Actually that reply is wrong. A G symbol indicates you are connected to a GPRS network. If it's on its own, you are connected without data being transferred. If it's in a box you are transferring data or have an active internet connection. If your phone has the capability, then you will also sometimes see an E when you are connected to the EDGE network, which is faster than GPRS but slower than 3G.
If you're on a contract or have a web agreement with your provider, then the G is probably supposed to be on all the time. Usually it means in your settings in connection your packet data setting is set to "always connected" rather than "when needed"
2010-10-21 2:21 - edited 2010-10-21 2:32
this is getting funny now.
here, lets clear this up.
what phone model are you using?
it doesnt matter, guessing it is a c6, according to the manual http://nds1.nokia.com/files/support/nam/phones/gui
on page 22, everything that shows with a "g" is 3g/high speed data.
anything without a letter or number but having only the double-arrow is going to be a standard data connections or egprs (edge)
If i have helped at all a click on the white star below would be nice thanks.
my nokia C3-00 has a G with a box around it on the top left corner of the screen.
but i know it means GPRS but ever since that symbol appeared I can't access internet any more.
do you have a solution?
to turn off the G symbol go to: Menu, Settings, Connectivity, Packet Data, Packet Data Connection
Then turn Packet Data Connection from "Always Online" to "When Needed".
The "G" symbol will turn off.
The "G" symbol was triggered on my phone when I dropped my son off at college and his school uses Packet Data Connections for the students to send or receive to their phone within the schools network.
I carry an old Nokia 2660b flip phone as well as my Samsung Galaxy 3. I actually use the data phone as a handy computer while I carry on conversations with the flip phone that is on an incredible voice plan when I started the service with Cellular One who sold out to AT&T. The Galaxy phone is hooked up with Sprint that has unlimited data and free cell to cell calls. So I talk as long as I want on the Nokia and Data all day long on the Galaxy.
I'll find out if the "G" symbol will pop up when I take my son back to school in the fall.