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cosmicmiami
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎01-30-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Telephone Keypad with Letters

I know how to dial using letters, ALT+letter keys.  What I'm looking for is some way to see the "old fashioned" letters on the numbers arrangement like on a telephone.  Can't believe I'm calling it "old fashioned" LOL.

 

Thanks.

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drizzt09
Posts: 2,089
Registered: ‎03-11-2009
My Device: 8320 / 9530

Re: Telephone Keypad with Letters

exact same way
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cosmicmiami
Posts: 27
Registered: ‎01-30-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: Telephone Keypad with Letters

Huh? I don't think so.  I want to be able to see a keypad

 

       ABC   DEF

  1     2        3

 

GHI  JKL   MNO

  4     5         6

 

 

Get it?  In other words, if I'm given numbers, I can see what letters correspond.

 

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drizzt09
Posts: 2,089
Registered: ‎03-11-2009
My Device: 8320 / 9530

Re: Telephone Keypad with Letters

you dont get old fasioned on a curve

 

when you are in the phone you get a number pad

 

if you press alt+1 you get w

alt+2=e

alt+3=r

 

your keyboard on your BB is what you see

when you are in phone you gets number by default but alt+ any key on the keyboard is your letter or symbol

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dpeteual
Posts: 3
Registered: ‎04-25-2011
My Device: Bold 9650

Re: Telephone Keypad with Letters

Why doesn't anyone understand what is being asked. I know how to use the keyboard. The question is when I am told to press the letters that correspond to a number on an old type of phone, I have to sit down and draw out a normal keypad and see what number the letter corresponds to.

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Jomille
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎06-25-2011
My Device: blackbery curve

Re: Telephone Keypad with Letters

I get it I came here for the same reason...the keypad isn't the same as a regular phone which I don't have any longer and I had the same issue when trying to call a number with letter. someone online posted this, haven't tried it yet but hopefully it's right.
1-
2ABC
3DEF
4GHI
5JKL
6MNO
7PQRS
8TUV
9WXYZ
0-
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VerizonBB
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎03-15-2012
My Device: Curve

Re: Telephone Keypad with Letters

I agree, BlackBerry should have a graphic 12-key standard alphanumeric keyboard. My Treo has one as soon as I start to dial.  There I can touch the graphic or continue on the QWERTY keyboard.  BlackBerry is slow to update their interface since early adopters spent alot of time learning the early interface.

 

With that said, the only way I've found is to use the alt key while typing the letters on the QWERTY keyboard.

 

An example elsewhere on this site shows if you want 1800FLOWERS, you type 1800 then hold the Alt key down while typing FLOWERS on the QWERTY keys.

 

Just disregard the attitudinal-judgmental unhelpful other posts.

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