Telephone with Automatic Dialing for Long Distance Calls
Publication Date: 2004-Apr-01
The IP.com Prior Art Database
There are many long-distance carriers that offer lower rates but require the user to pre-dial "10-10-XXX" access number before dialing the actual telephone number. Sometimes, one forgets to dial this number resulting in potentially higher rate charged by the "assigned" long-distance carrier like AT&T or MCI. Moreover, since there are many "10-10-XXX" access numbers, one can easily forget which one to use.