Typing in TTY mode on a BlackBerry is just like typing on a regular BlackBerry. You can use the trackball to access your email and the buttons to send, delete and change messages. The only difference is that the keyboard will now appear much smaller on this device. As a result, it looks more like you are typing in a normal text format.
Features Of TTY Mode
This TTY mode also has some other special features. When you enter a phone number, it will also appear as an address bar. You can access the TTY mode from the lock screen by tapping the menu button on the lower-left corner of the phone. You can also use this feature while you are composing a new message.
This feature also allows you to see what you were writing in the message before you save it. In this way, you can re-read your message to make sure that you didn’t miss any important details. Moreover, you can even preview your text before saving it. This will help you see how it will look when you type it into the message editor. By selecting the check box next to the number, you can make the TTY mode send your message in quotation marks.
As you use this TTY phone, you can make use of special buttons for inputting numbers. This includes numbers that are stored in your contact list or those numbers that you have saved on your mobile phone. If you want to call a particular number, all you have to do is press the send key and then hit the number. In addition, all deleted numbers can also be accessed. In this way, you can avoid those missed calls.
Some applications let you use this special mode. Examples include Verizon FiOS, Blackberry QWERTY, Motorola QPocket, Yahoo Messenger, and Yahoo Messenger (for Blackberry phones). The complete functionalities of the phone are enabled with its help. All you have to do is turn on the phone to enable it for sending text messages. Moreover, the feature can also be turned on and off as you please. You can make use of different types of keyboards – the physical, virtual and other popular ones such as the 12-key keyboard of the iPhone and capacitive multi-touch keys of the iPad.
Apart from using the physical keyboard, you can also use the keyboard of your device for sending SMS. However, it isn’t always convenient since it has to remain within your sight and reach. Some people prefer not to use it because of its limited functions. For those who are constantly in need of sending SMS, it would be better to use the TTY mode so that they can enjoy all the benefits of text formatting.
With the TTY mode, your mobile phone will receive messages in a much shorter period. This is due to the fact that it makes use of the data network for transferring the message. Once it connects with the network, it will send the message even faster. All the usual text messaging facilities are available including sending images and graphics. Since the data network is the source of the messages, you will receive them even on networks that don’t support texting.
TTY mode is different from normal texting where you have the option to send messages using both the keyboard and the touchscreen. In this mode, only the touchscreen is used for inputting the characters. Even though you will be able to send some texts in this mode, you won’t be able to edit the text before sending it. This means that you have to be extra careful when doing so.