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    Anyone can explain what is letter R in circle at notification bar???
    it is not roaming - this is separate icon, looks like "original" but the circle is filled

     

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    Well, what is in the notification bar when you pull it down?
     
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    nothing indicating the nature of this R. Moreover this apears and disapears from time to time with no noticable reason. Take a look: co to.jpg
     
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    I think that notification is for Roaming.
     
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    thats not it. Roaming is small R near antena. Besides I am not abroad...
     
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    Hmm. This is the first time I've encounteted that.
     
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    What phone do you have? Well it's possible to be roaming if the manufacturer for some reason changed notifications. And you don't have to be abroad to be on roaming. If the carrier you are on piggybacks on another carrier's antenna in certain areas, you get a roaming signal.
     
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    ok thanks, that might be roaming then, since my carrier indeed uses others antenas.
    This is cheap Prestigio phone.
     
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    Yeah that's the roaming icon some devices even if on won't appear.
     
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    Prestigio, yeh a cheap Chinese phone. I've seen some China phones show roaming when in fact they're not. Perhaps it's just homesick for China Mobile?
     
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    Nah. Not just cheap phones. My work phone (Galaxy V) and the SIM2 on my S7 Edge shows roaming when I went back to the provinces. I called the network, and they said it shows up as roaming because in that particular area, they don't have cell towers. They (Sun Cellular) are piggybacking on the other network's (Smart Communications) towers, hence it would show up on the phone as roaming. That's how roaming does work anyway, except it's not abroad. So the OP may just be in an area where the towers his network carrier uses are just on piggyback.
     
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