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  1. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    I've had my Pearl for about 2 weeks now and I love this thing, but yesterday I stumbled upon my first "problem" with the Pearl ... albeit a minor problem. I had a number to dial in which part of the number was provided as a word -- e.g., 1-800-BEST-BUY. Since the Pearl doesn't have the letters in place that correspond to a typical telephone, I wasn't able to dial the number. I knew that the number "1" was skipped, and then "abc" began with number "2." However, I remembered that a couple of numbers had 4 letters and, at the time, I did not remember that it was the "7" and the "9."

    So, I'm thinking that I'll just put a little note in the MemoPad that states what letters are associated with what numbers. Before doing that, I was just wondering if anybody has come up with a better solution.

    Thanks.
    11-14-07 11:06 AM
  2. daddybear's Avatar
    ok...ready?

    press and hold the alt key and type b e s t b u y

    release alt key

    (note: letter "s" is a quick double tap on "a s" key, letter "y" is a quick double tap on "t y" key)

    you feel me knockin'?

    well lemme in.....

    -db

    i tried it on my 8130 just now and it worked so..... whose yer daddy? c'mon... whose yer daddy? thats right....daddybear...

    ha ha. just kidding. have fun with the pearl... i love the 8130..
    Last edited by daddybear; 11-14-07 at 08:46 PM. Reason: joking always joking
    11-14-07 08:41 PM
  3. Adrian's Avatar
    I concur. It works great everytime!
    11-15-07 11:08 AM
  4. Bla1ze's Avatar
    i tried it on my 8130 just now and it worked so..... whose yer daddy? c'mon... whose yer daddy? thats right....daddybear...
    fomclmao!!
    11-15-07 03:03 PM
  5. daddybear's Avatar
    Thanks bla1ze. ..

    I'm just here for the giggles...

    Just kidding. I had the exact same question once...
    But I learned it and now I share it...

    Can you feel the crackberry love?

    -db

    With my pearl I will rule the world....

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    littleboat likes this.
    11-15-07 05:39 PM
  6. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    Thanks db.

    Your solution works perfectly for dialing numbers like 1-800-BEST-BUY.

    However, it does not work when already on an active call. For example, let's say you call a company and it's after business hours. You will typically get a voice prompt that says "dial the first 3 letters of the last name of the person you're trying to reach." In this instance, your method does not work.

    Any known solution for this?
    11-15-07 05:44 PM
  7. daddybear's Avatar
    gg72-

    i had the same problem, but when i tried the same method with that kind of "audex" system it worked perfectly..

    i just held the alt key and typed....

    -db
    11-15-07 07:25 PM
  8. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    Hmm, when I held the alt key and pressed the letter "p," it went into speakerphone.

    I wonder what I did wrong.
    11-15-07 07:28 PM
  9. anon(153966)'s Avatar
    Where you on the dial / phone screen?
    11-16-07 06:59 AM
  10. GadgetGuru72's Avatar
    Where you on the dial / phone screen?
    Of course. I was on an active call trying to navigate a company directory by typing the first 3 letters of a person's last name. When I hit alt-p in order to type a "p," it kicked me out to speakerphone.
    11-16-07 10:09 AM
  11. ownerop's Avatar
    it doesnt work for me on my 8110 with AT&T.
    11-21-07 01:36 PM
  12. ownerop's Avatar
    ok...ready?

    press and hold the alt key and type b e s t b u y

    release alt key

    (note: letter "s" is a quick double tap on "a s" key, letter "y" is a quick double tap on "t y" key)

    you feel me knockin'?

    well lemme in.....

    -db

    i tried it on my 8130 just now and it worked so..... whose yer daddy? c'mon... whose yer daddy? thats right....daddybear...

    ha ha. just kidding. have fun with the pearl... i love the 8130..
    It doesnt work with 4.2.1.96 OS, does anyone know of any updates coming to fix this issue? I downgraded back to 4.2.0.73 and it works fine but this version doesn not support separate inbox for SMS which I dont like.
    11-23-07 02:34 AM
  13. blackberrydrakes's Avatar
    i just tried this on my pearl...
    it worked
    11-27-07 05:18 PM
  14. fenellatogo's Avatar
    i tried it on the 8130, and it didn't seem to work...
    11-27-07 05:39 PM
  15. Trevor's Avatar
    Thread moved to the FAQ section.
    11-29-07 03:29 PM
  16. cate's Avatar
    THANK YOU. i thought this was a -gasp- flaw!
    01-05-08 03:42 AM
  17. lindathetg's Avatar
    I tried typing "best buy" on my curve but then when I tried the "e", it was automatically the #2. Now, I'm old skool and remember the days of typing a text message on my Nokia where I only had 10 keys and had to type the #2 x3 for a c!

    Last edited by Linda_SoCal; 01-07-08 at 02:56 PM.
    01-07-08 02:51 PM
  18. vopium's Avatar
    Yup its working thanks!!
    01-08-08 06:14 AM
  19. yogi's Avatar
    Works well for me on BB 8130
    01-08-08 07:39 AM
  20. addicted2mycrackberry's Avatar
    Omg. I didn't know there was a solution to this. I'm on a curve but it works just the same! Yay!

    Posted from my CrackBerry at wapforums.crackberry.com
    01-15-08 12:00 AM
  21. donnanicole's Avatar
    i was having the saaame problem..

    and whaddya know, it works...awesome!!! thanks db
    01-15-08 10:53 AM
  22. kensington's Avatar
    Thanks for this information!

    I was driving through Tampa and heard and the local radio station offered a killer set of tickets to the next 10 callers... I grabbed my BB and went nuts trying to dial the number! Needless to say I didn't get those tickets, but now I have been educated!

    Kenz
    01-19-08 08:23 AM
  23. Sy3322's Avatar
    Where is alt key ???

    Pardon my ignorance...
    02-19-08 02:56 AM
  24. daddybear's Avatar
    sy-

    you have an 8130? with verizon??
    your profile says 8310...
    the alt key is the bottom left key with an up and down arrow cojoined...

    -db
    02-19-08 06:34 AM
  25. pammyhound's Avatar
    ok...ready?
    press and hold the alt key and type b e s t b u y
    release alt key

    you feel me knockin'?

    well lemme in.....

    whose yer daddy? c'mon... whose yer daddy? thats right....daddybear...
    HOLY CRAP! It works, this is the best Monday ever! I have a "vanity' toll free number for my business (877-PammyTA) so now I know all your BB users have a much easier time then the rest of the world in dialing my number!


    YOU'RE MY DADDY FOR SURE! lol (as a newbie to the Crackworld it takes so little to impress me! )
    Last edited by pammyhound; 02-25-08 at 07:28 AM.
    02-25-08 07:25 AM
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