What's up with this icon?

TheDeafGuy

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What's this icon in the status bar next to the Verizon, in its place where the 3G icon is? What does it mean?

 

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GPRS. It's an old 2G network. You'll connect to it when you're in an area where 3G isn't available but GPRS is.
 

TheDeafGuy

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GPRS. It's an old 2G network. You'll connect to it when you're in an area where 3G isn't available but GPRS is.
Thanks, that is weird though. I've had the 3G, 3Gs and now the 4s and this is the first time I've seen that icon. I got a little paranoid, thought it was some sort of tracking icon that records everything I do and go. Lol.....
 

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I've connected to it a few times over the years, but only in remote areas. If you typically get 3G service in that area, you might want to try resetting your network settings.
 

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I get that quite often when there's no 3G coverage. We don't have an Edge network (our 3G is debatable too heh) here so it's the next best thing. LTE is years away In our country too, will make the next gen 4G devices a bit of a waste
 

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Watcher, the Seether artwork is actually my wallpaper. I was testing out a few to see how my apps stand out but I think it's better off without graphics behind them.

Looking at the music title in the status bar, I was listening to Drowning Pool's "37 Stitches" on Pandora.
 

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It actually means Apple has discovered that you jailbroke your phone and have alerted the authorities.
 

TheDeafGuy

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This is getting annoying... I know I'm inside of a 3g network but I'm noticing it is constantly switching to the slower/older network as I questioned in the first post.

Is there a way to disable it so it stays on 3g? There shouldn't be any reason for it to switch back and forth like that, slowing down my connection.
 

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DeafGuy how u got the screen shot of your phone?
 

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DeafGuy how u got the screen shot of your phone?
Press and hold the home button and the power button at the same time. You'll see a flash. Look in Photos > Camera Roll and you'll see your newly created screenshot.
 

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This is getting annoying... I know I'm inside of a 3g network but I'm noticing it is constantly switching to the slower/older network as I questioned in the first post.

Is there a way to disable it so it stays on 3g? There shouldn't be any reason for it to switch back and forth like that, slowing down my connection.
sometimes, not evertime, but a lot when my phone goes to "E" or the circle I do a hard reset and it comes back up on the 3G network and usually stays


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TheDeafGuy

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That's what I've been doing... hard resets, and they get tiresome pretty quick. Was hoping if there was an actual toggle other than the EDGE toggle which is ineffective at this point. I'll keep doing the hard resets if that's the only way, but I won't be pleased about it... I mean, who else would? LOL
 

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That's what I've been doing... hard resets, and they get tiresome pretty quick. Was hoping if there was an actual toggle other than the EDGE toggle which is ineffective at this point. I'll keep doing the hard resets if that's the only way, but I won't be pleased about it... I mean, who else would? LOL
Try going into "Airplane" mode, wait about 20 seconds, then turn off "Airplane" mode. This should do the equivalent of an "ipconfig release/renew" and reconnect to the network.



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TheDeafGuy

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Hmm... I haven't thought of the Airplane toggle. I'll try it next time my connection gets jumpy.