. yeah macrumors 6502a

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    Wait a second.... HUH? Youv'e been a macrumors member for a long time and you don't know what the E is on the iPhone :confused:

    BTW the E is EDGE
     
  9. Chimopaul macrumors newbie

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    Eventually.
    As in your web page will "eventually" load. ;)
     

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