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    Help dialing phone numbers with characters.

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    Hello,
    I am a new BB user and new to this site.

    I have trouble dialing numbers like 1-800-FLOWERS. In a normal phone that would be '1-800-3569377', but on my 8100 Pearl that would be '1-800-4,.!11?', which obviously will not get me any flowers.

    So how do you translate the characters to numbers on your BB Pearl?

    I tried reading through the posts on the site but could not find this any where. I am sorry if this has already been answered, if so just post the link to that thread.

    Thanks in advance.

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    when you dial the number hold down the alt key and type out the word, it will call the desired number

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    I don't think that work. I just tried the alt key and when I dialed 1-800-FLOWERS I got 'Eb Dloqeea'. Hmmm still no flowers.
    Unless I am not pressing the right key on my 8100 Pearl.

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    ur right, cause its the caps key... i wish i had my pearl next to me

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    Ah, I got it. I just have to type in the word 'FLOWERS' holding dowm the alt key while entering letters in double-tap fashion.

    Viola, I now have flowers!!!

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    LOL should I give you my address now? jk

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    Yeah, sure!

    Since I am spending so much time with my new BB Pearl, my wife is bound to kick me out soon. I'll then need a place to stay.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StaceyRVC View Post
    when you dial the number hold down the alt key and type out the word, it will call the desired number
    Good information! I didn't know that could be done. I'm usually thinking of the common keypad and figuring it out that way.
    Thanks a lot!

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    Thanks for the tip rvc!~via BB (wap.pinstack.com)~

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