'E' symbol slowing down phone
Last night all of a sudden the edge symbol - 'E' appeared on the top left corner of my display.
Since then my iPhone is continuously lagging.
Suspiciously, everytime I put my phone near a speaker there is a continuous static even though I'm not making/receiving a call or sending/receiving a text.
The lag is such that it's causing a lot of choppiness and the overall UI is not behaving as smooth as it should.
These problems weren't there before the symbol appeared.
I contacted my service provider and have asked them to cancel my data services.
Will that solve the problem or does this go deeper than that?
Any help would be appreciated
- 01-23-2010, 04:57 AM #2iPhone Newbie
- 10 Posts
I work as a dispatcher, before 3g came out anytime our cell phones recieved any kind of signal text, call, or data, it messed with our 800mhz radio systems. We had to place our phones behind us away from the radios. That problem stopped with 3g. I work nights, and ATT is constantly dropping to E and then nothing at all between the times of 2:30am to 5:30am. I've complained to them about it and they said they fixed the problem, but it's not fixed.
Last edited by cheliebely12; 01-23-2010 at 05:08 AM.
- 01-23-2010, 06:27 AM #3
- 01-23-2010, 07:23 AM #4
- 01-23-2010, 09:05 AM #5Suspiciously, everytime I put my phone near a speaker there is a continuous static even though I'm not making/receiving a call or sending/receiving a text.
- 01-24-2010, 03:48 PM #7
- 01-24-2010, 03:56 PM #8
- 01-24-2010, 05:20 PM #9iPhone Newbie
- 10 Posts
Okay, I did some reading on this Edge signal disruption thing. Since Iím technologically defunct Iíll try to put it in some kind terms that make sense. (All those college classes wasted!) The Edge signal is a different frequency than the 3g signal. Your speakersí wiring is picking it up and acting as a radio receiver/transmitter. Several comments I read suggested that this was a result of inexpensive speakers that have wiring without proper shielding. It was mentioned several times this could be solved by simply moving the phone away from them, or by wrapping the wires with tinfoil. Look at the map for your service provider, if you are supposed to have 3g service and are only getting Edge contact them, maybe they are just performing a hardware service and its only temporary, or maybe they donít know about a problem that needs to be fixed. My ATT service at home is constantly 3g, although I constantly have dropped calls and echoes in my phone calls. ATT service at my work is constantly dropping to Edge and or losing all signals, of course this is always during late night hours, so who knows. I also found a few people that suggested wrapping your cell phone in several layers of tinfoil and wearing a tinfoil hat. If you try that let me know how it works!
- 01-26-2010, 02:58 PM #11