BlackBerry Forums Support Community               

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-04-2007, 02:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: So Cal
Model: 9000
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 74
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default How do you dial letters from keypad?

Please Login to Remove!

For example if I wanted to call 1-800-Jet-Blue or something like that, how do I dial the #'s from those letters to come up?

thanks!
Offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 02:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 208
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

good question

i was gonna ask the same thing

weird how i haven't seen this asked before

there needs to be an app that shows ABC/2 DEF/3, etc.

i think it should come standard in the 8100,
Offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
iPhone Convert
 
juwaack68's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Tulip City - MI
Model: iP5
OS: 6.0.2
PIN: to beans
Carrier: I'm not
Posts: 13,875
Post Thanks: 3
Thanked 72 Times in 55 Posts
Default

Hold down your ALT key and then multi-tap the keyboard to get the letter you want.

For 1-800-Jet-Blue you'd dial 1800 ALT(JK) ALT(ER) ALT(TY)....etc. You will actually see 1800JETBLUE on the device. The device will then translate the letter for the appropriate digit.
__________________
No longer a BES Admin, but it was fun while it lasted!
Offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 03:05 PM   #4 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 208
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

wow, that's cool,
thanks
Offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 03:20 PM   #5 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: So Cal
Model: 9000
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 74
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

nice! Thanks alot!
Offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 03:24 PM   #6 (permalink)
Talking BlackBerry Encyclopedia
 
camaro322hp's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Portland, OR, USA
Model: 9100
OS: 6.0.0.600
PIN: N/A
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 462
Post Thanks: 2
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

yeah, that works. the problem is when you're on a call, dealing with an automated attendant, and it asks you to spell something on your keypad, such as the last name of the person you wish to be transfered to. this happens to me quite frequently.

i think the only way around this right now is to either memorize which keys are which letters on a standard phone, or to have a picture of a standard keypad handy. for that reason, i keep a jpg of a standard keypad on the pearl.
__________________
"the trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up" -chuck palahniuk

99 Z28 M6 black
04 GSX-R750 blue/white
Offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 03:55 PM   #7 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: T-Mobile
Posts: 16
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I installed a little freebie program called SPELL N DIAL. I don't know exactly where I got it, but I'm sure you can Google it.
Offline  
Old 09-04-2007, 06:15 PM   #8 (permalink)
Grumpy Moderator
 
NJBlackBerry's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Somewhere in the swamps of Jersey
Model: i5s
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 27,803
Post Thanks: 33
Thanked 442 Times in 382 Posts
Default

Why would you need a program since this feature (hold down ALT and press the letter) is part of every BlackBerry and the usage is included in the online help system?
Offline  
Old 09-05-2007, 03:32 AM   #9 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: Tmobile
Posts: 14
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

how to you get to the 2nd letter on the key like H ?
Offline  
Old 09-05-2007, 09:43 AM   #10 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Model: 8100
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 80
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by NJBlackBerry View Post
Why would you need a program since this feature (hold down ALT and press the letter) is part of every BlackBerry and the usage is included in the online help system?
On the "automated attendant" post above, with version 4.2.107, when you dial while on a call, my Pearl gives me double letters. Someone said that this version (107 from TMobile) fixed taht, but I still have the prob....
Offline  
Old 09-05-2007, 11:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks! I didnt know how to do the letter dialing either.

I was messing around with it, and if you hold the alt key, you can double tap to the second letter. Not sure if that was the 'fix' or not, but it works. Im on 4.2.1.107
Ryon
Offline  
Old 09-05-2007, 04:59 PM   #12 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Model: 8100
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 80
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by bbn00b View Post
Thanks! I didnt know how to do the letter dialing either.

I was messing around with it, and if you hold the alt key, you can double tap to the second letter. Not sure if that was the 'fix' or not, but it works. Im on 4.2.1.107
Ryon
Ryon:
You checked this while hooked to teh automated system? Mine works fine if I want to dial 1800 PICKUPS or something lik ethat, but when I get in to the "Press star to dial by name", I get double letters as I try to type them....
Offline  
Old 09-05-2007, 07:57 PM   #13 (permalink)
Knows Where the Search Button Is
 
db inc online's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: in a house
Model: 8100
PIN: 241ffbef
Carrier: at&t
Posts: 48
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

ive noticed that when i dial with letters, i get duplicate letters. for example, if i dial 800-CINGULAR i get 800-CCINNGULLAR anyone know how to correct this? the double letter doesnt come up until i dial the next letter, so im not hitting twice.
Offline  
Old 01-23-2008, 07:51 PM   #14 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

I have the double letter problem also, anyone ever find a fix?
Offline  
Old 01-23-2008, 07:54 PM   #15 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,679
Post Thanks: 4
Thanked 96 Times in 71 Posts
Default

Upgrade your OS to the latest:

http://www.blackberryforums.com/gene...ilanguage.html
Offline  
Old 01-23-2008, 08:04 PM   #16 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Model: 8100
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 80
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Can you check this?

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Clark View Post
John /et al:

Can you try this while connected to a "dial by last name" automated atendant? I want to make sure it truly is fixed before I upgrade from 107...

Thx...
Offline  
Old 01-23-2008, 08:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,679
Post Thanks: 4
Thanked 96 Times in 71 Posts
Default

If you're already on 107 I doubt it will be any better than what you already have.
Offline  
Old 01-23-2008, 08:17 PM   #18 (permalink)
Thumbs Must Hurt
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Model: 8100
Carrier: Cingular
Posts: 80
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Thx

Quote:
Originally Posted by John Clark View Post
If you're already on 107 I doubt it will be any better than what you already have.
Saves me an hour....

This is really frustrating to get to VM, especially after hrs, when there is no human, and you just get slapped around, because you can't dial SMITH, It comes out as SSMMIITTHH, and dies...
Offline  
Old 09-10-2008, 12:29 PM   #19 (permalink)
New Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Model: 8100
PIN: N/A
Carrier: ATT
Posts: 1
Post Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default Double Letter Problem

In case anyone is still having this problem...

I had the double letter problem when trying to type letters in a phone number (i.e. 1-800-HOMEDEPOT). I have the Blackberry Pearl 8100 with ATT and was using OS 4.2.1.96. I tried to get a fix through ATT and they were absolutely NO HELP. I just upgraded to 4.2.1.109, and I finally do not have the problem anymore!
Offline  
Old 09-10-2008, 06:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
BBF Moderator
 
John Clark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Model: Z30
OS: 10.2.1.x
PIN: s & needles
Carrier: AT&T
Posts: 34,679
Post Thanks: 4
Thanked 96 Times in 71 Posts
Default

The issue is still there, just not as bad. If you want it to be gone completely, upgrade to OS 4.5.
Offline  
Closed Thread


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On





Copyright 2004-2014 BlackBerryForums.com.
The names RIM and BlackBerry are registered Trademarks of BlackBerry Inc.