2 Replies Latest reply: Mar 5, 2009 4:56 AM by neuroanatomist
Athena76 Level 1 (0 points)
Does anyone know what that is about? And if so how I can change it back to 3G?? This is really frustrating!

Thank you in advance!

Mac Book Pro, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Vikfan89 Level 1 (5 points)
    the E stands for Edge network it bounces back and forth from edge and 3G. go to setting, general, network and then see if your 3G is on. it's common though. It's nothing to worry about.
  • neuroanatomist Level 7 (31,690 points)
    As noted, E is EDGE, the older, slower network. Even if Settings > General > Network has Enable 3G set to ON, if no 3G signal is available the iPhone will use EDGE. If no EDGE is available, the iPhone will use the even older and even slower GPRS network (and you'll see a 'o' symbol next to the carrier name).

    If you're in an area where there should be 3G coverage, you might try toggling Airplane Mode ON then OFF or reset the iPhone, either of which will force a reconnection to the the cell network. To reset the iPhone, press and hold the home and sleep/wake buttons until you see the Apple logo (ignore the slide to power off prompt).