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Old 07-18-2008, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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For example 888-CITIBANK, 800-PICK-UPS, etc. I am not very good at visualizing the old keypad to remember the letters. Is there an alternate dialing method or something? This is kind of silly, but it is a real issue! I've found myself using Skype several times to call a credit card because I only had their number in text.
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For example 888-CITIBANK, 800-PICK-UPS, etc. I am not very good at visualizing the old keypad to remember the letters. Is there an alternate dialing method or something? This is kind of silly, but it is a real issue! I've found myself using Skype several times to call a credit card because I only had their number in text.
My wife had this same problem the other day when trying to check a train arrival time using USA-RAIL. That was a pain.
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Old 07-18-2008, 04:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Not a pain! Easier than any cellphone.

Hold down the ALT key and spell out the word/letters

1 800 (ALT) FLOWERS... the BB ciphers the numbers to dial.
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Not a pain! Easier than any cellphone.

Hold down the ALT key and spell out the word/letters
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I can't take the credit. But thanks.

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Thank you very much. I figured there was a way but now I know.
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Thamks for posting that. I was thinking about this the other day.
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:06 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Wow I didn't know that, thanks have a drink on me
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Old 07-18-2008, 09:13 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Where do you have a tab?
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WOW, thanks!!!
This is great!!! The othr day i was trying to call the automated banking thing and couldn't figure out the number 800-YES-2000.
I actually asked the lady next to me to show me her normal cellphone so i could see what numbers the YES part corresponds to...

Thanks again fo rthis tip!!!
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Just remember, on the Suretype keyboard, double tap the letters.
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Where do you have a tab?
Just go to any of your favorite spots and mention my name and there FREE, just be shure to run out the door when you leave, they like that.
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Old 07-19-2008, 08:17 AM   #13 (permalink)
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BTW - this is in the very infrequently used online Help system right on the BB
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Old 09-03-2008, 01:02 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Oh man, this is great. This was my only complain about the BB, now that problem is solved. You're right, much easier than a cell phone. You rock! . Ok Jsanders, beers on me for that one
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