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  1. #1

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    Default Weird Icon in Menu Bar on iPhone

    Hey everyone,

    I have this icon that I have never seen before in my top menu bar on my iPhone 3G. It only appeared today. I think the cause may be that my Dad put his new 3 sim card (I'm with Optus & my iPhone is legally unlocked) in to see something and then after that it appeared. I have put different carrier sim cards in the past in my iPhone before and this icon hasn't appeared.

    Just to let everyone know I've had my iPhone 3G since Day 1 and am running 3.0. It is not jailbroken or I haven't hacked it by using a unauthorised carrier file.

    Thanks for your help

    PS: I forgot to describe the icon (silly me)

    I has a phone hang up symbol with a kind of keypad below it

    You can download the file from this link
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    If you see this symbol in the status bar, it means that TTY is on.

    Teletype (TTY) machines are used by deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate by typing and reading text. If you have the iPhone TTY Adapter, available at Apple Store, you can use iPhone with a TTY machine.

    Choose Settings > Phone to turn TTY on or off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chimei View Post
    If you see this symbol in the status bar, it means that TTY is on.

    Teletype (TTY) machines are used by deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate by typing and reading text. If you have the iPhone TTY Adapter, available at Apple Store, you can use iPhone with a TTY machine.

    Choose Settings > Phone to turn TTY on or off.
    Cool thanks for your help & quick reply!!!

    LOL, something so simple
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    Your very welcome

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    It's teletype.

    Teletype (TTY) machines are used by deaf and hard of hearing people to communicate by typing and reading text. If you have the iPhone TTY Adapter cable, available at Welcome to the Apple Store - Apple Store (U.S.), you can use iPhone with a TTY machine. Choose Settings > Phone to turn TTY on or off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hinow2007 View Post
    LOL, something so simple
    Totally got me, i looked at that icon and went WTF?

    Apple iPhone TTY Adapter - Apple Store (U.S.)

    there's the working link to the TTY adapter.

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    I kept having the same question, so I wrote a blog post about it with screenshots. I hope this helps: iPhone TTY Icon | FatWalr.us

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    Quote Originally Posted by Upeace View Post
    I kept having the same question, so I wrote a blog post about it with screenshots. I hope this helps: iPhone TTY Icon | FatWalr.us
    Thanks; I'd always assumed it had meant I'd left the shower running.
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