Dialing Letters

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If you need to dial a letter on your Blackberry and you do not know which letters correspond to which numbers, don’t fret you do not need to. I had this issue when I wanted to order from the local steak restaurant, Montana’s for you guys in Canada. Their toll free number is 1-80-RIBS-TO-GO, I started dialing the number and realized I have no idea how. I figured it out though, to dial a letter just hold the Alt(half moon)+Letter. Your Blackberry will automatically figure out which number each letter corresponds to and dial.

  • gocyclones

    What about for 7100t where you’ve got two letters per key?

  • gocyclones

    What about for 7100t where you’ve got two letters per key?

  • gocyclones

    To answer my own post, alt-letter, letter for the second letter. It actually shows as the letter on the dial screen.

    Matt

  • gocyclones

    To answer my own post, alt-letter, letter for the second letter. It actually shows as the letter on the dial screen.

    Matt

  • ckostecki

    thank very much for this tip. drove me nuts trying to figure how to “dial by last name” on a corporate directory. had to ask my wife to take out her phone and tell me which numbers were the letters i wanted.

    cheers!!

  • ckostecki

    Oh, and we have montana’s here in Canada.

  • ckostecki

    thank very much for this tip. drove me nuts trying to figure how to “dial by last name” on a corporate directory. had to ask my wife to take out her phone and tell me which numbers were the letters i wanted.

    cheers!!

  • ckostecki

    Oh, and we have montana’s here in Canada.

  • RedRover

    Thanks so much! Dialing by name in our Audix system was an exercise in educated guessing until I read this tip!

    Salud!

  • RedRover

    Thanks so much! Dialing by name in our Audix system was an exercise in educated guessing until I read this tip!

    Salud!

  • Quality Man

    So *that’s* how you do it! I have been stopped dead by the dreaded “Enter user’s last name” feature in voicejail systems too many times to count!

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

  • Quality Man

    So *that’s* how you do it! I have been stopped dead by the dreaded “Enter user’s last name” feature in voicejail systems too many times to count!

    Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!

  • Blackbeary

    What about office phone extensions… is there any way to make that work? say the nnumber is 123-4567 extension 899?

  • Blackbeary

    What about office phone extensions… is there any way to make that work? say the nnumber is 123-4567 extension 899?

  • loren

    Put a comma to get a 2 second pause, or an exclamation mark for a “wait” between the phone number and the extension. You can also press he wheel and select “Insert Pause” or “Insert Wait” while editing the phone number.

  • loren

    Put a comma to get a 2 second pause, or an exclamation mark for a “wait” between the phone number and the extension. You can also press he wheel and select “Insert Pause” or “Insert Wait” while editing the phone number.

  • Hulber

    If you put a phone number with letters in your address book it will also figure it out when dialing.

  • Hulber

    If you put a phone number with letters in your address book it will also figure it out when dialing.

  • Jack

    I have a 7100g. Each key pad contains two letters. Just about every website I’ve come across FAILS to mention the following:

    To enter a “C”, press ALT, then “7″ once.

    To enter a “V”, press ALT, then “7″ twice, quickly!

    If you don’t, you will always get the letter on the left side of the key pad.

  • Jack

    I have a 7100g. Each key pad contains two letters. Just about every website I’ve come across FAILS to mention the following:

    To enter a “C”, press ALT, then “7″ once.

    To enter a “V”, press ALT, then “7″ twice, quickly!

    If you don’t, you will always get the letter on the left side of the key pad.

  • PoloNYC

    for extension #you can simply type in “x” in front of the extension # in the same line as their main number.

    Questions to you all:
    What about if you dialed the number and you reach directory. Now you need to spell the person’s name. Is there an easy way to do that!?

    You gotta love and hate crackberries!

  • PoloNYC

    for extension #you can simply type in “x” in front of the extension # in the same line as their main number.

    Questions to you all:
    What about if you dialed the number and you reach directory. Now you need to spell the person’s name. Is there an easy way to do that!?

    You gotta love and hate crackberries!

  • Andrea

    This has been driving me NUTS!!!! Thank you!!

  • Andrea

    This has been driving me NUTS!!!! Thank you!!

  • gia

    Oh, thank you! I’ve been struggling with this for months. Great tip!

  • gia

    Oh, thank you! I’ve been struggling with this for months. Great tip!

  • http://AtlantaisonSale.com/ RealEstateLover

    Thanks so much! I just got my “Crackberry” in March and dialing by name was impossible until I read this.

  • http://AtlantaisonSale.com RealEstateLover

    Thanks so much! I just got my “Crackberry” in March and dialing by name was impossible until I read this.

  • http://dustin.net/ Dustin Sparks

    Holy cow – this was about to make me back over my 8310 – what a time and headache saver – NICE JOB!

  • http://dustin.net Dustin Sparks

    Holy cow – this was about to make me back over my 8310 – what a time and headache saver – NICE JOB!

  • Munir

    This is a great tip. Worked very well with my 8820!! Thanks a lot!

  • Munir

    This is a great tip. Worked very well with my 8820!! Thanks a lot!

  • Rick

    Winner! Awesome tip, thank you!

  • Rick

    Winner! Awesome tip, thank you!

  • Cat

    Sweet! This worked nice with my T-Mobile Blackberry Curve :)

  • Cat

    Sweet! This worked nice with my T-Mobile Blackberry Curve :)

  • nat

    I have a Pearl 8130 and the whole alt + letter twice real fast to get the 2nd letter simply doesn’t work.

    Blackberry fail…

  • nat

    I have a Pearl 8130 and the whole alt + letter twice real fast to get the 2nd letter simply doesn’t work.

    Blackberry fail…

  • Strat Cat

    Thanks, eh! A head scratcher till now…

  • Strat Cat

    Thanks, eh! A head scratcher till now…

  • Keisha

    Thank you so much!! I was almost ready to give up on Smartphones all together.

  • Keisha

    Thank you so much!! I was almost ready to give up on Smartphones all together.

  • Ryan

    Oh Man. Thanks so much!!!! I've been agonizing over this for a while now. You have saved me from further grief!!

  • Ryan

    Oh Man. Thanks so much!!!! I've been agonizing over this for a while now. You have saved me from further grief!!

  • Ryan

    Oh Man. Thanks so much!!!! I've been agonizing over this for a while now. You have saved me from further grief!!

  • JRW

    THANK YOU!!!!!!

  • Olenco

    This has solved a problem that has plagued me for years, over 3 Blackberry devices. I could not find this anywhere in the manual.

  • Glamazon07

    Thank you soooooooo much. My honey actually gave up on his blackberry becasue he could not do it. I and was so mad, that i couldn’t figure it out, until now. Thanks again.

  • tech/no

    I found this works for me if I press and hold alt at the same time I press each letter desired. I don’t understand what “(half moon)” has to do with the process. My alt doesn’t have a half moon on it. Just curious.

  • Chichi420

    What??? That is such useful information. I always have to pull up an old phone or write down the numbers and corresponding letters.