How to Switch From the Alphabet to Numerals in Texting

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Unless your cell phone contains a full keyboard similar to one found on a computer, you must first switch the phone's settings from alphabet to numerals before you are able to enter numbers into a text message. Such a move is necessary for those entering several numbers at one time, such as when typing in a phone number. The method for accessing the phone's "numerals" or "numbers" text messaging option varies per the keypad or keyboard found on the phone.

Keypad phone

  • Press the "Go" or "Menu" button on the phone to navigate to the phone's Main Menu screen.

  • Press the button on the phone that corresponds to the "Text Messaging" or "Messaging" category. Several categories appear.

  • Choose the "Text Message" or "New Message" option. A blank text message screen appears.

  • Press the button that corresponds to the "Message Settings" or "Settings" option. Several categories appear.

  • Use the arrow keys on the phone to highlight the "Input" or "Text" category. Then, highlight and choose "Numbers," "Numerals," "123" or a similar category. Press "OK." The text message input setting is switched from alphabet to numerals.

Keyboard phone

  • Open the phone, if necessary, to access the phone's keyboard.

  • Press the "Menu" or "Go" button on the phone to access the phone's Main Menu screen.

  • Press the "Messaging" or "Text Message" button. Then, select the "New Message" or "Text Message" option. A blank text message screen appears.

  • Press the "Symbol" or "Numbers" button located on the keyboard. This button is likely a different color than the other buttons on the keyboard, and is found near the keyboard's "Shift" or "Caps" button. After pressing this button, the phone is switched from alphabet to numbers.

  • Find the number keys on the keyboard. The 10 number keys share a button with 10 letter keys. Press one of the number keys, and the number appears in the text message. Repeat Steps 4 and 5, as needed, until you are done entering numbers.

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