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  2. Jun 15, 2011 · If the symbol follows the number, it is traditionally read as “pound”. Yet another accepted name for the # symbol is “hash”, which is a popular one in the UK. It is also the generally accepted name for the symbol when referring to computer programming usage (often used as a comment sign, particularly in scripting languages).

  3. Nov 08, 2017 · The pound key was introduced on a phone touchpad in the 1970s by Bell Labs. It was originally called “octothorpe.” The key has numerous different names around the world from pound, number, and hash. The reason for introducing both the star and pound key on a phone was to allow phone callers access to telephone-computer systems. IVR

  4. Feb 14, 2018 · Tap and hold your finger on the dollar sign, your other currency options will pop up. Keeping contact with the screen, slide your finger up and over to the pound symbol. Now lift your finger up, and the pound sign will appear in your message. There's one more place to find the pound sign on your keyboard. Tap on 123.

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  5. Sep 14, 2017 · When people started referring to # on the touch-tone keypad, it didn’t make sense to call it the “number sign” as the keypad was made up of nothing but numbers! So, it’s pretty likely that programmers, used to seeing the “real” pound sign next to it, started calling that symbolpound” as well.

  6. Aug 20, 2015 · The pound sign is on the number 3 key just ubove it to use the pound sign press; shift(3) Answered by Elliott M; Aug 20, 2015

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