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Dialing Proxy Service Center

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015265D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Dec-30
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 146K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a proxy service for dialing a telephone number. Users of the service register their telephone number lists with the proxy service center. The users can make telephone calls merely by dialing the proxy service center. The users do not have to carry their telephone number lists. The service would be very useful for the blind, the elderly, and people who have heart pacemakers, because some of them can not use cellular phones (which include telephone number lists).

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Dialing Proxy Service Center

Disclosed is a proxy service for dialing a telephone number. Users of the service register their telephone number lists with the proxy service center. The users can make telephone calls merely by dialing the proxy service center. The users do not have to carry their telephone number lists. The service would be very useful for the blind, the elderly, and people who have heart pacemakers, because some of them can not use cellular phones (which include telephone number lists).

The service is explained based on the user scenario below (See Fig. 1).
1) Users register their personal telephone number lists (e.g., telephone numbers of hospitals, grandchildren, etc.) to the proxy service center in advance.

The following should be registered for each telephone number:

Full name Nickname (optional) (e.g., "Bill" for William, "My son", etc.) Telephone number Full name or nickname pronunciation pronounced by the users themselves to improve voice recognition accuracy (optional)
2) The user makes a telephone call to the Dialing Proxy Service Center. When users call the center using the telephone in their own homes, the center can identify who is calling based on the registered users' home telephone numbers. The center then finds the personal telephone number list registered by the user. When users make calls to the center using any telephone besides their own home phones, they dial their own user numbers. The center indexes the personal telephone numb...