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Old 07-16-2005, 07:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi,

I seem to get the small upward-pointing arrow in the upper right of the screen when I'm in a weaker coverage area more often than when I get a good signal. What does that small arrow indicate?

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hadnt noticed any difference
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I seem to get the small upward-pointing arrow in the upper right of the screen when I'm in a weaker coverage area more often than when I get a good signal. What does that small arrow indicate?

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Upward arrow indicates your sending data...
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After fiddling around with the device, I think it is indicating that it is resending data or something to that effect. After enough attempts showing the small transmit arrow, it stops transmitting for a while or searches for a new coverage area. This seems to happen occasionally at ok signals (-93dBm) but more often towards the floor (-111dBm).

The one thing I am noticing is that the 7230 seems to have slightly better RF than the 7290 at 1900MHz. The 7230 seems to hold onto voice calls better with the same weak signal and doesn't go searching for other networks as frequently. However, the voice difference may be between the use of AMR on the 7290 (I think?) versus EFR on the 7230--I could be entirely off base on this one.
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The smaller arrows are network related communications. For example, registering on the network, searching for the network, handoffs, etc.

Larger arrows are obviously user data.
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My 7100t constantly blinks the up SMALL arrow and does not acquire a signal. Does anyone know what could be causing this? It just started today and has always worked just fine.

I just realized that it is the small arrow as opposed to the larger arrow and it makes sense that it is trying to register/find a network.

I have tried manually selecting a network and this also does not work.

The other weird thing is when it does occasionly get a signal, I go to the network options and it says CINGULAR as the network rather than TMO.

Anyone else have this problem?
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That arrow indicates sending data.
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In my case, there is no data to be sent unless it is network related. I don't even have signal, just an X for the reception bars and it either says "searching for network" or "no signal" under the reception bars.
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As far as I know the BB (as with most cell phones) is required to "poll" the network in order to stay connected. In fringe reception areas it must do this more repetitivley due to data packet loss. Also if you lose reception altogether, the BB almost constantly begins to search for a connection and this will almost always result of a quicker drain on the battery and and will show "up arrows" almost constantly.
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