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Microsoft KB Archive/104163

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Terminal Does Not Allow Alphabetic Characters in Phone Number


The information in this article applies to:

  • Microsoft Windows NT Server version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Workstation version 3.1
  • Microsoft Windows NT Advanced Server, version 3.1


Windows NT Terminal does not allow alphabetic characters in the phone number to be dialed.

For example, 9W1-234-5678 actually sends 991-234-5678 to the modem The 'W' normally instruct the modem to wait for a dial tone before proceeding with the phone number. However, Terminal sends different numbers for different alphabetic characters. The numbers correspond to the letters on the phone as follows:

   abc = 2
   def = 3
   ghi = 4
   jkl = 5
   mno = 6
   prs = 7
   tuv = 8
   wxy = 9 

Additional query words: prodnt

Keywords : kbtool
Issue type :
Technology : kbWinNTsearch kbWinNTWsearch kbWinNTW310 kbWinNTSsearch kbWinNTS310 kbWinNTAdvSerSearch kbWinNTAdvServ310 kbWinNTS310xsearch kbWinNT310xSearch kbWinNTW310Search

Last Reviewed: October 27, 2000
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