what does the o stand for

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  1. oxdtown macrumors member

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    It's GPRS (General Packet Radio Service). When You don't have 3G nor Edge, you have GPRS. It is extremely slow, a lot slower then Edge.
     
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    haha thanks i usually have full bars of edge but last week at country thunder it was going between all three thanks
     
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    you guys got it all wrong, it stands for Ohhh **** im ****ed!
     
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    You wish. ;)
     
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    Had to be done.

    [​IMG]

    I hope that I never see that little "o" again.......
     
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    I had that symbol on my new 3G S while driving through Wisconsin. It was followed by about 50 miles of no signal whatsoever. Gotta love AT&T!
     
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    Spoilt people. I don't get EDGE in Australia, it's either spotty 3G or GPRS.

    Thanks Optus.
     
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    Yes. Good analogy. But, it's dial-up on a 300 baud acoustic coupled modem.
    Edge is therefore a 33.6kbps modem connection, and 3G is like 1.5Mb DSL in an old apartment with bad ground circuits, during a lightning storm.

    Well, that's depressing...
     
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    Haha I only just realised that the "o" isn't EDGE. I always assumed it was as it only ever goes between 3G and O, and I've never heard of this GPRS before.

    Learn something new every day.
     
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    OP could have read the manual. Would have saved time, and probably would have learned something new about the iPhone.
     
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    Read, as in, there's not an app for that???:eek:

    Who does that?
     
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    What manual? We don't need no stinking manuals! :)

    Edit: I was joking for those who couldn't tell (see below). It was a reference to "we don't need no stinking badges," from some movie I forget the title of.

    The manual can be found on the Apple website online and you can also find it by googling, which will give you a pdf.
     
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    I disagree! Manuals are there for reference. Apple doesn't spend hours writing a manual for no reason.
     
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    Actually, it's "Gotta love WI!"

    The signal in this state is horrible, if you drive more than 20 miles north of Milwaukee you'd have better luck with two tin cans and a piece of string
     
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    Blazing Saddles :)
     
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    "No Stinking Badges" actually came from the movie "Treasure of The Sierra Madre" of 1948 and has often been misquoted and eventually became a famous quote from "Blazing Saddles" of 1974.....:eek::eek::eek:
     

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