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User Specification of Removable Phone Number Separators

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103368D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miller, TE: AUTHOR

Abstract

A technique is disclosed that allows the specification of characters that can be entered as part of a phone number but that are to be removed before the telephone number is sent to the telephone network.

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User Specification of Removable Phone Number Separators

      A technique is disclosed that allows the specification of
characters that can be entered as part of a phone number but that are
to be removed before the telephone number is sent to the telephone
network.

      In order to give the user the capability to enter separator
characters with the telephone numbers that the user inputs into a
computer, an interface can be provided allowing for the specification
of characters that are to be removed from telephone numbers before
numbers are sent to the network (on outgoing calls) or before numbers
are compared against numbers received from the network (for incoming
calls).

      The figure illustrates how the characters are removed from a
phone number based upon the characters the computer was instructed to
remove from the number before passing the number to the network.  In
the example, '(507)/555-6630' is keyed in, but '5075556630' is sent
to the telephone network because it had been indicated that '(', ')',
'/', and '-' should be removed from any telephone numbers before
sending them to the telephone network.

      Disclosed anonymously