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March 14, 2014 9:11 AM   Subscribe

I am considering one of those "design your own" mobile phones and would like to make the most of the limited line of characters that can be printed on the back. Examples and requirements within.

I've got 18 characters. Disregarding bathroom humor/porn, all I can think of are things like:

@;--,-'---

or

(╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

The former is a little bland and the latter doesn't work. From what I can tell, the system accepts letters, numbers, shift+number symbols, and punctuation. Basically, the preview function won't let me enter anything that's not pictured on a keyboard. If it matters, I think the text will be subtle with the color options I've selected, so it won't be obvious to anyone not looking for it.

Can you help me use 18 characters to write or "draw" something silly or pleasant or interesting or funny or goofy on the back of my phone? Please keep it rated PG-13ish (no gross-out/nudity/porn).
posted by juliplease to Technology (15 answers total)
 
DON'T PANIC
posted by Sara C. at 9:18 AM on March 14 [6 favorites]


POLICE BOX
(PUBLIC CALL makes it longer than 18 chars, oops!)
posted by jozxyqk at 9:25 AM on March 14


SPEECH LOZENGE
posted by mippy at 9:31 AM on March 14 [2 favorites]


POOR IMPULSE CONTROL

(What Raven has tattooed across his forehead in Snow Crash. I had a phone case that said this for a while.)
posted by MsMolly at 9:33 AM on March 14 [1 favorite]


THUS SPAKE JULI
posted by mr. digits at 9:35 AM on March 14


PUT ME DOWN
STOP USING ME
THAT'S ENOUGH
YOU'VE HAD ENOUGH
posted by raisindebt at 9:39 AM on March 14


d(^.^)b
posted by thewumpusisdead at 9:39 AM on March 14 [1 favorite]


IONLYGOT18CHARACTE
posted by Etrigan at 9:47 AM on March 14 [3 favorites]


TURN OVER
posted by jozxyqk at 9:57 AM on March 14 [2 favorites]


1 IF BY LAN

PRESS ANY KEY

25 or 624

MADE IN ORION BETA

EAT AT MILLIWAYS

MFR EARTH THAT WAS

TRY THE OATY BARS

THE NSA SAYS HI

ELISHA GRAY FAN

SPEAK FRIEND AND

+1 TO SNOOPY

YES IT WILL BLEND

EXTERNAL USE ONLY

BE KIND REWIND

100% STAR STUFF

HAN SHOT FIRST

THE SPICE MUST FLOW

NOW I'M A BELIEBER

HIS EYES UNCOVERED





If you know your phone number, or have a great google voice number ... phonespell.org
posted by tilde at 10:03 AM on March 14 [1 favorite]


Your email so the phone can be returned to you when lost.

If your email is greater than 18 characters, set up a throwaway that automatically forwards emails to your regular account.
posted by aniola at 10:04 AM on March 14 [1 favorite]


aniola said it more clearly than me.

Set up a google voice number, and put it on the phone as an alternate number.

Something like

TEXTME 5551234567
posted by tilde at 10:07 AM on March 14


KEEPIN' IT REAL
posted by PSB at 1:09 PM on March 14


NANANANABATPHONE

YES COMMISSIONER?

DEPOSIT TEN CENTS

NUMBER PLEASE?

PROPERTY OF JULI

LEAVE A MESSAGE

WATSON COME HERE!
posted by Rob Rockets at 4:13 PM on March 14 [1 favorite]


ASK AGAIN LATER

OUTLOOK NOT SOGOOD

LOADING PLEASE WAIT

TRAIN TO ZONE

... IN BED

SHUT UP & REBOOT

AHOY AHOY

25 CENTS PER MIN

LIFE IS A VERB

SHAKEN NOT STIRRED

1+2+2+1

UNLISTED NUMBER

UNKNOWN CALLER

555-555-1212

WHO YOU GONNA CALL

NOT RATED FOR SPACE
posted by tilde at 6:34 PM on March 14


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