O2 Voice Mail Setup

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by macfilm, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. macfilm macrumors regular

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    Hi all, got my iPhone recently and want to set up my voice mail, but when I go to set it up it says you must make a password.
    The problem is that it shows number digits and letters (3 letters per number) on each button.....how am I supposed to know if what i'm typing is numbers or letters??

    You know its like on other phones with buttons where you push say 4 twice to get "K" for example.

    I'm sure this is no big issue but would like to know

    Thanks :)
     
  2. alFR macrumors 68020

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    As far as I know it stores the password as numbers only, but you can type out a word by hitting the number that has each letter on e.g. to type apple you would hit 27753.
     
  3. macfilm thread starter macrumors regular

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    I see. But how do you get to say the 2nd letter of the 3 letter button? cause it types from each push of the button. Will have to call O2 and see what they say, wudda thought this would have been quite a big issue
     
  4. m477h3w macrumors 6502

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    I can see why you are getting confused here but there really is no problem to report. If you want your password to be 1234, then you type 1-2-3-4. If you want your password to be JOHN, then you type 5-6-4-6, as the 5 key contains the letter J, the 6 key contains the letter O, the 4 key contains the letter H, and the 6 key contains the letter N. It doesn't matter that you have actually typed JMGM. Does that make sense? I am sure this is the same with all phones (at least it is in my experience).

    M
     
  5. macfilm thread starter macrumors regular

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    lol ok yeah kinda makes sense! Makes me wonder why Apple didn't just have one number plate then push a button to get just letters, Identical to how you type a text message :confused:
     
  6. calculus Guest

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    The password is actually just numerical. You can use the letters on the same keys as an easy way of remembering your password.
     

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