Bizarre mobile phone happenings

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  1. A weird 'G' symbol has appeared on my mobile phone, but I have no idea what it means, or what caused it.

    Is there anyone out there who can help?
  2. are there three or so red signals beside it ?

    if so it's receiving a picture of MMS text.

    at least that's when i get a G on mine. Vodafone.

    Beebs x
  3. G for GPRS. Ie, you can surf porn online with it.
  4. Darth,

    That is either an incoming MMS(Most probably as beebs just stated) OR I think it may also be that your phone is using 3G services.
  5. MRS P says check your bluetooth and IR settings are off and check you are not on the Net/WAP.

    Then check you haven't got a photo in your inbox!!

    Hope it helps (I use my phone for phoning technologically challenged :oops: )
  6. Can't type very fast either !!
  7. Your service provide has detected you have spent to many top-ups on chat lines that you are now entitled to their special GIMP discount! :lol:
  8. Which brand of phone and service provider?
  9. It usually means that GPRS Service is available.
  10. Blimey - thanks everyone!

    I will dig a little further! :D
  11. I can confirm the G signal is for GPRS
    It can be for a few reasons, either its saying there is a gprs service (WAP) available for you to connect to, or your connected to already. Not that your about to recieve a picture message or a text message or even a mms.

    This is for all service providers.

    If it was for 3G it would state 3G.
  12. it also happens when you are about to rx a MMS, on some phones the G will have a square around it and rotate/ change into an "envelope" symbol.

    im sure the orange/voda/o2 website has a detailed explanation of this? unfortunately i cant be arsed to look
  13. Hmmmm.... well my phone must be broken then, I only get it when I'm sending or receiving an MMS.... I wonder if anyone elses phones broken....

    Beebs x
  14. More than 24 hrs have passed, you may now open your mobile phone manual.
  15. It shows that you are connected to GPRS - General Packet Radio Service, the standard for sending data (MMS messages, Internet packets etc) over GSM networks. It means that, should you wish to send or receive anything like that, you'll get it at anything up to 64Kbps downlink (woo!) rather than the 9.6Kbps of WAP circuit-switched data transfer, and that you can talk over the voice circuit at the same time. Don't worry, you are not being charged to stand by, only to use it. Charging is normally by data volume, although some carriers (T-Mobile in the UK) offer flatrate data.