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Output attribute in an address book

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131148D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Nov-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Nov-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Today electronic address books are embedded in mobile phones and laptop to facilitate the access to information when an action is requested versus an attribute present inside a record. For example, if I need to call Domenico Raguseo, I?ll search in the address book for the name of the person retrieving the telephone number associated to the name. Several time the association is done automatically. In fact if Raguseo Domenico will call me and Raguseo Domenico is already inserted in my address book, I can have the name of Raguseo Domenico displayed on my mobile and also other attribute ( like the photo ). This will allow me to recall Raguseo Domenico without knowing the telephone number of the caller , but just the attribute associated with that. The problem is that several time the telephone number recorded in the address book cannot be used as is. For example, several companies forces people to use a code before to dial the number when the telephone call is private. For example, if my wife calls me, surely I?ll have her record in the address book but I cannot use the number to call again since I?ll have to rework it by adding the code for personal calls. Similarly, there are number of callers that cannot be used to receive calls.

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Output attribute in an address book

Output attribute in an address book

The Problem

  Today electronic address books are embedded in mobile phones and laptop to facilitate the access to information when an action is requested versus an attribute present inside a record.

  For example, if I need to call Domenico Raguseo, I'll search in the address book for the name of the person retrieving the telephone number associated to the name.

  Several time the association is done automatically. In fact if Raguseo Domenico will call me and Raguseo Domenico is already inserted in my address book, I can have the name of Raguseo Domenico displayed on my mobile and also other attribute ( like the photo ). This will allow me to recall Raguseo Domenico without knowing the telephone number of the caller , but just the attribute associated with that.

  The problem is that several time the telephone number recorded in the address book cannot be used as is. For example, several companies forces people to use a code before to dial the number when the telephone call is private. For example, if my wife calls me, surely I'll have her record in the address book but I cannot use the number to call again since I'll have to rework it by adding the code for personal calls. Similarly, there are number of callers that cannot be used to receive calls.

The Solution

  The solution is to insert an attribute in the address book "Output number" so the system will use the output number for calling and the inpu...