Justin du Coeur (jducoeur) wrote,
Justin du Coeur
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SMS Poll

Okay, here's an odd-sounding question for all those of you who use SMS, aka text messaging from your phone -- specifically, those who have ordinary cell phones with normal number pads, not full keyboards. (Those of us with Treos are assumed to not be the usual case.)

We're trying to come up with a concise and easy-to-type SMS syntax -- which means I need to check out what's actually easy to type. So I'd like to know what's under your buttons. If you could take a minute or two to look at your phone and answer this, I'd appreciate it.

I think of the "common" mobile-phone letter layout as being:
  • 2: abc

  • 3: def

  • 4: ghi

  • 5: jkl

  • 6: mno

  • 7: pqrs

  • 8: tuv

  • 9: wxyz


Poll #1089759 Phone keys

Do the letters on your mobile phone match the above list?

Yes
21(100.0%)
No (comments about what your actual list looks like would be welcomed)
0(0.0%)

Does "." (period) come up as the first option when you type the 1 key while texting?

Yes
18(90.0%)
No
2(10.0%)

If you answered "no" to the previous question, what does the 1 key actually produce first?

What is the first thing that shows up when you press 0 (zero)?

What is the first thing that shows up when you press #?

What is the first thing that shows up when you press *?

What do you get when you press 1 twice?

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