PHone PHriendly™
Mobile Links
Test Page

This is a test page for internal use. Authorized personnel only. If you are not authorized, well, it is a publiclly accessable web page. You are a guest here. Please play nice.

1 Mobile Launch Information, testing
2 Tel: US Naval Observatory Master Clock, (Other tests with Tel:)
3 CallTo: US Naval Observatory Master Clock
4 Skype: US Naval Observatory Master Clock
Durward Kirby, Gary Moore's announcer on "I've Got A Secret" back in the 1960's, has been immortalized as the voice of the US Naval Observatory Master Clock. You can get the correct time of day by calling +1 202 762 1401, which the above menu choices will do, depending on the web browser you use.
5 Setting Up Your Mobile Phone for International Dialing
6 TXT: Ozzie's Mobile Phone, This hardly ever works.
7 SMS: Ozzie's Mobile Phone, This one works on most phones. Send me a Text Message. - Ozzie
SMSto: Ozzie's Mobile Phone, This one works on some other phones.
8 Telephone Exchange location, enter Area Code & Exchange to find location.
9 The Hotel Chelsea, testing

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0 Call Ozzie, dial 321-Liftoff on your mobile phone.

Here is the issue this page addresses.
  1. the TEL: tag is usable by mobile phone web browsers, as used in Menu Choice 2. (try it on your mobile phone's web browser)
  2. the CALLTO: tag is usable by Skype enhanced web browsers, as used in Menu Choice 3 (try it on a Skype enhanced web browser on your PC or Mac). CALLTO: is also used in Micosoft's NetMeeting and Outlook. (Isn't that interesting!)
Skype enhances web browsers by letting users download an "add-on" or "plug-in" with code that gets attached to a PC or Mac's web browser. The Phone Manufacturers use TEL:, and since PHone PHriendly is trying to be usable by mobile phones, that is the tag we're using here. Convince us otherwise.

I should like to note that the Blazer browser on my Treo 650 picks up the telephone number that is in the text, and hyperlinks it to the phones software. I'm offerred a choice to dial the number as a voice call, send a text message, or cancel. They probably pick up on the "+" character followed by the digits of a Country Code as defined in ITU Reccommendation E.164 - and continues to pick up any digits that follow until an alpha-character comes along. Skype also finds the number in the text, but has trouble dialing it on the Macintosh platform.

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