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How do you remember phone #s

  1. By the number order

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  2. By the pattern on the keypad

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  3. Both

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  4. Neither

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  1. Oct 20, 2006 #1

    Math Is Hard

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    when you are dialing..

    By the number order?
    By the pattern on the keypad?
    Both?
    Neither?

    For me I think it is mostly pattern, and a fairly automatic process, but I do hear the numbers in my head when I am dialing.
     
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  3. Oct 20, 2006 #2

    Evo

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    Hmmm, I just remember the numbers.
     
  4. Oct 20, 2006 #3
    I don't remember the numbers.....in fact if I have the number right in front of me I still dial it incorrectly(unless I concentrate really hard)...
    On the occasion that I do remember the number, it is by remembering it in some sing-song rhythmical way.
     
  5. Oct 20, 2006 #4

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    I think I probably also use the tones as a guide - to alert me to errors.
     
  6. Oct 20, 2006 #5
    I don't use the tones. I use the numbers more than the pattern, but the pattern helps a lot.
     
  7. Oct 20, 2006 #6
    I find patterns with in the numbers (if they are really hard to learn straight) otherwise I can generally hear or say the number twice and remember it
     
  8. Oct 20, 2006 #7

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    thanks for the responses. hmm.. no votes for pattern yet.
     
  9. Oct 20, 2006 #8

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    Me too. I have a list of frequently called contacts in my head. Some of it I remember by location - state or country - and I remember the area codes or country/city codes. I just remember the people I call and their phone numbers. Unfortunately the list is getting bigger.
     
  10. Oct 20, 2006 #9

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    now, remember I am talking about when you are dialing the number.
    I pick up the phone and basically just punch a pattern on the keypad. But the numbers do enter my thoughts as I punch.
     
  11. Oct 20, 2006 #10
    I just press contacts and choose the person's name, I have no clue what anyone's number is. I chose neither, because I just don't memorize numbers. However, the two numbers I do have memorized I know by the number, not the pattern (I think).
     
  12. Oct 20, 2006 #11
    I can press a button and say:

    Me: "Call MIH"

    Phone:"did you say call TOM?"

    Me: No.

    Phone: "did you say, call Bill?"

    Me: No.

    Phone: "Im sorry please say a new command"



    Stupid phone....I would throw it against a wall except its a Razor.
     
  13. Oct 20, 2006 #12

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    ah. Now I know why the prank calls have stopped. :biggrin:
     
  14. Oct 20, 2006 #13

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    For the most part, I don't remember phone numbers. I'm lost without my phone book. But, for the few numbers I do remember, it's just through repetition...the ones I call often enough that they eventually stick in my memory.
     
  15. Oct 20, 2006 #14

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    :rofl: Well, that answers that question. I was just talking to someone about those Razor phones the other day, and they were telling me about the voice recognition feature thingy. I asked what accent you need to have for it to understand you since those voice-recognition menus never understand me when I call any company with those. I think I prefer the trainable version.
     
  16. Oct 21, 2006 #15

    NoTime

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    :rofl:
    I get more accurate resonses from those voice activated systems if I grunt or bang the phone on the table. :grumpy:
    Worse thing is that a lot them don't give don't give any option out. :yuck:

    The only thing I use a pattern for is the pin number on the bank card.
    I was lost the time I hit a machine with a different keyboard layout.
     
  17. Oct 21, 2006 #16

    JasonRox

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    I have an old cellphone from like year 2000, and the voice recognition worked fine. I don't see how it can get worse. :grumpy:
     
  18. Oct 21, 2006 #17
    I just search the phone book or memorize numbers with 2 or 3 digts in each section
     
  19. Oct 21, 2006 #18

    Chi Meson

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    It used to be all "pattern" form me (for those numbers I dialed a lot). Nowadays, thanks to "speed dial" , the whole thing is a moot point: I don't remember numbers at all.

    Another factor, computers. Why are the number pads for telephones and computer keyboards inverted? I have put in the wrong phone # many times in the computer because of "pattern."
     
  20. Oct 21, 2006 #19

    Ivan Seeking

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    I'm good with numbers so that works if I need to think about it, but for most I automatically dial the pattern.
     
  21. Oct 21, 2006 #20
    Eh gads....I'm the only number by patterns person ..so far.
     
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