What does the E mean

butur

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Up in the left corner, where the wi-fi signal is, it some times comes up an E , what is it and what does it do?
 

Michael Baturin

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Edge is one of 2 networks used by AT&T. This network is what allows you to make phone calls and connect to the internet. The other network is called 3G, this network is what the iPhone 3G uses (obviously), and can be considerably faster than edge when surfing the web, depending on your location.

Further explanation at Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/iPhone
 

Ezekiel2517

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Edge is one of 2 networks used by AT&T. This network is what allows you to make phone calls and connect to the internet. The other network is called 3G, this network is what the iPhone 3G uses (obviously), and can be considerably faster than edge when surfing the web, depending on your location.

Further explanation at Wikipedia here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/iPhone
actually, theres three. the other is GPRS, represtented by the "o" on the iPhone

GPRS- 1G
EDGE- 2G
3G

or...wait, itsnt edge 2.5g? idk... its something like that

but yeah, you get the point..
 

Michael Baturin

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actually, theres three. the other is GPRS, represtented by the "o" on the iPhone

GPRS- 1G
EDGE- 2G
3G

or...wait, itsnt edge 2.5g? idk... its something like that

but yeah, you get the point..
Woops your right, sorry for the misinformation.
 

butur

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Ok thanks, i thought it might be edge but it's turned off so i wasn't quite sure
 

dturner

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Ok thanks, i thought it might be edge but it's turned off so i wasn't quite sure
If you are on wifi and for some reason get a weak signal, the phone will switch to edge until the wifi signal is stronger.
 

quintin

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would it charge me on my bill phone if it show up?
 

RMWeins

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You may also be receiving the E if you have 3G specifically turned off. Go to Settings - General - Cellular, and make sure Enable 3G is turned On.