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Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Blackberry: Dial by Letter Shortcuts for your Phone

Credit for this post goes to one of my colleagues at work -- here's how it came about...

While I was attending a meeting today at work, a colleague passed by me and mentioned he had a Blackberry tip for me. Anytime I hear Blackberry tip, I am all ears -- and when I asked whether I thought this tip was post worthy -- I responded definitely.

In fact, this solves an important problem I have had with my Blackberry for sometime...

Ever see a number you want to dial but the number has letters in it such as 1-800-HHONORS? In my case, this has happened more than I like and I have generally struggled through my mind that 2-ABC, 3-DEF, 4-GHI, 5-JKL, 6-MNO, 7-PQRS, 8-TUV, 9-WXYZ -- getting it wrong a couple of times.


Because the Blackberry does not have the translation available on the keypad to read and just simply typing the letters on the Blackberry does not yield anything valuable.

At least on the surface...

There is a solution that will work for you! If you need to dial letters in addition to numbers with dialing, just hit ALT+Letter to dial the correct number. For example, with 1-800-HHONORS, you would dial 1 - 8 - 0 - 0 - ALT+H - ALT+H - ALT+0 - ALT+N - ALT+O - ALT+R - ALT+S and you will dial the correct number which is 1-800-446-6677 and reach the Hilton HHonors number.

This will work for any letter combination. Enjoy!


Anonymous said...

brillant, I thought I was doomed to never call a phone number with words.