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    There have been other threads talking about the transition from Cingular to "the new AT&T", and the carrier line on folks Treos changing from "Cingular" to "AT&T". Well, the change finally made its way through central Texas, and mine changed yesterday evening. The weird thing is that the last "T" in "AT&T" is underlined.

    Does anyone else have the underline? Is that supposed to be some cool graphic thingy (not terribly impressive)?

    Any theories as to why they wan't to emphasize the "Telegraph" in "American Telephone & Telegraph" company.

    Curious......
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    It's ampersand magic.
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    My carrier shows this: ATT
    No Ampersand, and no lowercase font, despite all their best marketing tactics trying to fool us into believing they're not ATT Wireless!!!

    -M
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    Sorry if I was being too subtle...in some situations with computers, a leading ampersand means 'underline the character immediately following this', so AT&T is interpreted as ATT.
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    I love this place! You can get the answer to just about any obscure computer related question!!

    Thanks Toby!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toby View Post
    Sorry if I was being too subtle...in some situations with computers, a leading ampersand means 'underline the character immediately following this', so AT&T is interpreted as ATT.
    Pretty stupid mistake for someone who only had to write a program to display 3 letters!!!

    -Frank
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frankxs View Post
    Pretty stupid mistake for someone who only had to write a program to display 3 letters!!!

    -Frank
    Yeah that's what they said about all those mainframe guys who left off the first two digits in the year part of date representation. Look what happend with that!
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    Yeah, & means "the next character gets underlined because it is a menu accelerator."

    I guess they decided to leave that idea in Windows Mobile.

    The proper alpha tag to send would then be AT&&T, but then it would show up as AT&&T on non-Treo phones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StarmanDX View Post
    The proper alpha tag to send would then be AT&&T, but then it would show up as AT&&T on non-Treo phones.
    Wouldn't that show up as AT&T then?
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    I think you need &A&T&&&T which would show up as <u>AT&T</u> making it look like they intended the underscores all along!

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