Originally Posted by Tapdance42
I haven't installed any applications--I don't even know how to do that! I tried pressing "f" but the phone seems to think I'm dialing a number beginning with 6.
Unfortunately I have no idea how to take a screenshot, but the icon is blue with a red star in the center, if that helps...
Now that it seems this has been tracked down to BB Messenger, here's some tips on why you're getting a 6...
You have you BB setup (I suppose the default) to let you dial from the home screen. This is useful if you want to quick dial, but not so much if you want to use hotkeys to jump to various applications (e.g., L=calendar, A=address book, O=options, M=Messages, etc.). If you're someone that makes lots of outgoing calls, leaving it the way it is is good. If you're someone that uses lots of applications, then changing to not dial from the home page is a good idea so that you can use hotkeys.
(If you elect for hotkeys, to dial you need to press the green phone button first)
To change, press the green phone button, then the menu (BB logo) button, then Options, then General Options. "Dial from Home Screen" is halfway down.
That said, if you keep dial from home, to get to profiles (this is how you're notified of phone calls, mail messages, and all sort of other things -- think "ringtones," volume, and vibrate), roll the trackball upward until the speaker icon in the upper right is highlighted. Press the trackball to change the profile (e.g., "vibrate" or "quiet" or "phone only"). Note that this may be in a different place (or even look different) depending on the theme on your BB.