When composing text messages, it is difficult to send smileys or certain emotions in a text message if your phone does not have smiley capabilities. However, you can use symbols on your cell phone to create different items. A flower can be sent in a text message to console someone, show emotions or for any other reason you would send real flowers.
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Select "Options" in the message field of your phone.
Scroll down to highlight and select "Add Symbol." The symbols screen will appear.
Scroll until you see the "@" symbol. This is called the "at" symbol. Press the corresponding number on your cell phone keypad that is next to the @ symbol. You will then be taken back to the message screen where you'll see the symbol.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Select the ")" (right parenthesis).
Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Select the "-" (dash/hyphen). Repeat to create two dashes.
Repeat Steps 1 and 2. Select the "," (comma) as the next symbol.
Repeat Step 5. Your flower should look like this: @)--,--. You can make the flower longer or shorter by adding spaces between the symbols.
Send your message. The receiver will see the flower as you typed it.
Tips and warnings
- There are variations of this flower. See References.
- Smart phones may already have the symbols on the keypad. They can be accessed by pressing Shift + the desired symbol. See the phones manual for instruction on accessing the symbols.
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