Feature suggestion for phone function: calling cards

Andreas Kostyrka andreas at kostyrka.org
Thu Dec 28 21:30:16 CET 2006

One last thing, it's something that is usually not implemented, as it
allows to lower phone costs; as the phone is being sold directly to
the users, it should relativly easy (politically) to implement.


* Andreas Kostyrka <andreas at kostyrka.org> [061228 21:09]:
> Hi!
> Something that most phones do not get right: (Funny, the Sidekick as a
> totally closed platform did support it ok)
> Support calling cards: 
> E.g. instead of the green "Dial" button, offer an optional menu
> (perhaps by pressing long on the "Dial" button), listing all
> configured calling cards.
> Calling cards concepts I know about:
> 1.) Dial a prefix before the number.
>     +1234567 becomes +PREFIX001234567
> 2.) Dial a callin number, and after optionally sending a configured
>     DTMF (for authentication) and after that the number to dial as DTMF.
> 3.) Dial a callin number. Hangup. Wait for callback, send the number
>     to connect to via DTMF
> 4.) Generic plugins. Ideas: Send the number somehow per GPRS to my
>     private homestation, dial fixed dialin number that gets forwarded to
>     the right number. Support some bigshot corporate PBX. Support all
>     kinds of crazy notations.
> Andreas
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