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WAP Autodialer for Obtaining Web Based Phone Numbers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013556D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Jun-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 36K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

What if a person wanted to automatically dial a phone number obtained from the web while browsing? Example: A user wants to order a pizza, and looks on the web for the nearest pizza delivery. The user could download the phone number to his address book or write it down. The problem is that there is not a seamless link between the phone and the internet. A user would have to disconnect from the current connection and dial the number or get it from his address book. If he gets it from his address book for one time use, he would then have to remove it. The invention is very simple. It is a seamless link between your phone connection and the internet using a WAP device. If a user went to a website and wanted a number he would simply click on the link to disconnect him from the internet and dial the number automatically. This would be great for customer service representatives to connect the web and the phone in a seamless way. To accomplish this, the link would point to a number. When clicked, the user is disconnected from the web, and the number referenced in the link is dialed. 1

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WAP Autodialer for Obtaining Web Based Phone Numbers

    What if a person wanted to automatically dial a phone number obtained from the web while browsing? Example: A user wants to order a pizza, and looks on the web for the nearest pizza delivery. The user could download the phone number to his address book or write it down. The problem is that there is not a seamless link between the phone and the internet. A user would have to disconnect from the current connection and dial the number or get it from his address book. If he gets it from his address book for one time use, he would then have to remove it.

The invention is very simple. It is a seamless link between your phone connection and the internet using a WAP device. If a user went to a website and wanted a number he would simply click on the link to disconnect him from the internet and dial the number automatically. This would be great for customer service representatives to connect the web and the phone in a seamless way. To accomplish this, the link would point to a number. When clicked, the user is disconnected from the web, and the number referenced in the link is dialed.

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