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T9 texting numbers

When i go to type certain words in my text they turn into numbers and it is because on the sending bar i accidently was typing and then i went to the space were you are supposed to type your message and it started typing numbers when i wrote certain words instead of the word. How do i fix that?

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From "Best Solution".........(quote) "alright type the word that you want (ie.Hey) it will show up as 439. then go through the words until you find "Hey" then hit space twice and do it over again. after a couple times it should pop up as "hey" first instead of 439."......My Comment would be that this absolutely works!!!! YEAH!!! I've had this problem for so very long and no one at the AT&T store could help.....but.....the longer you've had the problem the more times you have to type and change the word. My phone was selecting 843 for the word "the" had been going on for, it took about about 60 times typing and changing and spacing before "the" came up as the first choice word

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I am having the exact same problem and i just figured it out!!!

Ok, so i accidentally started typing "you" into the phone number box instead of the actual message box so then it would start coming up as "968" every time I wanted to type "you". Here's how I just fixed that:

Go to a new message and in the actually message box change your setting to "abc" instead of T9abc. Then I just typed in "you" and highlighted it with the Text Selection (option 2 in the message menu) then I pressed the Zero key. I then exited that message and reopened a new one and change it back to T9abc and typed in "you" and it worked!!! The number are gone!

I've been messing with it for the past half hour so I hope this helps you guys!

Posted on Jun 01, 2008

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The solution #3 worked for me.  thanks.  that was really annoying.  i had 968 instead of "you" so i typed two pages of "your" and it finally figured fixed it. 

Posted on Jul 28, 2008

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The fix depends on how bad you want to fix the problem.. The tip about typing the word, hitting '0' to change it to the word you want instead of the numbers works, it just can take a while. My problem was the word 'what' kept coming up as 9428. It took 3 pages of typing 9428, changing it to 'what', then spacing twice before it finally quit doing it. Keep at it. eventually your phone will figure it out.

Posted on Jul 16, 2008

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It seems to work on words that are newly "wrong", but for words that haven't "worked" (been right) for a long time, it doesn't. i'm going to try a full reset.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

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Alright type the word that you want (ie.Hey) it will show up as 439. then go through the words until you find "Hey" then hit space twice and do it over again. after a couple times it should pop up as "hey" first instead of 439.

you can use that on any word you want.

Posted on Dec 25, 2007

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