When you look at a phone's keypad, you can see the entire alphabet listed, but you may not see a dash. Entering special characters on a phone can be a bit tricky, because the same key is assigned to many different characters. You can still enter special characters like the dash, @ symbol, percentage sign, and other oddball symbols by selecting them from the phone's menu.
Examine the phone keypad. Phones with full keyboards usually have the dash on a specific key. You may be required to press a "Shift" or "Function" key to type the dash.
Press the "1" key on a phone with a regular T9 keypad. Unlike the other numbers, the 1 key does not have any letters assigned to it. It functions as the special characters key on most phones.
Tap the "1" key repeatedly to scroll through the characters on mult-tap keypads. Press the left or right directional button to scroll through the symbols on other phones.
Tips & Warnings
- Some phones will bring up the entire list of characters if you press and hold the "#" key.
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