what is this symbol?

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  1. Acronym macrumors 68000

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    as the topic states i found a wierd symbol in place of my 3G symbol (never used 3G before) i assume its a signal strength indicator? stating that i have 0 3G? but then wouldnt it go to edge? here look one with no bars and one with 5 bars

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  2. alansaysstop macrumors regular

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    I forget exactly what it stands for but it's the data conection below EDGE. ie. The worst ever.
     
  3. justanothernerd macrumors member

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    It means you have neither 3g nor EDGE -- you're running a GPRS connection, which at max only goes up to 114 kbit/sec.
     
  4. patrickdunn macrumors 6502a

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  5. applehappy macrumors regular

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    Well with ATT you get three possible indicators; 3G, E, and e. e being the non-enhanced edge (sorry I'm at a loss for the real terminology.) I think yours are 3G, O, and o.

    Nice wallpaper btw.
     
  6. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    An above poster is correct... it is GPRS meaning that you've left coverage areas for EDGE and 3G.
     
  7. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    So, now that you have your answer, do you care to post that wallpaper? :D
     
  8. xraydoc macrumors 604

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    This is correct. I've seen it a few times here in the states, too. Thanks, AT&T.
     
  9. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    thanks for the reply at first i thought maybe i was going to die in 7 days or something :p and i am on a 3GS so JB isnt an option yet.

    also for those that are wondering in Canada it goes 3G E o (according to what that smybol means)

    sure ill give the wallpaper its an awesome wall paper

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    enjoy them all even the bratman one
     
  10. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    Thanks for the post, because I've always wondered what that symbol meant.
     
  11. GFSarah macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    Acronym:

    Thanks for the wallpaper! Those are awesome!!
     
  12. jmitch150 macrumors regular

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  14. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Haha no problem I used to have a crap load but my computer died and I lost them all
     
  15. Stunod7 macrumors member

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    I've seen that symbol several times! 3G is pretty thick in my area but every once and a while, typically after I've just ended a phone call or a heavy data cell usage app I'll see this for a second but then it jumps right back to 3G.

    Also thanks for the wallpapers!
     
  16. Acronym thread starter macrumors 68000

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    for the record i only got that symbol from storing my phone in a wallet locker
     
  17. abijnk macrumors 68040

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    Its not just Canada, it is everywhere. This is just the standard sequence of cell connections listed from fastest to slowest. :)

    Thanks for putting the wallpapers up.
     
  18. alexmadison macrumors member

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    I think this would be a good thread name this Iphone symbol?
     
  19. jclardy macrumors 68040

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    Cool wallpapers, glad I haven't seen that symbol before :cool:
     

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