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Phone locator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016341D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is an idea for a telephone tracking system. When dialing a desk phone number, the target phone that receive the call is not the number owner phone desk, but the telephone nearest to the current physical location of the number owner. In this scenario it does not matter in which location of a building an user has moved. He will be always reachable by phone. People that need to be always reachable by phone may ask to be located by the phone infrastructure. There is no privacy violation in this solution if the following policies are implemented