Ticket #2085 (new defect)
Combining SIM telephone numers in single contact and improved import and export
|Reported by:||pander||Owned by:||openmoko-devel|
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The key of a telephone number on a SIM is maximum 16 characters and has only one value, which is a telephone number. Sony Ericsson and other phone manufactures use the following naming convention for storing different telephone numbers for a single contact.
The key is in this format:
When this string is longer than 16 characters, firstly the LastName? will trunkated, secondly then the FirstName? will be truncated. The colon will alwyas be there, even if the LastName? is truncated all together. The numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 indicate the type of telephone number, being:
In order to correctly work with this naming scheme the following use cases are identified:
1) listing SIM contacts
SIM contacts of which its telephone number is not in any contacts in address book, should be listed as a SIM contact with a different icon as a address book contact
2) importing new SIM contacts to address book contacts
This should be asked at start up of the telephone. Only SIM contacts of which the telephone number is not in any of the address book contacts should be taken into consideration.
Both a batch mode and an interactive mode should be presented. In the interactive mode it is possible to:
- skip a SIM contact
- delete a SIM contact
- import a SIM contact
Note that the import will combine telephone numbers according to the above naming convention. All different numbers should be shown for a combined SIM contact when the user chooses one of the three options as stated above.
This would be useful when you use your telephone for the first time with a SIM that has contacts. To be able to decline the request made at start up is convenient when, on a one time occasion, someone else's SIM is being used in your telephone. A default warning should be shown that importing contacts is not desired in the latter situation since the telephone is not really associated with this SIM on a long term bases.
3) exporting address book contacts to SIM contacts
This should overwrite all the contacts on the SIM, as in delete all the contacts and only write address book contacts to the SIM. Here the naming convention mentioned above should be used. Before the export is being made, a check should be made if all the contacts will fit on the SIM. If this is not the case, the maximum number of telephone numbers that will fit on this SIM should be listed, as well as the number of telephone numbers in the address book contacts. Now the user can cancel this operation to perhaps do some cleaning up in the address book to be sure that all will be copied to the SIM.
Perhaps the address book should have an indicator saying how much telephon numbers can be added to avoid overflow of the SIM. E.g. 100/250 with 100 in green, being the number of telephone numbers and 250 being the maximum a SIM can hold. And e.g. 260/250 with 260 in red, indicating that there are more numbers in the address book than the SIM can store.