Remember when everyone had a home phone, and that was it? Businesses used to be clever and try to make their phone numbers spell something with the accompanying letters on a standard phone. Many today still do. But should they?
I have a blackberry. So how can I call you if I only know the word your number spells? I can't. I know most people don't have full keyboard smart phones as their main calling devices. Business phones, home phones and many cell phones still have the basic phone keyboard. But many of us on the go who live on our phones need to know your real phone number, not what it spells.