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Old 02-06-2008, 02:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Is there any way to have the blackberry 8830 display a regular phone number pad? every once in a while I need to dial a phone number that is a word like 1-800-contacts.
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Old 02-06-2008, 02:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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There is a much easier way... less confusing:

Just hold down the ALT key while pressing the letters to spell out the word you need. Dial 1-800, pressing the ALT key on the CONTACTS. Let the BlackBerry cipher what numbers it needs, you won't need to!
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Thanks! worked perfectly
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Old 02-06-2008, 04:13 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I love this feature!
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Hope this isn't considered a threadjack, but tonight I was trying to refill a prescription through an automated system that required me to enter the scrip number followed by the # sign. No problem with the number, I tried entering the # sign both with and without the alt key, but got a Q in both cases.
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Old 02-07-2008, 07:30 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I love this feature!
I just tried this also, and it is pretty neat. Although, typing ALT-A using two thumbs can be a real trick.
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Old 02-07-2008, 08:03 AM   #7 (permalink)
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That's an awesome feature. I didn't even know about it until this post, so thanks!
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Another feature I knew nothing about. Thanks!
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this is probably my favorite thing to tell new BB owners that I meet...
right before i tell them that RIM has thought of (almost) everything...
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