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Default Phone Number for Phone Entry Based on Time of Calling

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016079D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-20
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a system designed to expedite an individual's ability to reach a party via the phone based on the intended call receiver's predefined schedule. With current mobile phones, users can associate multiple phone numbers to the same person. For example, an individual can have a Work #, Home #, Cell #, and Pager #. The problem is that the phone does not know which phone number to call as the default during certain times. The disclosed system aims to allow the user more power in control over which phone numbers are dialed at certain times. The disclosed system can also dynamically change the first number associated to a phone entry list in a setup where a phone entry item can have multiple phone entries. The idea is for the user to be able to provide a schedule or block of times for each phone entry... For example one could instruct their phone to do the following. When calling the phone of a certain individual the names are labeled)