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'G' symbol

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ruthybaby1986
Posts: 1

'G' symbol

can someone tell me what the 'G' symbol at the top of the screen means and if it is meant to be there all the time?

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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,028

Re: 'G' symbol

just means that you have 3g service.  thats a good thing! :smileywink:  otherwise you would proly have an "E"

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mocyoung
Posts: 6

Re: 'G' symbol

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"

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chanchan05
Posts: 8,090

Re: 'G' symbol

Actually mocyoung is wrong. The GPRS network is not supposed to show a letter G, rather its supposed to show a stylized antenna icon.
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Mobile Sensei
ceroberts75
Posts: 5,028

Re: 'G' symbol

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this is getting funny now.

 

here, lets clear this up.

 

 

what phone model are you using?

 

edit: 

 

it doesnt matter, guessing it is a c6, according to the manual http://nds1.nokia.com/files/support/nam/phones/guides/Nokia_C6-00_UG_en-US.pdf

 

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)

 

 

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jimmyireland
Posts: 16,933

Re: 'G' symbol

correct its the speed available at location your presently in

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jimmyireland
Posts: 16,933

Re: 'G' symbol

correct i agree .

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mocyoung
Posts: 6

Re: 'G' symbol

@chanchan Neither of my last 3 phones have been 3G, yet they display a G symbol when surfing WAP, or an E if signal is good enough for EDGE. I've never seen this stylised antenna you mention, unless you're on about my general mobile signal strength indicator.
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carpetshark
Posts: 72

Re: 'G' symbol

I get the G when I'm on my home wifi. I can't get the G on my carrier's network as the C6 doesn't use the 1700 band. Not that I care, either. I can make a call. I want most of my apps to work without using an internet connection. W
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chanchan05
Posts: 8,090

Re: 'G' symbol

I dont get a G except on 3G, i get the E, and the stylized antenna with arrows at the bottom. Depends on what phone I guess, as I am using a Symbian phone (s60v5), and I would guess your phone probably is an s40 type.
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Registered Member
555852
Posts: 1

Re: 'G' symbol

best mocyoung,

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?

greetings

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Mobile Overlord
jimmyireland
Posts: 16,933

Re: 'G' symbol

have you tried rebooting device?

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Counsellor
TANKAIYUAN
Posts: 42

Re: 'G' symbol

WHEN YOUR NOKIA DEVICE IS ON 3G G IS MEAN THE 3G,BUT SOME TIMES YOU CONNECTION ON 2G IS MEAN THE SLOWER SPEED GPRS
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BrotherAndy
Posts: 1

Re: 'G' symbol

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.

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JaneyD
Posts: 1

Re: 'G' symbol

Thank you so much for that. I just could not see in the manual how to stop the 'G' that had suddenly appeared on my husbands C2, He is SO grateful!
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