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nunez92 Calculating status...
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May 1, 2013 2:38 PM

I just got my iPhone 5 for t mobile couple months ago. As you guys know the 4g is on the top left corner. Well there is times when the 4g takes off and instead there's and E. it only stays that way for a bit then it goes back to an E. what does that mean? This is the first time I have an iPhone lol sorry.

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  • razmee209 Level 7 Level 7 (21,310 points)
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    May 1, 2013 2:41 PM (in response to nunez92)

    That means your cellular connections isn't strong, so it goes from 4G to E..

  • Kappy Level 10 Level 10 (221,035 points)
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    May 1, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to nunez92)

    Why don't you ask T-Mobile since they are your provider.

  • modular747 Level 6 Level 6 (15,715 points)
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    May 1, 2013 2:43 PM (in response to nunez92)

    "E" is stands for "Edge" which is a 2.5G data format.  You're getting it when the 4G signal is inadequate.  Moving just a few inches can change the signal strength and the phone will go from 4G to E and back.

  • KiltedTim Level 8 Level 8 (35,980 points)
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    May 1, 2013 2:45 PM (in response to nunez92)

    nunez92 wrote:

     

    I just got my iPhone 5 for t mobile couple months ago.

    Gee... that's interesting, since the version of the iPhone 5 that's compatible with the T-Mobile network has only been available for 2 1/2 weeks.

     

     

    Well there is times when the 4g takes off and instead there's and E. it only stays that way for a bit then it goes back to an E. what does that mean?

    That means you have an iPhone that is not fully compatilbe with the T-Mobile network. It's bouncing back and forth between the 3G network and EDGE data.  You might want to consider selling the phone and buying one of the new ones that's actually compatible with the T-Mobile AWS network.

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