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Mobile Challenge

by jhondaw / November 17, 2011 11:42 AM PST

Hi, we are a data security company and we have an interesting challenge in the mobile world: We would like to send a security code that will appear simultaneously on the incoming call screen of the receiver's phone before he answers the call.On top of that, we would like to send an additional security code during the conversation, and we would like it to appear on the receiver's phone screen (next/under the call ID and call duration) in real time. Any ideas?Many thanks!John

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Given this, you know where to go next.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2011 12:03 AM PST
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For the first issue/item you get to talk to Sprint, ATT and others about using the Caller ID system. Done!

For the second issue/item you get to have the user install some APP!

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by jhondaw / November 18, 2011 2:33 AM PST

Hi there, I wish it was that simple. I understood that the telecom companies would not be happy if you'll try to "piggyback" on their calls.
So, I guess a solution for the first issue (which will then lead to solve the second issue) is still needed.
Do you think they're a technical way to overcome this issue?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 18, 2011 2:49 AM PST
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Are you asking how to avoid talking to the carriers? I've seen/heard that before and it usually means the folk have not been in touch with the carriers to learn how it works.

Yes there is Custom Caller ID from some but given you want to change that on the fly (?) you'll be talking to the companies that control this.
Bob

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Via web service?
by jhondaw / November 18, 2011 5:09 AM PST
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Thanks Bob.It is indeed almost impossible to convince them to allow you to play with the call features, this is why I thought that, perhaps, some 3rd party web service can send the data (say, security code/image) alongside the call?But is there a fast enough and reliable service that will be able to send and present that info the second the receiving party sees the incoming call screen flickering on their smartphone?

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