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      07-29-2005, 10:46 PM   #3
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The Telephone indicates that you are on your primary carriers network. The Triangle indicates that you are roaming onto another carriers network. Depending on your plan you may or may not be paying a premium if you are roaming. For example, I am with T-mobile which has full nationwide roaming agreements with most carriers at no additional cost. So when I'm on a true T-mobile network the phone displays on the I-drive. When I fall out of T-Mobile coverage and pick up Cingular coverage I get the triangle. I don't get charged for this roaming because of my call plan and an agreement between T-mobile and Cingular. Nevertheless, the I-drive warns me that I am technically roaming onto another carriers network and that I could conceivably getting billed at a premium if I make or receive a call with the triangle displayed. Hope this helps.