Network status indicators from the UMTS network

Article ID: KB11787

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 12-15-2011

 

Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry 7 OS and earlier
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  • Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS)
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The table below describes the status indicators that appear on a BlackBerry® smartphone that is connected to the UMTS® network.

Indicator Description
4G
  • Full wireless coverage with faster than 3G data speeds (speed varies between the wireless carrier being used and network conditions)
  • Send and receive email messages, personal identification number (PIN) messages, and Short Message Service (SMS) text messages
  • Place and answer calls and transmit data at the same time (depending on carrier limitations)
  • Browse web pages
H+
  • Full wireless coverage with faster than 3G data speeds (speed varies between the wireless carrier being used and network conditions)
  • Send and receive email messages, personal identification number (PIN) messages, and Short Message Service (SMS) text messages
  • Place and answer calls and transmit data at the same time (depending on carrier limitations)
  • Browse web pages

3G with the BlackBerry logo

  • Full wireless coverage
  • Can send and receive email messages, personal identification number (PIN), Short Message Service (SMS), and MMS messages.
  • Can place and answer phone calls.
  • Can place emergency phone calls.
  • Can browse web pages.
  • Can simultaneously place a phone call and send email messages or browse web pages.
3G
  • Can send and receive SMS messages.
  • Can send and receive MMS messages.
  • Can place and answer phone calls.
  • Can place emergency phone calls.
  • Cannot send or receive email or PIN messages.
  • Cannot browse web pages.
3g
  • Can send and receive SMS messages.
  • Can place and answer phone calls.
  • Can place emergency phone calls.
  • Cannot send or receive email, PIN, or MMS messages.
  • Cannot browse web pages.
GPRS
  • Full wireless coverage
  • Can send and receive email, PIN, SMS, and MMS messages.
  • Can place and answer phone calls.
  • Can place emergency phone calls.
  • Can browse web pages.
gprs
  • Can send and receive SMS messages.
  • Can place and answer phone calls.
  • Can place emergency phone calls.
  • Cannot send or receive email, PIN, or MMS messages.
  • Cannot browse web pages.
GSM
  • Can send and receive SMS messages.
  • Can place and answer phone calls.
  • Can place emergency phone calls.
  • Cannot send or receive email, PIN, or MMS messages.
  • Cannot browse web pages.
SOS 
  • Can place emergency calls only.
OFF
  • Wireless connection is turned off.
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For information on network status indicators from the CDMA network, please visit www.blackberry.com/support to read article KB02335 .

For information on network status indicators from the GSM/GPRS/EDGE networks, please visit
 www.blackberry.com/support to read article KB02334 .

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