Text Message Keypad

Discussion in 'iPhone' started by tulanejosh, Oct 17, 2009.

  1. tulanejosh macrumors member

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    Anyone else notice that when you are dialing a number to send a text message (as opposed to selecting a contact) that instead of the old phone keypad (that shows the numbers and the corresponding letters for each number - like a touch tone phone keypad) it just uses the standard text keypad?

    I've noticed this for a while, but never questioned it.

    Is this a bug or something?
     
  2. anjinha macrumors 604

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    #2
    No, because in that text field you can also write your contacts names or email addresses (for MMS).
     
  3. tulanejosh thread starter macrumors member

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    right but you could always do that - type in names etc... they used to provide a telephone style keypad when you pressed the number button. so for instance - if you are trying to text message KGB at KGB KGB, i could use the phone keypad to know what numbers to type. Additionally - the numbers were far easier to press.

    you sure this was intenional?
     
  4. mackmgg macrumors 65816

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    Yes, because you could just type "kgbkgb" and it would send the txt to them
     
  5. Clete2 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah. I do that a lot for "thirst" (coke rewards).

    I usually type contact names -- I know very few people's numbers.
     
  6. PkennethV macrumors 6502a

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    Same. I've probably only got about 4 phone numbers memorized, so I'm always typing in names as opposed to numbers. I don't think this is a bug either.
     
  7. Appdict macrumors regular

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    But say you just picked up a friends cell-phone number. You enter the number into the field when composing a new message, send the message, then simply tap "Add to Contacts" then you're done.
     

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