Please do not modify this conversation, though feel free to discuss its conclusions.
RFV-sense "Automatic Number Identification". Tagged with the comment "acronym of a phrase that failed RFV" but never listed. - -sche(discuss) 03:17, 12 October 2012 (UTC)
This is a basic telecom term (see w:Automatic number identification) that's not as widely used now that phone technology has progressed beyond hard-wired telephone numbers. When I had a job working with payphones a couple of decades ago, ANI was also used as a term for the numbers themselves, pronounced the same as "Annie". I'm surprised that such a well-known term could fail RFV. At any rate, there are plenty of hits on Google Books: Chuck Entz (talk) 17:30, 13 October 2012 (UTC)
Previous discussion is at Talk:Automatic Number Identification. There are plenty of Google Books hits for both uppercase "Automatic Number Identification" and lowercase "automatic number identification". If you think it's not SOP, please restore the entry: it seems it only failed RFV because no-one cared to check the definition or cite it. - -sche(discuss) 19:35, 13 October 2012 (UTC)