WordPress Hosti
HomeTelecomWhat is Predictive Texting? T9 Messaging

What is Predictive Texting? T9 Messaging

Best Jumia Tech Week Deals

Predictive Texting, also known as T9 Messaging, is a mobile phone feature that allows for a faster typing of SMS messages. When using Predictive Texting you press each key once to enter any of the letters on the key.

Where to Buy Mobile Phones

Jumia.com.ng from ₦7,500.00 Buy Nowimp

Send Cheap Bulk Text Messages

The predictive texting software on your mobile phone will combine all your key presses into common words and attempt to guess the word you intended to type. Your key presses may result in more than one word; in such a case your mobile phone will display a list of all possible word combinations.

You may also be interested in the Nokia G20, Nokia G10, Nokia T20, Nokia C10, and Nokia C20.

Predictive Texting is faster than the conventional texting method. Here is an example:

The alpha-numeric key of a mobile phone is arranged as follows:

- Advertisement -Fiverr Business

1 2 (a b c) 3 (d e f)

4 (g h i) 5 (j k l) 6 (m n o)

7 (p q r s) 8 (t u v) 9 (w x y z)

Assuming you want to type the word “Predictive” using predictive texting you simply type 7733428483. This as you can see require only 10 key presses which is equal to the number of letters in the word. Using conventional texting we would have pressed 7777333444222844488833.

- Advertisement -AliExpress Anniversary Sales

This gives 21 key presses for the same word. As you can see using predictive texting led to a more than 50% reduction in the number of keys pressed in entering this particular word.

Now lets take a second example assuming you want to type the word “Fast” using predictive texting type 3278. Using our mobile phone the entry was “East” instead of “Fast“. However the mobile phone gives us options to check other word combinations that are related to the key combination. On pressing a key we select the word we want “Fast“.

Hence with 5 key presses we have entered the word we want using predictive texting. Other word options that were displayed with this key combination were dart, eart, fart and ecst. Using conventional texting we would have pressed the key pad 9 times 333277778.

So as you can see predictive texting or T9 Messaging makes for faster texting and is a great tool for people who use text messaging a lot.

SMS Related Articles


AliExpress 11 11 Sales
NaijaTechGuide may receive financial compensation for products/services purchased through affiliate links on this site. See full Affiliate Disclosure Here
Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor
Paschal Okafor is the founder of NaijaTechGuide. A Graduate of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Paschal is passionate about Technology and since 2006 has written over 4000 articles covering Mobile Devices, Consumer Electronics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Apps, and Online Services. Over the past 16 years, he has managed to turn a blog that started life on a Google Blogger subdomain into the Largest Technology Blog in Nigeria and quite possibly the largest in Africa. Paschal has been Building, Analyzing, and Maintaining Websites for over 17 years and also shares his wealth of knowledge and experience about building and managing websites on NaijaTechGuide.

Recommended Read on NaijaTechGuide

Best Marketing Automation Software 2024

You need the best marketing automation software to scale your business fast and convert...

Best Content Marketing Tools for 2024

As a content marketer, you have a lot of tasks to accomplish. You need...

Best VPN Services Providers for 2024

The internet is one of the greatest achievements of humanity, but it is also...

Best Laptops for Students 2024: 11 Top Picks to Choose From

So, you are a student who is looking to get the best laptop they...

Samsung Phones and Prices in Nigeria 2024

Samsung Galaxy Phones are the secret of Samsung's dominance in the smartphone market. Samsung...

Cheap Android Phones 2024 – Price, Specs, and Best Deals

Android phones are the most popular smartphone category. The popularity of Android phones are...

Best Android Phones 2024 – Price, Specs, and Best Deals

New Android Phones are launched into the market every week. This means that if...

Best Web Hosting Services for Building Websites in 2024

A good and reliable web hosting service will make a big difference for your...
Fiverr Business

More like this

Why is Phone IP System Necessary for Business?

Times are changing so fast. It was not long ago when businesses used to...

Steps to Becoming a VoIP Reseller

Believe it or not, there’s a way to make money off VoIP and we’re...

Thinking of Getting A Disposable Virtual Phone Number? Here are 4 Ways it Could Benefit you

“What’s your number?” Since the advent of instant messaging apps, perhaps this question isn't as...