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OS/2 Office: Use of Address Book and Auto Dial to Call a Pager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107277D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, MD: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method by which the OS/2* Office Auto-Dial application will dial a pager's telephone number, dial a user specified sequence of numbers and then hang up. This ability is an enhancement to both the Address Book and Auto-Dial applications.

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OS/2 Office: Use of Address Book and Auto Dial to Call a Pager

       This article describes a method by which the OS/2* Office
Auto-Dial application will dial a pager's telephone number, dial a
user specified sequence of numbers and then hang up. This ability is
an enhancement to both the Address Book and Auto-Dial applications.

      Users of OS/2 Office Auto-Dial currently drop Address Book
entries onto the telephone icon located on the OS/2 Office window.
This action causes the user's telephone to dial the telephone number
listed in the selected address book entry.

      The Auto-Dial application has a prefix ability which allows
varying types of calls to be generated using Address Book entries.
For example, a tie-line call would have a prefix of 8 and an outside
line would have a prefix of 9.

      The Address Book entry for phone numbers will allow the
specification of prefix and suffix phone key sequences and phone
actions following the dialing sequence.  Among other things, prefixes
are used to dial tie lines, get outside lines and dial long distance
numbers.  Suffixes are used for items such as pagers and calling
cards.  An example of a phone action would be to disconnect a call.
There are user modifiable default value settings for prefixes,
suffixes and phone actions.  Each phone number entry in the Address
Book can have its own defined prefix, suffix and action.

      This releases the Auto-Dial application from requiring a change
to...