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? Dec 7, 2012 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, 2012 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?


  • That may be it. I'm marking this as the answer, although I have no way of verifying.
    – Matt Casto
    Dec 7, 2012 at 19:05
  • @MattCasto The next time you visit the resturant, ask if they have a network extender :)
    – Liam W
    Dec 7, 2012 at 19:06

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