Saturday, November 6, 2010


Dear Companies (lofty, I know!), 

Y'all need to stop printing phone numbers that include letters.  It has always been annoying to sit and figure out the corresponding number to CABLE and other clever words.  But now I have a blackberry.  And do you know what?  I can no longer figure out what letter attaches to what number.  Because I have a separate key for each letter and number on my phone.  And no longer keep a home land line phone as I cut the service after not using it for more than a year.

My internet was down tonight and I needed to call the cable company to ask why (it was thankfully a super simple fix on my end due to my own computer issues).  So I got out my bill to call y'all.  But the only number listed is of course a 1*800 lettersRus.  I had to google on my blackberry to figure out how to dial your damn phone number.  That's super annoying, by the way. 

So just drop the letter bit.  It was never anything less than frustrating and now it is an actual problem.

Talk soon,


mFw said...

I've had to do that too!!! I just google it on my phone! So annoying!!

Jules said...

Ha! Great post and I have a Blackberry as well, so I know what you mean. This is super annoying.

Jo said...

You are reading my mind ~ this is SO annoying. I've often wondered the purpose other than to make me mad:)


Mrs. Kindergarten...aka...Madame Spoiled said...

I love when you have a vent session. Your thoughts are dead on every time in my opion! HAH!

Mrs. Kindergarten

AJLinBoston said...

Wow, I never thought of that--very annoying!

Pink and Fabulous said...

One of my biggest pet peeves!!!

Buford Betty said...

Hahahha - I hate that too! I was dialing an office after hours and had to use the dial-by-name directory and I couldn't b/c of my BB... so I just kept guessing till I got it right! So damn annoying.

Lulu said...

YES! Blackberry users of the workd, unite! I've had to try and google "phone keypad letters" frantically when trying to make a call to one of my work systems that does this, so frustrating. Think I may have to carry a little card in my wallet for keypad emergencies? ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. One of the most. annoying. practices. ever.

That is all,

MCW said...

I try to picture my old high school phone when I have to dial those numbers. It drives me nuts too!

Alea Milham said...

LOL! I absolutely agree! And I have friends that have personalized phone numbers where their last name is their number - very frustrating until I just broke down and put them in my contacts. But I thought long and hard about allowing such people into my inner circle! :)


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