Originally Posted by PaulQ
Well, here's the problem. After I pick "SMS Text Bob Jones", it takes me to the message composition screen. When I type, all I get his numbers. There is no ABC or NUM in the corner.
When I hold down *, it switches to letters but not SureType. It gives no indication of the switch either.
From the main screen, type in the name of a contact.
Scroll to the name and push MENU
Pick SMS TEXT <name>
Then you will see what happens.
You have to go into MENU again and pick ENABLE SURETYPE.
I don't get it?
I got another problem - I did exactly as you said, and when I reached the SMS screen I kept * pressed. It started typing in predictive text. Now the problem is this - Suretype will not work on my Phone acreen any more. Before this I could type the name of a person in my address book and suretype would kick in and it would automatically scroll the address book to that name. Now that functionality is broken! Suretype does not work on the phone screen. For example, if a name starts with "Shin" and I type it normally, suretype would pick up the name from the address book. But now it just types "Agub" instead of "Shin" - Agub being the first letters on those keys!
This person on another forum had the same problem, I can't post links yet: