How to Dial Word-Based Phone Numbers on a BlackBerry has posted a useful tip that solves a problem that many BlackBerry users have had: how to dial all those phone numbers with words in them?? (e.g. 1-888-ROGERS1). The keypad letters don’t seem to correspond with the old rotary number/letter system.

There were always workarounds, from looking elsewhere on a webpage for the actual number to looking at an older phone and writing down the numbers yourself. But it seems all this time there was an easier way: just hold down the ‘alt’ key while dialing the letters (but not the numbers), and the BlackBerry will substitute the proper number.

A frustrating problem (for some of us, anyway) solved!

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