1. Matthew Dewey's Avatar
    I have an iPhone 3G and 3G does not show at the top of the screen.

    - I have enabled 3G on the phone
    - I live in an area where my provider has 3G coverage
    - I have downloaded the latest updates

    My question is whether the iPhone will still be on the 3G network if this symbol is not showing, or whether I will need to do a reset on the phone.


    05-09-2009 08:34 PM
  2. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    What's there instead? The Edge symbol? My guess would be that you actually don't have 3G coverage. Do you know anyone else with an iPhone (or any phone that can access 3G) to compare if both phones don't indicate 3G?
    05-09-2009 08:53 PM
  3. Matthew Dewey's Avatar
    My wife has an iPhone and her's is showing the 3G symbol. There is no symbol at all which at a guess could point to a GPRS issue (i.e. with my carrier) rather than with the phone itself. I did have a problem with data charges (on a no-data plan) on a previous 3G device and I contacted them at that point - so maybe they blocked GPRS.
    05-09-2009 09:09 PM
  4. Leanna Lofte's Avatar
    Hmm. Yeah, that's strange. Other than doing a full restore, I don't have any ideas. If you suspect your carrier, I'd give them a call. So you don't have any reception then?
    05-09-2009 09:12 PM
  5. Tramain's Avatar
    if it shows a edge network it happens to me sometimes for a short time my 3g will cut out
    05-10-2009 12:25 AM
  6. lgreenberg's Avatar
    Sounds like a data plan issue with your carrier.
    05-10-2009 06:52 AM
  7. CarlyLyon's Avatar
    i think your iphone isnt turned on to receive 3g i would call att first and see if they can fix the problem it might be a problem with the phone.. where in that case you need to make an appointment with an apple store "genius" and they may be able to replace your phone for u
    05-13-2009 05:59 PM