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The Alphabet Mode was entered

Press [1] - [9] keys to produce a Letter

Press [*] key to enter Shiftable Alphabet Mode

Press [*] key 2 times to enter Multi-Tap Mode

Press [0] key to produce a Dot

Press [#] key to produce a Dash

[Upper-Case Alphabet Mode] [Shiftable Alphabet Mode] [Multi-Tap Phone]

Phone Keyboard Allows:
Internet Access, Text Messaging and Alphanumeric Paging from any Phone in the World

Press [*] key to enter Upper-Case Alphabet Mode:
1) Sequential Key Presses
2) Sequential Middle-Mode Key Presses
3) Sequential Most-Use-Mode Key Presses
4) Simultaneous Key Presses
5) Simultaneous Middle-Mode Key Presses
6) Simultaneous Most-Use-Mode Key Presses

Press [*] key 2 times to enter Shiftable Alphabet Mode:
7) Sequential Key Presses
8) Sequential Middle-Mode Key Presses
9) Sequential Most-Use-Mode Key Presses
10) Simultaneous Key Presses
11) Simultaneous Middle-Mode Key Presses
12) Simultaneous Most-Use-Mode Key Presses

Press [*] key 3 times to enter Multi-Tap Mode:
13) Sequential Key Presses

Any 12 key telephone keypad ca be used as a computer terminal keyboard. The speed and efficiency of the Phone Keyboard is faster and easier than all previous data entry methods using any phone or any twelve sensor keypad. All data entered on any standard computer keyboard can be entered using any 12 key phone keypad. A demonstration of the working invention is found on PhoneKeyboard.com.

The Phone Keyboard uses the phone in the same standard way. Pressing the desired number keys [1] through [9] and a [0] still produces the numbers 1 - 9 and 0. Pressing the left asterisk [*] key once exits the standard number mode and enters a 2 key Alphabet Mode. Letters are produced in the Alphabet Mode by pressing the desired letter on a number key [1] through [9], followed by one of three position keys: the "left" asterisk [*] key for the left letter, the "middle" zero [0] key for the middle letter or the "right" pound [#] key for the right letter. The [2] key has the letters "A", "B" and "C" located on it. The left "A" is produced by pressing the [2] key followed by the left asterisk [*] key. The middle "B" is produced by pressing the [2] key followed by the middle zero [0] key. The right "C" is produced by pressing the [2] key followed by the right pound [#] key. The phone code uses the "Q", "space" and "Z" located on the [1] key or the "Q - Z" on the [1]. The space can be produced by pressing the [1] key by itself or the middle zero [0] key while in the alphabet mode. Pressing the right pound [#] key followed by the zero [0] key exits the alphabet mode and re-enters the number mode.

Pressing the left asterisk [*] key 2 times exits the standard number mode and enters a Shiftable Alphabet Mode. Letters are produced in the Shiftable Alphabet Mode by pressing the desired letter on a number key [1] through [9], followed by one of three position keys: the "left" asterisk [*] key for the left letter, the "middle" zero [0] key for the middle letter or the "right" pound [#] key for the right letter. The [2] key has the letters "A", "B" and "C" located on it. The left "a" is produced by pressing the [2] key followed by the left asterisk [*] key. Pressing the left asterisk [*] key twice produces the capital "A". The middle "b" is produced by pressing the [2] key followed by the middle zero [0] key. Pressing the middle zero [0] key twice produces the capital "B". The right "c" is produced by pressing the [2] key followed by the right pound [#] key. Pressing the right pound [#] key twice produces the capital "C". Pressing the right pound [#] key followed by the zero [0] key exits the alphabet mode and re-enters the number mode.

Pressing the left asterisk [*] key 3 times exits the standard number mode and enters a Multi-Tap Mode. Letters are produced in the Multi-Tap Mode by pressing the desired letter on a number key [1] through [9] once, twice or three times. The [2] key has the letters "A", "B" and "C" located on it. The left "A" is produced by pressing the [2] 1 time. The middle "B" is produced by pressing the [2] 2 times. The right "C" is produced by pressing the [2] 3 times. When a device does not have a time delay entry function, the right pound [#] key enters the character choice when the next character choice is on the same key. Pressing the right pound [#] key followed by the zero [0] key exits the alphabet mode and re-enters the number mode.

All QWERTY keyboard data, including Spanish and French, can be entered sequentially or simultaneously through any twelve key phone keypad in the world using the Phone Keyboard invention. Without the use of predictive text, the Phone Keyboard is faster and easier to use than AOL Mobile's Tegic T9 or any other text entry method. With the introduction of Tegic T9 in Motorola's StarTac cell phone, Mr. Burrell made numerous attempts to have Motorola implement his Phone Keyboard technology on Motorola's StarTac or any of their products. Mr. Burrell also approached Tegic to have Tegic's T9 input method modified to also include his Phone Keyboard as a part of T9's operating platform. Tegic, Motorola and any other company Mr. Burrell approached, repeatedly refused to use or license the Phone Keyboard for any of their products, even though the Phone Keyboard is faster and easier use, and allows the deaf, blind, deaf-blind, visually impaired and speech impaired to use texting technology on any phone.

The data entry rate using sequential key actuations is 2 key presses for data characters an 1 key press for numbers, without the use of any type of predictive text. The data entry rate using sequential key actuations in a middle mode is around "1.62" key presses for data characters, without the use of any type of predictive text. The data entry rate using sequential key actuations in a most used letter mode is around "1.45" key presses for data characters, without the use of any type of predictive text. Simultaneous key actuations lower the data entry rate to "1.08" key presses for data characters, without the use of any type of predictive text. Combining the Phone Keyboard with any predictive text program will increase the efficiency of the invention by decreasing the key presses required to produce data. All statistics on the efficiency and data entry rates can be found on the Statistics page.

The Phone Keyboard allows the Deaf, Blind, Deaf-Blind, Speech Impaired and Visually Impaired to finally enter data or text message on any phone or cell phone. The Phone Keyboard makes all phones and cell phones compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act allowing the Deaf, Speech Impaired and Deaf-Blind the ability to use 911 or enhanced 911 (E911) without the use of a TTY (Teletypewriter) or TDD (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). The Inventor has been working for years to have his Phone Keyboard program installed on emergency 911 switches and E911 systems used in the United States. The asterisk key is presently not used on 911 switches and only requires programming the unused asterisk key with the Phone Keyboard program and then converting the DTMF entered ASCII code data into the antiquated Baudot code (ITA2-International Telegraph Alphabet #2 or U.S. TTY) for transmission to the P.S.A.P. (Public Service Access Point).

At the present time, the Phone Keyboard is not an A.D.A. (Americans with Disabilities Act) requirement, but the Inventor has been working for years trying to get legislation introduced and passed making it a requirement. After filing his first patent on the Phone Keyboard, the Inventor lobbied every Congressman and then every Senator to get his Phone Keyboard implemented on the 911 switches. After offering to give the Phone Keyboard to the United States government for free for use on the 911 switches, not one politician or aid contacted the Inventor or were interested in helping the handicapped community. The Inventor has been working for years to have his Phone Keyboard adopted and used by the telecommunications industry, TTYs and TDDs, any and all phone devices, PDAs, paging systems, SMS systems, computer systems, analog and digital touch screen interfaces and cellular systems.

The new Phone Keyboard allows anyone to dial a website address from any phone in the world for telephonic Automated Attendant Internet Access using any text or html reader for receiving audio information. The Phone Keyboard allows anyone to dial a web-cam video site address from any video phone to view internet cameras for traffic updates or visual confirmation. The Phone Code also allows anyone to dial an email address from any phone in the world to leave a text or voice message or receive e-mail through audio text or html readers.

Using combinations of 8 sensors (chording) allows typing without repositioning of the fingers and is the fastest way of typing (tested and proven). The Inventor has also invented a way of using combinations of 8 sensors to type, which is shown on the typing code web site. All QWERTY keyboard data and every Latin based alphabet language can be entered using any 8 sensors with the chordic 8 key data entry method. The chordic 8 key data entry method allows ergonomic positioning of the hands, wrists and arms to prevent the development of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Cumulative Trauma Disorders, Repetitive Motion Syndrome, Repetitive Strain Disorders and Repetitive Stress Injuries. The chordic 8 key data entry method can also be used as an alternative 8 dot braille arrangement, which is found on the 8 dot braille web site or as a method of finger braille communication for the deaf-blind, which is found on the finger braille web site. The use of a digital matrix touch screen will allow any device to produce data using the Inventor's 8 sensor data entry method. Multiple types of data entry modes for increased speed and ease of use are also possible and included.

The Phone Keyboard is faster and easier to use than all other prior art technology and allows the deaf, blind, deaf-blind, visually impaired, speech impaired and disabled community to easily use texting technology on any phone device or on any SMS text messaging technology.

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