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
Do the letters on your mobile phone match the above list?
Does "." (period) come up as the first option when you type the 1 key while texting?
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?