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Prank Call Deterrent Means

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050879D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10
Document File: 2 page(s) / 13K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Goldman, BM: AUTHOR

Abstract

Prank telephone calls will be deterred when prank callers realize that their calling locations will be apparent to the receivers of their calls. This is accomplished when the method described in this article is installed. The method in this article enables the telephone number of a caller to be immediately revealed to the receiver of the call. The method adds programming and/or hardware to telephone exchanges and at the receivers of persons concerned about prank calls, as follows: 1. The answering party (callee) attaches to his telephone a recording devices (e.g., magnetic tape recorder) which is started by the lifting of the phone receiver. 2. When the callee lifts the phone, a circuit between the caller and callee is completed to generate a connection signal at the caller's exchange. 3.

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Prank Call Deterrent Means

Prank telephone calls will be deterred when prank callers realize that their calling locations will be apparent to the receivers of their calls. This is accomplished when the method described in this article is installed. The method in this article enables the telephone number of a caller to be immediately revealed to the receiver of the call. The method adds programming and/or hardware to telephone exchanges and at the receivers of persons concerned about prank calls, as follows: 1. The answering party (callee) attaches to his telephone a recording devices (e.g., magnetic tape recorder) which is

started by the lifting of the phone receiver. 2. When the callee lifts the phone, a circuit between the caller and callee is completed to generate a connection

signal at the caller's exchange. 3. The connection signal at the caller's exchange initiates a computer program (or hardware) which automatically transmits

the caller's number as standard dial tones (or by a voice

device) to the callee phone receiver and recorder. (The

telephone number transmission occurs over 1 or 2 seconds

from the time the callee lifts the phone, which is normally

before the phone is positioned by the caller's ear and mouth

for the callee to make an initial response.) 4. At the caller's option, he can immediately call the police and play back the caller's telephone number, or dial tones

(which the police can immediately decode) and take action

thereon. (In the latter case the police need to have a

dial tone decoder. Alternatively, the callee may have a

dial tone decoder and call in the...