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There is a strange icon that shows up in my status bar only when I'm at a certain restaurant. It looks like a cross between a house and wifi.

I suspect it might be a free wifi hotspot or something related to a nearby phone store, but I can't find any information about it in manual for my phone.

See the following screenshot:

status bar screenshot

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What is your phone brand and model? What version of Android? Have you installed some custom ROM? If so, which one? –  Francisco Alvarado Dec 7 '12 at 18:35
    
I'm using a Samsung Droid Charge running 2.3.6, no custom ROM. I had a tag with the model, but it looks like the question was edited to remove that tag. –  Matt Casto Dec 7 '12 at 19:03

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This is the icon that symbolises that the Verizon Network Extender is in use - could it be possible that the restaurant you visit has had one installed/set up?

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That may be it. I'm marking this as the answer, although I have no way of verifying. –  Matt Casto Dec 7 '12 at 19:05
    
@MattCasto The next time you visit the resturant, ask if they have a network extender :) –  Liam W Dec 7 '12 at 19:06

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