Predictive text is implemented on the 9555 Satellite Phone and affects the
• Creating an SMS/Email
• Adding Notes to an existing Phonebook entry
• Entering the Name field for a Phonebook entry (LetterWise only)
Predictive text is not set on a new phone by default, it must be enabled. To
do so, start at the main screen and:
1. Press the Menu softkey
2. Select "Setup" (6 clicks down)
3. In the Setup menu, select "Language" (3 clicks down)
4. In the Language menu, select "Text entry"
In the Text entry menu, Multi-tap is the default selection. Multi-tap has no
language sensitivity, other than the fact that it provides standard Western
characters. To choose predictive text, select one of:
Once you have made this change, all SMS entry and entry of contacts
incorporate Predictive Text capabilities specifi c to the selected language.
Once selected, select the "Back" option twice, then scroll up to "Messages"
to use Predictive Text entry for messaging. To change back to "Multi-Tap" in
the future, you need to adjust this setting.
Predictive text entry has the following modes:
• WordWise (Ww) which provides word prediction for users who like
• LetterWise (Lw) for letter-by-letter prediction for situations where word-
based prediction doesn't afford the flexibility that may be required in
Special character entry has the following modes:
• Punctuation (#?@) for entry of punctuation and special symbols
• Digit (123) for entry of numbers
To complete a message, you may need to switch between these four main
modes of text entry during message creation:
• WordWise (Ww) - word predictive text entry
• LetterWise (Lw) - letter-by-letter predictive text entry
• Numbers (123) - number entry (non-predictive)
• Punctuation (#?@) - punctuation entry (non-predictive)
The appropriate text entry mode can be selected by pressing the
Convenience key on the side of the 9555 Satellite Phone. The active text
entry mode will be displayed on the screen as indicated in the illustrations.
LetterWise Text mode
Press the Convenience key until you are in LetterWise (Lw) text mode.
Press the key with the desired letter. If it doesn't appear, press the Next
key ( ) until it does. Use the Right Soft key (Clear) for backspace and
Space key ( ) for space. Press the Shift key ( ) to switch between lower
and upper case.
Note: Apostrophe (') for English entry and hyphen (-) for Russian entry are
treated as letters (that is, can be predicted by LetterWise) and are found on
Example: Entering "don't"
WordWise Text mode
Press the Convenience key until the "ww" symbol appears in the top left
corner of the screen indicating that you have entered WordWise text entry
mode. To enter text in WordWise, press the key containing the fi rst letter
you want to type ONLY ONCE.
If the correct letter does not appear at first, continue by pressing the key
that corresponds to the next letter in your text, and so on.
After pressing the last key in the sequence, the word should appear.
However, if the word is underlined (or highlighted), it is possible that an
alternate word (which happens to require the same key presses) appeared
instead. Just press Next key until the desired word appears.
If the word you are entering is not found in any dictionary you can switch
to LetterWise mode by pressing the convenience key and viewing the top
left corner of the screen.
During use of WordWise, the 1 key can be used to insert punctuation
without changing text entry modes. To insert punctuation, press the 1 key
and then add the appropriate punctuation by using the Next key ( ). As
an alternative, you may also use the left option key either "Insert symbol"
or "Enter digits" during WordWise use. This also applies to LetterWise use
Digit mode (123)
There may be times when you need to add numbers into a message
that you are composing. Digit mode allows you to use the number keys
to enter digits, similar to dialing a phone call. To enter digit mode, press
the Convenience key until the 123 indicator appears on the upper left
corner of the screen. Enter the numbers required for your message and
then use the Convenience key to return to the desired text entry mode to
complete the rest of the message.
Digit mode may be entered either by pressing the Convenience key on
the side of the phone, or with the Options menu in the Create Message
editor to "Enter digits". During use of WordWise, the 1 key can be used to
insert punctuation without changing text entry modes.
Punctuation mode (#?@)
Punctuation mode may be entered either by pressing the Convenience
key on the side of the phone, or with the Options menu in the Create
Message editor to "Insert symbol". During use of WordWise, the 1 key can
be used to insert punctuation without changing text entry modes.
In Punctuation mode, symbols are spread across all keys based on their
shape to help you remember which symbol is on each key (see table on
following page). For example: ! is on 1 key, ? is on key 2
If there is more than one symbol on a key, press the Next key ( ) to get
Once you have selected the appropriate symbol for your message,
you may return to your preferred text entry mode by pressing the side
convenience key and viewing the top left corner of the screen.