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Handset Scanner

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000029194D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jun-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jun-17

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a software and hardware system that enables users to instantly scan alphanumeric data into their phone handset. Programming alpha characters into a phone using a numeric keyboard is awkward and time consuming. Programming increasingly long telephone numbers, calling card numbers, PINs, and other access code numbers into handsets is error prone.