Part 1. Instructions on downloading FeedelSMS from your mobile phone and using it
From the "menu" choice of your mobile, select Web. Almost all recent mobile phones have this feature enabled. All recent phones sold by Cingular, Sprint, T-Mobile, China Mobile, TurkCell, etc have been tested. PDAs sold by Verizon Wireless have also been tested and verified.
Navigate to the 'jad' file of your choice. The browser will then highlight it.
Accept the highlighted jad file and click on "OK". This will start downloading the software to your mobile phone.
The downloading should take only few seconds. Once the downloading is completed, you are promoted to start the application.
As soon as the software (FeedelSMS, enFeedelSMS or HindiSMS) is launched, you will be prompted to enter your phone number. This becomes your Feedelix ID or PIN. If you wish, you can enter any number with at least 4 digits as your Feedelix ID.
Save the setting to sign-up with the FeedeliX server.
You are now ready to go to the Editor and compose and send your SMS using Feedelix.
Part 2. Using FeedelSMS Editor
Click on FeedelSMS (or enFeedelSMS or HindiSMS depending on which one you have downloaded) to launch the program. You will see the main menu
The first time you download the program, you will be asked to enter your name and phone number to complete the mobile part of the registration.
Click the Editor to start composing your SMS message. You can enter the destination number here. You also have a choice to add the number you just entered to your Address book which is also shared by your friends list (FriendsList). Click on OK to go to the Feedel editor.
From the main menu, click on Editor to go to Feedel Editor. Let us now compose the Amharic word "ሰላም". Feedel uses what is called a "phonetic' representation. Ethiopic characters are represented by equivalent-sounding Latin characters found in most cell phone key-pads. On the phone key-board, click on "S". This requires 4 taps on the "7" key. One tap will give you 'ፕ', two taps "ቅ", three taps "ር" and four taps "ስ". FeedelSMS always picks the 'ሳድስ' version first because it is the most frequently occurring one.
To change from the "ስ" character to the "ሰ", tap on key '3' twice to access the vowel 'e'. This will repaint to the new character 'ሰ' you just entered.
The next character to be composed is 'ል'. This requires that you tap key '5' three times to get access to 'L'. Once again the 'ሳድስ' version will be displayed on the screen.
To change from the "ል" character to the "ላ", tap on key '1' one to access the vowel 'a'. This will repaint to the new character 'ላ' you just entered.
The last character to be composed is 'ም'. This requires that you tap key '6' once to get access to 'm'.
The message is now ready to be sent. Click on the "Choice' option to get to the screen shown below. From this screen, click on "Send