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Using a full sized computer keyboard for texting


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#1 83N50N

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Posted 20 September 2009 - 08:43 PM

Hello,

I conduct business and communicate largely through text messages, and constantly am frustrated with the small size of the buttons on my gen 1 "Samsung Hue" cell phone. My new dream is to use a full sized computer keyboard to text at my home office. Is this possible?

Thank you,

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 02:43 PM

Since the phone does not appear to have a compatible OS or USB input? I don't see how you would have the phone 'recognize' the external keyboard.

EDIT: If you primarily do your business with texting, the more efficient way might be to change to a phone that has a qwerty keyboard as a feature.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:09 PM

You would probably need to have software for the keyboard that is compatible with your device manufacturer. Not to mention you'll need a UBS hookup on the device, or some kind of a converter.

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Posted 28 October 2009 - 10:13 AM

If your phone has bluetooth consider a bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

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Posted 20 November 2009 - 03:12 AM

Try using bluetooth keyboard. Or you can just change your phone to the one's supporting external keyboard.When my phone's keypad had trouble. i used PC suite and just type through my computer keyboard. That was a motorola phone

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Posted 16 January 2010 - 11:13 AM

Or...

If you say you do lots of texting from home or office, you should look into a program or website that offers "Texting to cellphones from Computer!"

There are many websites that offer this service to many different phone services & carriers. Many are FREE! :wacko:

I used a few of them, until I came across one that I settled on. Check out the following:

http://www.textem.net/

I think you will find it very useful. I did. :blink:
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Posted 16 January 2010 - 06:59 PM

windows live messenger and yahoo messenger work with sms texting to most phones i use them both since i dont get a cell signal in the sticks where im located

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:15 AM

Many cellphones come with software that lets you use your computer for text-ing. You connect cellphone to computer through USB cable. Then start software, type with computer's keyboard and send to a number.

My Samsung phone allows this using PC Studio 7. Most modern cellphones allow this.

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:26 AM

Well, have you considered devices with QWERTY keypads or slide-out QWERTY keyboards?
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Posted 04 March 2010 - 09:31 AM

While at AT&T Wireless' website, there is a feature there to open up from your pc to text to phones from within the website. I've used that before. Perhaps some of the other carriers have this too at thier sites. Might look into it.




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