2.1.3.4.1 Type: TEL

RFC reference: [RFC2426] section 3.3.1.

vCard data format: TEL; TYPE=[Type]:[Phone Number]

Brief description: A telephone number that is associated with the object that the vCard represents.

Importing to Contact Objects

Telephone numbers are imported to the Contact object based on the TYPE parameter, as shown in the following table. If the TYPE parameter is not specified in the vCard, the default value is "voice".

TYPE parameter value

Contact object properties

home

PidTagHomeTelephoneNumber ([MS-OXOABK] section 2.2.4.22)

A second TEL type with the TYPE parameter set to "home" is imported to PidTagHome2TelephoneNumber ([MS-OXOABK] section 2.2.4.25).

msg, voice, video, bbs, modem

The first TEL type with the TYPE parameter set to "msg", "voice", "video", "bbs", or "modem" is imported to PidTagOtherTelephoneNumber ([MS-OXOCNTC] section 2.2.1.4.10). Additional TEL types with the TYPE parameter set to "msg", "voice", "video", "bbs", or "modem" are ignored.

work

PidTagBusinessTelephoneNumber ([MS-OXOABK] section 2.2.4.21)

A second TEL type with the TYPE parameter set to "work" is imported to PidTagBusiness2TelephoneNumber ([MS-OXOABK] section 2.2.4.23).

cell

PidTagMobileTelephoneNumber ([MS-OXOABK] section 2.2.4.27)

pager

PidTagPagerTelephoneNumber ([MS-OXOABK] section 2.2.4.28)

car

PidTagCarTelephoneNumber ([MS-OXOCNTC] section 2.2.1.4.9)

isdn

PidTagIsdnNumber ([MS-OXOCNTC] section 2.2.1.4.16)

home;fax

PidTagHomeFaxNumber ([MS-OXOCNTC] section 2.2.1.2.6)

work;fax

PidTagBusinessFaxNumber ([MS-OXOCNTC] section 2.2.1.2.6)

pcs

Dropped

pref

PidTagPrimaryTelephoneNumber ([MS-OXOCNTC] section 2.2.1.4.5)

Exporting from Contact Objects

Each telephone number is exported as a formatted TEL type. The value of the PidTagOtherTelephoneNumber property is exported with the TYPE parameter set to "voice".

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