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Method for Automatic Directory Update upon Encounter of Specific Callee Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110892D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is an automatic update of a Rolodex or Address Book (AB) application, as a result of an auto-dialed phone number, using a phone number received in an encountered message.

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Method for Automatic Directory Update upon Encounter of Specific
Callee Messages

      Provided is an automatic update of a Rolodex or Address Book
(AB) application, as a result of an auto-dialed phone number, using a
phone number received in an encountered message.

      Sometimes a user dials a phone number and receives a message
after 3 annoying tones which says "THE NUMBER YOU HAVE CALLED HAS
BEEN CHANGED, PLEASE MAKE NOTE OF THE NEW NUMBER XXX - XXXX".  The
number may have been dialed using an auto-dial (e.g., speed dial)
option from an electronic Rolodex or Address Book (AB) application.
A method is needed for automatically updating the electronic Rolodex
or AB for this situation.

      Provided is an automatic update of a Rolodex or AB application
whenever a phone number has been auto-dialed from the application.
For example, upon detection of the well-known change number message,
the voiced phone number is automatically converted into text and the
application entry phone number is automatically updated with the new
number.  Voice recognition is automatically invoked on the telephone
line after the start of a call and terminates when the caller speaks.
Specific configured messages are automatically recognized and the
phone number automatically built into the updated record.  All
occurrences of automatically answered messages such as "...NEW
NUMBER...", "...DISCONNECTED...", "...INVALID NUMBER...", etc. (which
may be preceded by error tones) are confi...