What does the Symbol Mean?

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  1. HunnieBunnie

    HunnieBunnie Active Member

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    As you slide up that menu from the bottom of the phone, you see symbols for airplane mode, sleep, WiFi, etc. What does the symbol that looks like a Tootsie Pop with parentheses mean? I have turned it on and off, but it does not say what it is that I am turning on and off. Thanks!
     
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    Cellular data
     
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    HunnieBunnie Active Member

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    Thank you. Now, what does "cellular data" mean and why is that symbol lit up?
     
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    carolineM Well-Known Member

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    It's the information or data supplied by your mobile provider via the SIM card, in contrast to WIFI. It's lit up when it is on.
     
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    It means apps or services are allowed to use the cellular network to connect to the internet.
     
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    ^^^ Oh. Thanks. I thought they did that anyway. How else would I connect to the Internet otherwise? I know my phone can and does pick up on my U-Verse Internet at home, though. I suppose that is an added layer of a strong connection.
     

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