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Prank Call Deterrent Means

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000050879D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-10

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Goldman, BM [+details]

Abstract

Prank telephone calls will be deterred when prank callers realize that their calling locations will be apparent to the receivers of their calls. This is accomplished when the method described in this article is installed. The method in this article enables the telephone number of a caller to be immediately revealed to the receiver of the call. The method adds programming and/or hardware to telephone exchanges and at the receivers of persons concerned about prank calls, as follows: 1. The answering party (callee) attaches to his telephone a recording devices (e.g., magnetic tape recorder) which is started by the lifting of the phone receiver. 2. When the callee lifts the phone, a circuit between the caller and callee is completed to generate a connection signal at the caller's exchange. 3.