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The Telephone Keypad

February 5th, 2007 at 10:23pm

There was a question on Eddie McGuire’s 1 Vs 100 tonight about the mobile phone keypad.

Q: On a standard mobile phone keypad, on which button does the first letter appear?

The possible answers were “0”, “1” and “2”.

The correct answer was “2” which, on a standard mobile phone keypad, features the letters “abc”. I incorrectly answered “1”, as up until recently most phones sold in Australia used a keypad which had the letters “qz” on the “1” button. Unfortunately we seem to have switched to the US keypad where “q” is added to the “7” button, and “z” is added to the “9” button.

The vast majority of the people answering the question also got it wrong, I wonder how many of them have landline phones where “qz” is on the “1” button?


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  • 1. John B1_B5  |  February 5th, 2007 at 11:05 pm

    Give yourself an uppercut for getting it wrong Samuel !

    Umm …. I just heard Stuart Bocking reading an Email from Samuel in Canberra saying something about Peter Debman looking
    like Frank whats-his-name from the 1970’s TV show.

  • 2. Samuel  |  February 5th, 2007 at 11:10 pm

    For some reason the email didn’t automatically appear here. I’ve manually copied it in.

  • 3. John B1_B5  |  February 6th, 2007 at 8:14 am

    Did you give yourself that uppercut yet ? (not too hard lest you knock yourself out).

  • 4. John B1_B5  |  February 6th, 2007 at 3:24 pm

    Make that a double uppercut !

  • 5. John B1_B5  |  February 7th, 2007 at 8:08 pm

    No answer = no uppercut ?

    Make it a triple uppercut and be done with it !


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