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Mnemonic Phone Numbers & Cell Phones

Recently I needed to make a call and the only number I had was a mnemonic one. I get why they are useful, you want something easier to remember than numbers and perhaps just memorable in general, but my phone doesn't happen to have the letters on the keys (BlackBerry curve). Then I'm looking around for a phone with real keys.

Turns out that there is a reasonably simple solution on the Blackberry, just hold down the ALT key and enter the letters, when you hit dial it converts them to numbers. Yes, it's apparently in the manual, but seriously, is that something I'd be reading? It's a phone!

So business people, what I'd wish for is that in addition to the memorable number put the actual number in parentheses after it.

But a good blog entry bakes the whole phone number. Want to see if there is a mnemonic for your phone number? Or learn what makes a number easy to dial?


I'm Andy Warren, currently a SQL Server trainer with End to End Training. Over the past few years I've been a developer, DBA, and IT Director. I was one of the original founders of SQLServerCentral.com and helped grow that community from zero to about 300k members before deciding to move on to other ventures.


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