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Comments
  1. pognet

    2:26 pm

    Because a phone keypad is directly connected to the content directly above it, and is meant to be used with a single thumb.
    A computer keypad is angled so that — if it’s on your right side — the lower numbers are closer to you by row.
    I have no idea if that’s actually why, but I can’t think of a better reason.

  2. rick

    8:36 pm

    The telephone pad has letters that coincide with the numbers, these were a carry over from rotary dial phones. So the letters are in alphabetical order on the telephone pad.
    Also note: the zero is in the same spot on both.

  3. Adrián

    8:57 pm

    When phone keypad was invented they decided to invert the order used in calculators. People used to calculators (later computers) keypads move the fingers quickly. The old phone comunications could not work with fast dialing.

  4. anon

    4:51 am

    Something I never noticed.

  5. Athena

    2:04 am

    Telephone pads are just logical order, like in a calculator, while the numberpad on the computer is designed for use by almost your entire hand (not your pinky) so that all numbers can be accessed with three fingers except zero, which you operate with your thumb. Since it makes more sense to put numbers in order, and the zero must be below, the order is reversed.