1. iphone2010's Avatar
    Sometimes on my phone at the top where the signal bars are, next to AT&T it says 3G, but other times it just says E. When it goes to E it slows down a lot. Gets to the point where the internet will barely load. What does E stand for and is it different than 3G?

    iPhone 3G, iOS 4.2.1
    11-13-2014 12:08 AM
  2. taz323's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to iMore. If I'm not mistaken the E stands for Edge.... low signal.
    11-13-2014 12:19 AM
  3. iphone2010's Avatar
    Oh alright, thank you! That explains why it slows done when it says E
    11-13-2014 12:36 AM
  4. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    E is basically 2G.
    11-13-2014 07:48 AM
  5. Jyscal's Avatar
    Hi, welcome to iMore. If I'm not mistaken the E stands for Edge.... low signal.
    Not quite. E is in fact EDGE, but it is their 2g network. It's fine for voice, but terrible these days for data. Its basically the equivalent to Verizon's 1x. Not sure what the sprint equivalent is.
    rdubmu likes this.
    11-14-2014 08:47 PM
  6. justinkk2005's Avatar
    Makes me feel old that someone doesn't know what EDGE is. Lol
    MaciLicous likes this.
    11-15-2014 10:10 AM
  7. Miska Hietala's Avatar
    I suggest that u get opera mini, as it can browse through the web with no problems even with "e"
    11-15-2014 11:28 AM

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