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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by fitterman, Dec 14, 2013.

  1. fitterman

    fitterman Lurker
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    My S3 had this weird signal-strength indicator for about an hour yesterday (and bad data service, too, as you can see). It's like a Roaming indicator but where the "R" should be there's a little house with 2 arcs above it.

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    Any ideas what this means? Verizon and Samsung are clueless.
     



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  2. funkylogik

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    Hmm ive never seen that before :thinking::thinking:
    Either samsung or verizon put it there though so one of them should really know lol
     
  3. lennydude

    lennydude Android Expert

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  4. funkylogik

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    What does E911 mean mate? Emergency Calls Only or something?
     
  5. lennydude

    lennydude Android Expert

    Yeah...................here in the States (lol) we have an emergency network that uses a number to call it.......... "911"
     
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  6. funkylogik

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    Cool lol i knew 911 so the E was an educated guess :D
    Its same here, if the phone cant get a signal on your network, even if there isnt a sim in the phone, it will lock on to any network available and allow emergency calls :)
     
  7. fitterman

    fitterman Lurker
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    Thanks for the explanation. I can't access the image you cited or search for a thread on that topic. If you can post a link to that thread or image that's accessible, I'd be most appreciative.
     
  8. funkylogik

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    Im guessing it means you have a terrible signal or the SIM is faulty. Test the sim in another phone if you can :thumbup:
     
  9. Mikestony

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  10. nickdalzell

    nickdalzell Extreme Android User

    the e911 symbol is the 'crosshairs' symbol to the left. i think the little house icon must be some update to TouchWiz's signal strength indicator, probably means you are in your 'home' area. aka not roaming. could also mean hotspot mode is active (your phone is acting as a wifi hotspot--enabled if you have a shared data plan). i wish i could help further but i rooted and blew all that away long time ago. EDIT: it is confirmed it's a network extender icon. not sure if it shows up in vanilla android but that is what i found online about it: house icon above signal
     
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  11. funkylogik

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    Ahhh. Whats a network extender mate? like a signal repeater?
     
  12. Erm10

    Erm10 Newbie

    I have a different icon that is suddenly there all the time - it's looks like some kind of funky 'N' in a box, in between my alarm and eyeball icon. It's always there. The only thing that I can think of is that I recently had a message pop up to update Samsung Security (which I did).

    Anyone seen the same, or know what it is?
     
  13. Erm10

    Erm10 Newbie


    Nevermind. It was the NFC indicator. I have always had this set to off and somehow it got turned on.
     
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The Samsung Galaxy S3 release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 4.8" inch screen, 8MP camera, 1GB RAM, Exynos 4412 Quad processor, and 2100mAh battery.

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