Some people still have a tough time wrapping their minds around dot TEL and what all the
fuss is about. I think this is partly because it’s a domain name but with different functionality and partly because some of the benefit comes from your friends having a dot TEL, rather than just you having one.
Another way to understand the benefits is to look at what dot TEL can do, but think about it as though it were a piece of software you could install. The functionality is effectively the same, but it’s a lot easier to conceptualize from this perspective.
Of course it’s not a piece of software you install, but if we imagine for the moment that it was, this is what it would do:
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“Dot TEL Magic” is a software utility that works with any address book, whether on your computer, PDA or phone.
Once installed, it goes through your entire address book and automatically updates every entry in your address book. It updates telephone numbers and e-mail addresses and gets rid of old information which is no longer correct. Once complete, your entire address book is accurate and up to date.
In addition to correcting or validating existing information, it will also check to see what other information is available about an address book contact. If you’re missing a home number, a web site, second email address or an Instant Messaging ID, it will automatically add them for you. It will even add location information so you can see contacts and companies on a map and get directions.
In maintenance mode, it will continue to check throughout the day to see if any information about a contact has changed or been added and automatically updates it, so you address book is never out of date again.
Finally, when you add your next contact, you only need to add their name. Dot TEL Magic will automatically fill in all of the contact information for you and then maintain it, forever.
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It just sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it, but this is the vision that dot TEL offers, once enough people have one. And the great thing is, you don’t even need a fictional piece of software to make it happen.
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