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[Discussion] [Throwback Thursday] Texting On Number Keypads, What Are Your Memories?

2020-07-10 03:34:29
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Long before the emergence of smartphones and their QWERTY keypads, we relied on number keypads for all of our texting needs and how tedious that was.

I'm referring to this.



The stress of pressing 7 four times, 6 three times and 7 again four times just to spell SOS was enough reason to declare a national emergency.

Then pressing 1 six times or more just to access 1.

Texting was so tedious in those days that writing in abbreviations was our only escape route from the stress.

Having a 'text friend' then meant your fingers are always busy pushing (literally) those buttons and annoying your ears with those clicky sounds and tones.

Nowadays, texting is easier, you can do more than texting th your smartphone like typing out this post like I'm doing, I've written articles of 2000  word with my phone, I don't want to imagine doing same with these little monsters.

But we don't get to forget our days of humble beginnings now, do we?


What memories do you have of these keypads? Share with us.







STAY SAFE NIGERIA!!!



2020-07-10 03:34:29
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prince kiah | from Mi 9T Pro

#1

lol those days
2020-07-10 04:14:11
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Nu Zanz Author | from Redmi 7

#2

prince kiah
lol those days

Those stressful days mehn! 🤣🤣
2020-07-10 04:30:35

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Mizziewiz | from Redmi 8

#3

those times were tough
2020-07-10 11:40:52

Master Bunny

Nu Zanz Author | from Redmi 7

#4

Mizziewiz
those times were tough

Truly
2020-07-10 14:23:06

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Adabekee | from Redmi Note 8

#5

at a time, I was typing without looking at the keypads. my Nokia 2700 really hear am
2020-07-10 23:17:43

Master Bunny

Nu Zanz Author | from Redmi 7

#6

Adabekee
at a time, I was typing without looking at the keypads. my Nokia 2700 really hear am

2700 was a nice phone.
Yeah it was easy to learn the location of the keypads, but it was still stress. 😩
2020-07-10 23:28:02

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Kesla | from Redmi 8

#7

M nokia x2-02
2020-07-11 00:35:05

Master Bunny

Nu Zanz Author | from Redmi 7

#8

Kesla
M nokia x2-02

Another nice legendary phone.
2020-07-11 01:01:13

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SuHaNi ChAuHaN | from Redmi 4

#9

Very Nice
2020-07-11 01:19:57

Master Bunny

Nu Zanz Author | from Redmi 7

#10

SuHaNi ChAuHaN
Very Nice

Lol
2020-07-11 05:06:40
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