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Old 11-06-2007, 03:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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So here is the problem when I want to make a call BUT want to dial using the companies name, like 800Imatrix, here is the result:
"Alt+1" returns "E" correctly
Alt+1+1 returns "EE1" incorrectly It should return "R", the second letter on the one key.
Alt+2+2 returns "TT2" incorrectly
The behaviour continues with all the rest of the numbers.
Any advise?
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Old 11-06-2007, 03:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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First thing I'd do is a hard reboot by removing/reinserting the battery (while the device is on). That usually clears up weird phone stuff.
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Does this work on th 8830? I'm not quite clear on how it's supposed to work though.. You state that Alt+1 does an E correctly, but on a normal phone a 1 is nothing, a 2 is ABC,.. so how does this work?
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Does this work on th 8830? I'm not quite clear on how it's supposed to work though.. You state that Alt+1 does an E correctly, but on a normal phone a 1 is nothing, a 2 is ABC,.. so how does this work?
He's using a Pearl which might be what's confusing. It should work fine on the 8830. Try it. Dial 1800 (press and hold ALT) MATTRESS. It should substitute numbers for letters when you hit "Send."
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thats because your qwerty keyboard doesnt correspond with a regular phone pad. you have to look at a regular phone keypad, get the numbers from there and then dial from your bb. unless you know of a way to reprogram your keys on your bb, thats just a cost of using a bb. if someone gives you a phone number with letters in it ask them for the all number version.
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Most phones in the BB category have smart dialing so when you dial a number like 1800mybobby the phone should dial the number according to standard keypad imput
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He's using a Pearl which might be what's confusing. It should work fine on the 8830. Try it. Dial 1800 (press and hold ALT) MATTRESS. It should substitute numbers for letters when you hit "Send."
Ahh, cool that did it. It didn't translate it until I hit send, which is why I originally thought it wasn't working. Thanks for the help Larry! Very handy feature.
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thats because your qwerty keyboard doesnt correspond with a regular phone pad. you have to look at a regular phone keypad, get the numbers from there and then dial from your bb. unless you know of a way to reprogram your keys on your bb, thats just a cost of using a bb. if someone gives you a phone number with letters in it ask them for the all number version.
This is not true - you do NOT have to know what key a number is on in order to dial it. You just have to hold the ALT key down and press the letter you need.

For the non-QWERTY devices, you have to double-tap the key to get the 2nd letter on the key.
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Old 11-06-2007, 04:23 PM   #9 (permalink)
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well i guess i learned something new today. wasnt aware of how to do that. thanx for the new tip!
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There's a better way to do this then holding the ALT key as I've noticed that can get a bit funky sometimes.
Hold down the CAP key while typing the letters, you'll get them for sure then, you can also do a CAP lock and it will type in the letters until you turn the CAP lock off.

Hope this helps a little.
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Yep CAPS works, thanks. Same difference as far as the "interpretive" dialing.
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Thanks for all the replies but it doesn't seem to fix the problem I'm having as described in the original post. I guess I'll have to RMA the devise.
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