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20130029650LIMITING MOBILE DEVICE SERVICES IN AN AUTOMOBILE - A method may include determining whether a mobile communication device is in a driver compartment of an automobile. The method may include determining whether the automobile is in motion or not in motion. Further, the method may include redirecting a call to the mobile communication device when the mobile communication device is in the driver compartment and the automobile is in motion.01-31-2013
20100075647Call Handling Scheme to Reduce Roaming Charges - A second switch receives an indication from a roaming network that a call forwarded by the roaming network has been dropped by the roaming network, and in response to receiving the indication, forwards the call from a first switch.03-25-2010
20100075646METHOD FOR TERMINATING TO A MOBILE NETWORK A CALL DIRECTED TO A FIXED NETWORK NUMBER - The invention relates to a method for terminating a call coming from a calling party (A) and directed to a fixed network number being called, associated with a telecommunications network (03-25-2010
20130040624Systems and Methods for Location Based Call Forwarding - Methods and systems for location based call forwarding are disclosed, including determining a location of a first communication device; determining a location of a second communication device; and forwarding a call made to the first communication device to the second communication device if the location of the first communication device and the location of the second communication device are substantially the same.02-14-2013
20100041381METHOD FOR DIVERTING AN ISUP TALKPATH TO AN IP TALKPATH - A method for improving the sound quality of voice signals transmitted during a call between two digital wireless telephones by diverting the call from a circuit switched network to a data network is disclosed. In accordance with the present invention, a call setup procedure using the circuit switched network is modified so that the calling party may determine the following information: I) whether the called party's digital wireless telephone is able to support one of the voice compression algorithms supported by the calling party's digital wireless telephone and 2) whether both wireless telephones have access to the same data network. If the called party's digital wireless telephone is able to support one of the voice compression algorithms supported by the calling party's digital wireless telephone and both wireless telephones have access to the same data network, the circuit switched network call setup procedure is abandoned before the called party answers the call and the call is completed using the data network. Completing the call by encoding voice signals using a common voice compression algorithm executed by the digital wireless telephones and by sending the encoded voice signals through a data network eliminates the drawbacks associated with the additional intermediate encoding which would have been required if the call had been completed using the circuit switched network.02-18-2010
20090156188CONVERGED CORDLESS AND CELLULAR PHONE SYSTEM - An integrated cordless and cellular phone system, including a base station for one or more cordless phones, the base station being served by a fixed line telephone network operator, including one or more slots for attaching one or more cellular phone modules therein, the cellular phone modules being served by corresponding cellular network operators, wherein each of the one or more slots is associated with a corresponding cordless phone, and call routing circuitry (i) for identifying an incoming call to the base station as being intended for a specific one of the cellular phone modules, and (ii) for routing the incoming call to the cordless phone that is associated with the slot to which the specific cellular phone module is attached. A method is also described and claimed.06-18-2009
20090131026Call transfer to proximate devices - A second communication device is detected in proximity to a first communication device engaged in a call, and a substantially uninterrupted transfer of the call is made to the second device.05-21-2009
20130045728System And Method For Receiving And Placing Telephone Calls - In some embodiments, a method of placing and receiving a telephone call can include: determining that a mobile device has been coupled to a docking station while communicating audio for the telephone call using the mobile device and a wireless telephone network; communicating to a server that the mobile device has been coupled to the docking station; requesting that the server facilitate transfer of the telephone call from the wireless telephone network to a wired network; receiving incoming audio for the telephone call using the docking station and the wired network; and sending outgoing audio for the telephone call using the docking station and the wired network. The audio for the telephone call can include the incoming audio and the outgoing audio. Other embodiments are disclosed.02-21-2013
20090305683System, Method and Apparatus for Remotely Configuring Selective Call Features - A method, system and apparatus for remotely configuring selective call features includes receiving a selective call feature request message addressed to a feature configuration address associated with a first communication device from a second communication device. The selective call feature request message includes a selective call feature command. The method further includes enabling a selective call feature indicated by the selective call feature command for the first communication device. In various embodiments, the selective call feature request message is a text message. In some embodiments, the method further includes sending a selective call feature acknowledgment message to the second communication device. The selective call feature acknowledgment message indicates that the selective call feature is enabled for the first communication device. In various embodiments, the selective call feature request message includes a selective call forwarding command, a selective call acceptance command, or a selective call rejection command.12-10-2009
20130072172METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ABOUT A CALL RECIPIENT AT A USER DEVICE - A method and apparatus are to provide status information about a call recipient and information about other users located in a same area as the call recipient. A method for providing information about the call recipient by a user device includes initiating a call transmission to the call recipient; receiving forwarding information corresponding to the call transmission; and outputting information about the call recipient and information about users located in a same area as the call recipient, based on the forwarding information.03-21-2013
20130072171ENHANCING MOBILE DEVICE COVERAGE - Embodiments of methods, apparatuses and systems for operating a mobile device are disclosed. One method includes receiving at the mobile device, a call initiated by an endpoint device. Upon determining that an identifier of the call is not associated with at least one preferred operating center, the call is redirected to the at least one preferred operating center. After the redirecting, the redirected call is received by the mobile device from the at least one preferred operating center.03-21-2013
20130059574SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.03-07-2013
20090270082Method and Device for Communications While Using a Single Telephone Device - For use in a cellular network, a method and device are provided for establishing communication sessions with a user of a single telephone device, wherein the requests to establish the communication sessions are destined to more than one different communication address. Also, there is provided a method for managing a plurality of requests to establish communication sessions with a user of a single desktop telephone device having a single subscriber address identification defined in the cellular network, and wherein the plurality of requests are received while another communication session is active with that user. Also, there is provided a method for establishing communication sessions with a user of such a single desktop telephone device, wherein at least two of the requests for establishing these communication sessions with the user specify each a different communication address.10-29-2009
20130065571SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.03-14-2013
20130065570SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING CALL IN WIRELESS TERMINAL - A system and method for receiving a call in a wireless terminal having a single Radio Frequency (RF) unit and at least two Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards, wherein the system includes: the wireless terminal for informing a user of occurrence of an incoming call through a second SIM card for which an incoming call forwarding is pre-registered while performing a call through a first SIM card; a Base Station (BS) related to the first SIM card for informing the wireless terminal of the occurrence of the incoming call through the second SIM card, in response to a paging request for the second SIM card that is received from a BS related to the second SIM card; and the BS related to the second SIM card for requesting the BS related to the first SIM card for paging to the second SIM card if a call request to the second SIM card for which the incoming call forwarding is registered is received.03-14-2013
20130165095SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.06-27-2013
20130165094SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device via a data network make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes a native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communications to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by a forwarding agent that is separate from the forwarding termination service.06-27-2013
20130165090SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a mobile roaming termination service. The mobile roaming termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The mobile roaming termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.06-27-2013
20120115452COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES FOR HANDLING APPARATUS TERMINATED OR ORIGINATED COMMUNICATION REQUESTS WITH INCREASED COMMUNICATION CAPABILITY AND METHODS THEREOF - A communication apparatus has at least one radio transceiver module, a first subscriber identity card with a first address and a second subscriber identity card with a second address. The first subscriber identity card camps on a first cell belonging to a first wireless network via the radio transceiver module, and the second subscriber identity card camps on a second cell belonging to a second wireless network via the radio transceiver module. The communication apparatus includes first processor logic coupled to the radio transceiver module, the first subscriber identity card and the second subscriber identity card, receiving a communication request requesting for establishing wireless communication between the first subscriber identity card and a peer communication entity.05-10-2012
20120115451Systems and Methods for Dynamically Forwarding Wireless Communications on Mobile Communications Devices - Embodiments of the invention provide systems and methods for dynamically forwarding incoming calls and/or messages to different mobile communications devices (“MCDs”). In one embodiment, a method may include: storing associations between multiple MCDs and a user and identifying that at least one of the MCDs is inactive and that at least one of the MCDs is active. The method may further include: receiving an incoming call or message intended for the at least one inactive MCD; and if only one of the MCDs is active, causing the incoming call or message to be forwarded to the one active MCD; and if more than one of the MCDs is active, either: (a) causing the incoming call or message to be forwarded to at least one of the active MCDs or (b) not causing the incoming call or message to be forwarded.05-10-2012
20090011750E911 call blocking for non-initialized wireless telephones - Calls from a phone identified as being a source of harassing or other undesirable phone calls are blocked at a mobile positioning center (MPC). Upon request by the PSAP, a call record detail can be obtained from the MPC revealing a simulated “callback phone number” as well as a unique number identifier of the phone, such as an ESN or MEID. The MPC then intercepts all future incoming calls from phones with that unique identifier number and routes them to a recording that advises the harasser that the phone has been identified as a harasser and is now blocked. The recording can also advise the caller how to restore service. In a preferred embodiment, the MPC sets a timer to automatically restore service after a designated length of time.01-08-2009
20130165096INCOMING CALL FORWARDING METHOD AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING INCOMING CALL FORWARDING FUNCTION - A method is used to forward an incoming call received by a communication device during a charging process of a power supply unit of the communication device. The communication device includes a power input interface, and a power supply unit electrically connected to the power input interface. A control signal is generated when the incoming call is received by the communication device and the power supply unit is in the charging state. The incoming call is forwarded to a predetermined communication device when the control signal is generated.06-27-2013
20130165097SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a forwarding termination service. The forwarding termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The forwarding termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.06-27-2013
20130165091SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a mobile roaming termination service. The mobile roaming termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The mobile roaming termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.06-27-2013
20130165092SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a mobile roaming termination service. The mobile roaming termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The mobile roaming termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods.06-27-2013
20130165093SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES VIA A NON-NATIVE TELEPHONY SERVICE PROVIDER - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a mobile roaming termination service. The mobile roaming termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The mobile roaming termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods. The mobile telephony service provider can be instructed to implement and cancel call forwarding instructions by dialing a special character string on the mobile telephony device.06-27-2013
20130165089SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TERMINATING TELEPHONY COMMUNICATIONS TO MOBILE TELEPHONY DEVICES - Systems and methods for terminating telephony communications to a mobile telephony device that is roaming outside of its native service area make use of a mobile roaming termination service. The mobile roaming termination service causes the native mobile telephony service provider that provides service to the mobile telephony device to forward incoming telephony communications directed the native telephone number of the mobile telephony device to a forwarding access number. The mobile roaming termination service receives telephony communications directed to the forwarding access number, and then terminates the telephony communication to the mobile telephony device via any one of multiple different methods.06-27-2013
20110294481E-Mail to Phone Number Resolution for Mobile to Mobile, Mobile to Landline, And PC to Mobile Communications - An E-Mail to Phone Number Resolution for Mobile to Mobile, Mobile to Landline, And PC to Mobile Communications comprising of a plurality of profiles associated with a plurality of email addresses and mapped to phone numbers. Callers subscribe to the service platform to initiate a call to a called party. The call is directed to an email address and not a phone number. The email address is resolved to a phone number by the service platform and the call is established between the caller and the called party. The phone number of the caller is masked by the service platform so that the called party is unable to determine the originating phone number.12-01-2011
20110294482CONTROL OF CALL DELIVERY AND CALL FORWARDING OF TELECOMMUNICATION CONNECTIONS, ESPECIALLY IN MULTI-DEVICE CONFIGURATIONS - The invention relates to a method and a system for controlling an arrangement of a configuration comprising two or more user devices (multi-device configuration) of telecommunication user devices in a public telecommunication network. According to the invention, the supplementary services of the public telecommunication network associated with the first user device or with an identification chip connected to the first user device are activated in such a manner that changes of the supplementary services are effective in the other user devices or the identification chip connected to the respective additional user device of the multi-device configuration at the same time or with a temporal delay. In this manner, when one or more parallel calls are switched to one or more user devices of the multi-device configuration, before delivery of the call, the kind of the call request resulting in a reservation of resources required for completing the call, the system states of the user devices to be called or of or of the identification chips connected to the user devices and the exchange devices involved therein are determined using an intelligent call control and the call can be delivered in a resource-saving manner.12-01-2011
20110294480Communication system, internal line managing apparatus, internal phone management method, and non-transitory computer readable storage medium - If an internal line call request is received with respect to a mobile phone that is in a call connection and that is used as an internal phone, the internal line call request is forwarded to a mobile management apparatus. If a called party's mobile phone that makes the internal line call request is in a call connection, the mobile management apparatus provides the same supplementary service as that is provided when a call request is received with respect to a mobile terminal in a call using a mobile phone number.12-01-2011
20100184418Methods and Devices for Control of Explicit Call Transfer - The invention relates to a method for controlling an explicit call transfer during a call in a telecommunications network comprising a switching node and an intelligent network, the intelligent network comprising a service control entity and a service switching entity. The service switching entity detects that explicit call transfer is invoked, and then sends a report to the service control entity indicating that explicit call transfer took place for the call. The report may comprise the call transfer number and a call transfer phase indicator indicating whether the call is active or in alerting state. The service control entity receives the report and will control the call transfer depending on the report.07-22-2010
20090253419METHOD FOR REDIRECTING TEXT MESSAGES AND MOBILE PHONE CALLS - The present disclosure is a method or redirecting text messages and mobile phone calls. The method for redirecting communication may receive a communication, detect a recipient's failure to receive communication, request to redirect communication and transfer communication to an alternate recipient.10-08-2009
20090280787METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING ROUTING OF A PHONE CALL THROUGH A THIRD PARTY DEVICE - A method, system, and computer program for routing an outgoing communication in real time is presented. A communication is received from a caller to an intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. In response to the communication failing to connect to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, a host carrier initiated query of third party priority of contacts routing preferences of the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device is initiated to determine if other communication devices are available for receiving a re-route of the original communication. If third party routing preferences of the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device have previously been established, then the call is rerouted through one or more alternate telecommunication devices to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. The priority of contacts is stored with the host carrier.11-12-2009
20100035594Remote Call Control for Mobile Telecommunication Devices and Services - System and methods for providing telecommunication functions on a mobile device are disclosed. An inbound call request is received, a call control interface is presented for a user to choose among a plurality of communication modes by which an inbound call is to be established. Call control data selecting a mode of communication is received through the call control interface. Communication is established according to the selected mode of communication. An outbound call request identifying a callee device is send from a mobile device through a packet network to a telecommunication service provider, and a call connection from the mobile device to the telecommunication service provider is established through the telecom network. The telecommunication service provider places a call to the callee device and combines the call connection from the mobile device to the connection to the callee device to establish a single joint call connection.02-11-2010
20090215437METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OVERRIDING A CALL FORWARDING SERVICE OF A MOBILE DEVICE - A method for overriding a call forwarding service of a mobile device enables enhanced call forwarding services. The method includes transmitting a first send routing information message from a mobile switching center to a home location register (step 08-27-2009
20090098865PERSONAL COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD - A call control method includes receiving information to activate a call-redirecting function for a mobile terminal, activating the call-redirecting function in a service provider network of the mobile terminal, and performing a control function to redirect a call, placed to a telephone number of mobile terminal, to a telephone number of receiver based on the received information. The information received to activate the call may include at least the telephone number of the receiver which is different from a telephone number of the mobile terminal.04-16-2009
20090170489Method for the Transmission of Data to at Least One listening User of an on-Going Group Call Immediately After Switching Speakers - An uplink group call channel is assigned to a second user who acts as the new speaker in order to switch the speaker function from a first user to the second user in an on-going group call within a mobile radio system. The mobile radio system has at least one main mobile exchange and at least one secondary mobile exchange, to each of which at least one base station system is connected. Once the uplink group call channel has been assigned, transmission of data, especially group application data, is initiated via a group call control message to at least one listening user of the group call, particularly the first user. The group call control message is generated by the second user and is transmitted to the main mobile exchange via the uplink group call channel.07-02-2009
20100120405METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR EFFICIENT CALL INITIATION IN INTERNET-BASED MOBILE TELEPHONY SYSTEMS - Method and system for optimizing the process of initiating a phone call (call placement) on a mobile phone wherein the call routing is monitored and managed through the Internet. A mobile phone user is connected to a dedicated web server with a user-friendly interface that gathers predefined user's identification parameters, in particular: the user's location, the user's phone and subscriber numbers, the destination phone number, and various details that may be applicable to the specific user and the specific mobile network. Then, the most cost-effective (in call rates terms) or most quality-effective (in voice quality terms) option is selected automatically (or semi-automatically). The system then creates the most efficient configuration (call-through, call-back or a mixed configuration thereof) between the user's mobile phone and the destination phone.05-13-2010
20090005024CELL PHONE AND INCOMING CALL FORWARDING METHOD - A cell phone includes a first communication unit configured to communicate with other cell phones via a base station, a second communication unit configured to communicate directly with other cell phones located within a predetermined distance, and a controller, wherein, the controller stores a list including an identifier of a candidate cell phone for a forwarding destination of a connection request signal for requesting a communication connection, and if the controller receives the connection request signal via the first communication unit and then a user does not respond within a predetermined time or if a forwarding instruction is provided from a sender of the connection request signal, the controller conducts a search to see whether another cell phone having an identifier included in the list is located within the predetermined distance via the second communication unit, and if the controller finds the another cell phone having an identifier included in the list, the controller instructs, via the first communication unit, the base station to forward the connection request signal to the another cell phone.01-01-2009
20100120404METHOD FOR PROVIDING TRANSLATION SERVICES - A method for providing translation services between a first party and a second party, using a single telecommunication device, comprising: providing a plurality of language selection options in the telecommunication device; receiving a language selection via the telecommunication device; and connecting a telecommunication call via the single telecommunication device to a translator based on the language selection. A method for providing translation services between a call-placing party and a call-receiving party, each party having its own telecommunication device, comprising: providing a plurality of language selection options the call-placing party and the call-receiving party; receiving from the parties language selections; storing the language selections in the telecommunication devices; transmitting the language selection to a server, and storing them in a database; and upon request from the call placing party connecting a three-way telecommunication call between the call-placing party, the call-receiving party, and a translator according to data stored in the database.05-13-2010
20090061836Transfer back - A communication system includes logic to detect a second communication device in proximity to a first communication device engaged in a call, logic to provide substantially uninterrupted transfer of the call to the second communication device, and logic to transfer in a substantially uninterrupted fashion at least a portion of the call to the second communication device back to the first communication device upon indications that a user of the second communication device has shifted back to using the first communication device.03-05-2009
20120295602METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING CALLED PARTY DATA TO A SUBSCRIBER OF A CALL FORWARDING SYSTEM VIA AT LEAST ONE MOBILE NETWORK - A method and apparatus for providing called party data to a subscriber of a call forwarding system via at least one mobile network. In one embodiment, the method includes processing an incoming call to a subscriber device of a call forwarding system, identifying a calling number and a called number of the incoming call, wherein the called number corresponds with a call forwarding number of the subscriber device, accessing called party data that is associated with the called number, and communicating the called party data to the subscriber device.11-22-2012
20080293394System, Method, and Computer-Readable Medium for Concurrent Termination of Multiple Calls at a Mobile Terminal - A system, method and computer-readable medium for allocating multiple subscriptions to a single mobile terminal thereby allowing concurrent termination of multiple calls at the mobile terminal are provided. A mobile terminal adapted to terminate multiple concurrent calls is described. In one implementation, a network need not have any configuration data regarding the multi-line capabilities of the mobile terminal. In other implementations, network-centric mechanisms are provided for allowing multiple concurrent calls to be terminated by a mobile terminal. Multiple concurrent calls may be terminated at a mobile terminal on separate carrier frequencies or alternatively may be terminated on a common carrier frequency.11-27-2008
20080233935LOCATION-BASED CALL CONTROL - An architecture is presented that automatically detects a location of a user and forwards messages to a pre-configured number associated with the detected location. A location system is provided that comprises a location component and a routing component. The location component publishes presence information of a mobile device. The presence information is associated with a physical location of the mobile device. Once the mobile device's presence information is published, the routing component automatically sets the call forwarding to the physical location for communication to a user of the mobile device. The message is routed to a pre-configured number associated with the physical location of the mobile device. A user of the mobile device pre-configures numbers associated with various frequently visited physical locations (e.g., home, club, etc.).09-25-2008
20130217373APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PORTABLE TERMINAL HAVING DUAL SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE CARD - A method of operating a portable terminal having a dual Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card is provided. The method includes displaying a message regarding whether to set a dual SIM active function, selecting an area included in the message, and confirming a setting of the dual SIM active function upon the selection of the area included in the message.08-22-2013
20130217374ERROR CORRECTION FOR DTMF CORRUPTION ON UPLINK - Aspects relate to provision of enterprise call capabilities to mobile devices. For example, a mobile device can indicate, over a data channel, that a PBX is to make a call on its behalf to a called party. The PBX can call back the mobile device, call the called party, and bridge those call legs to establish the call. The mobile device can employ mechanisms that a particular incoming call is made by the PBX. These mechanisms can include using ANI information, sending, and receiving audible verification codes over the voice channel established after answering the incoming call. The verification codes can be selected based different behaviors of the mobile devices.08-22-2013
20080207184EVENTS ON MULTIPLE PHONES - A method and device for distributing an event to more than one electronic device comprising receiving the event on a first electronic device, determining whether the first electronic device is connected to at least one other electronic device, and forwarding the event to the at least one other electronic device if connected.08-28-2008
20110269440ADVANCED CALL FORWARDING USER INTERFACE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A call forwarding user interface for a mobile communication device provides selective access to pre-stored identifying data (e.g., an address book) for a user to define one or more call forwarding destinations for predetermined call forwarding conditions. Call forwarding profiles of such identifying data may also be defined and stored for subsequent selective actuation. Such interface features facilitate user-defined call forwarding functions with reduced requirements for memorization and/or reference to written or printed records.11-03-2011
20120142326Method and Apparatus for Triggering Group Intelligence Service of Mobile Access Hunting - A method for triggering a Mobile Access Hunting (MAH) group intelligent service is disclosed in the present invention. The method comprises: a Mobile Switching Center (MSC) sends an analysis information request message for triggering a Called-Routing-Address-Available trigger to a Service Control Point (SCP), wherein said analysis information request message carries indication information of MAH group intelligent service; and after receiving the answer from the connection number, the MSC sends a called answer request message for triggering a T_Answer trigger to the SCP, wherein the called answer request message carries a destination number and redirection indication information, which instruct the SCP to perform charging. An apparatus for implementing said method for triggering MAH group intelligent service is also disclosed in the present invention. The present invention achieves the triggering and charging of MAH group intelligent service, thus enriching and extending MAH group services.06-07-2012
20110207447Headset Call Transition - Systems and methods for transitioning calls using a headset are presented. In one example, a headset is operable to form a first local wireless link with a first telecommunications device and form a second local wireless link with a second telecommunications device. The headset is operable to switch to a call transition mode, where during the call transition mode a user interface is adapted to receive a transition call input action. Responsive to the transition call input action, a call with a call participant on the first telecommunications device is terminated and a call with the call participant on the second telecommunications device is connected.08-25-2011
20090029690Enhancing a transferred call - A communication system includes logic to detect I/O activity of a first communication device, logic to ascertain whether a second communication device having an active call is in proximity to the first communication device, and logic to provide a substantially uninterrupted transfer of the call from the second communication device to the first communication device in response to detecting the I/O activity of the first communication device if the second communication device is in proximity to the first communication device and has an active call.01-29-2009
20090029689Transfer back - A communication system includes logic to detect a second communication device in proximity to a first communication device engaged in a call, logic to provide substantially uninterrupted transfer of the call to the second communication device, and logic to transfer in a substantially uninterrupted fashion at least a portion of the call to the second communication device back to the first communication device upon indications that a user of the second communication device has shifted back to using the first communication device.01-29-2009
20090029688Enhancing a transferred call - A communication system includes logic to detect I/O activity of a first communication device, logic to ascertain whether a second communication device having an active call is in proximity to the first communication device, and logic to provide a substantially uninterrupted transfer of the call from the second communication device to the first communication device in response to detecting the I/O activity of the first communication device if the second communication device is in proximity to the first communication device and has an active call.01-29-2009
20090143053Transfer then sleep - A second communication device is detected in proximity to a first communication device engaged in a call. A substantially uninterrupted transfer of the call is provided from the first communication device to the second communication device. At least a part of the first communication device is placed into a sleep mode in response to transfer of the call to the second communication device.06-04-2009
20080318561APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED COMMUNICATION FORWARDING - An apparatus is provided for forwarding communications automatically. The apparatus includes a processing element that receives data from a local connection point or a network element regarding the presence of a device at or near the local connection point or other location. The device is associated with a first communications terminal and transmits a signal that can be detected by the local connection point or the network element. Upon receiving the data, including an indication of the presence of the device, the apparatus may automatically forward communications from one or more communications terminals to a particular communications terminal, as specified by forwarding instructions. The forwarding instructions may be provided by a user ahead of time or included in the data received by the apparatus, and the instructions may be stored in a storage element of the apparatus. Systems, methods, and computer program products for forwarding communications automatically are also provided.12-25-2008
20090104899System and Method for Communication Diversion Notification - A node and method for communication diversion and communication diversion notification is provided. The node has a component configured to receive notification about a communication diversion related to an incoming communication corresponding to only those communication diversions which match criteria for at least one specific reason to be notified, wherein the notification includes a diversion reason element that is locale-independent encoded.04-23-2009
20090253420METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED GLOBAL LOCAL CALLING - Advanced call services are provided through the use of a mobile phone-resident application configured to automatically call a local number (i.e., one that will not incur long distance charges) of a SIP gateway upon receipt of a call having a recognized ANI. A calling party calls an automated service, provides a called number and is placed on hold. The service calls the called party's number using the recognized ANI. In response, the called party's mobile phone automatically calls back the service at a preprogrammed local number of the SIP gateway and the call back is bridged with the original calling party's call. In this way, calls to remote parties may be placed and connected without incurring long distance charges.10-08-2009
20100151845PRESENCE BASED COMMUNICATION CONTROL - And integration of mobile communication devices and stationary communication devices is achieved by employing a computing device that is associated with a stationary communication device and that is coupled to a communications platform that can control call routing, call transfers and other message routing. When the computing device detects that a mobile communication device is proximate (i.e., such as by using paired blue tooth devices), the computing platform sends a command to the communications platform to have future calls sent to the stationary communication device and, if a call is active, to have that call transferred to the same. Similarly, if the mobile communication device is no longer proximate to the computing device, a command is sent to the communication platform to direct communications to the mobile communications device.06-17-2010
20100273467METHOD FOR PROVIDING OF CALL TRANSFERRING SERVICE AND MOBILE TERMINAL USING THE SAME - A method of providing a call transfer service and a mobile terminal using the same are provided. When a call connection request signal transmitted to a mobile communication server through a PSTN is received, any one of previously stored phone numbers is selected and a service of transferring a call to the selected phone number according to the received call connection request signal is requested. Therefore, when call connection is requested, it is selected whether a call is to be transferred, when a call is transferred, a phone number to transfer a call can be dynamically selected according to a user situation, and thus user convenience according to call transfer can be improved.10-28-2010
20120142325Private Branch Exchange and Telephone System - This private branch exchange includes a first communication portion acquiring connection target specifying information related to a connection target from a portable terminal, a second communication portion allowing telephone communication between a fixed telephone corresponding to the portable terminal and the connection target, and a control portion making a call to the connection target on the basis of the connection target specifying information and ringing the fixed telephone corresponding to the portable terminal from which the connection target specifying information has been acquired.06-07-2012
20100151844System and Method for Automatic Updating of Contact Information - A system and method automatically update contact information. The system comprises a recipient device, a dialer communications device, and an update manager. The recipient communications device receives calls forwarded from a service provider. The recipient communications device is reached using updated contact information. The dialer communications device calls the recipient communications device via the service provider using outdated contact information. The update manager transmits the updated contact information to the dialer communications device for an automatic update.06-17-2010
20090047939Method and Apparatus for Signaling a Call From a Caller Terminal to a Callee Terminal - The invention includes a method and apparatus for establishing a call from a caller to a callee. A method includes monitoring call establishment signaling associated with a request by a caller to establish a call from a first terminal of the caller to a first terminal of the callee, determining a location of each of at least one condition in the network, and routing the call establishment signaling to at least one of a second terminal of the caller and a second terminal of the callee based on the location of each of the at least one condition in the network. A method includes monitoring call establishment signaling associated with a request to establish a call from the caller to the callee, and routing the call establishment request signaling from one of a plurality of terminals of the caller toward one of a plurality of terminals of the callee.02-19-2009
20110059732SELECTIVE CALL FORWARDING BASED ON THE LOCATION OF A MOBILE DEVICE - Communication networks and methods are disclosed for selectively applying call forwarding between a mobile device and a fixed line device based on the location of the mobile device. A communication network includes a call control function that receives a call attempt to a mobile directory number. Responsive to the call attempt, the call control function identifies a location of the mobile device, and determines whether to apply call forwarding based on the location of the mobile device. If call forwarding is applied, then the call control function forwards the call attempt to the fixed line device instead of the mobile device. A similar process is performed for a call attempt to the fixed line device for forwarding the call to the mobile device.03-10-2011
20100227598METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR RECONNECTING CALLS WITH QUALITY PROBLEMS OR RECONNECTING DROPPED CALLS - The invention provides methods and apparatuses covering subscriber initiated handoff to improve call quality, change networks, record a quality event, or for other purposes. The subscriber initiated handoff is primarily designed to be used in conjunction with a wireless network.09-09-2010
20100159906ADVANCED CALL FORWARDING USER INTERFACE FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATION DEVICE - A call forwarding user interface for a mobile communication device provides selective access to pre-stored identifying data (e.g., an address book) for a user to define one or more call forwarding destinations for predetermined call forwarding conditions. Call forwarding profiles of such identifying data may also be defined and stored for subsequent selective actuation. Such interface features facilitate user-defined call forwarding functions with reduced requirements for memorization and/or reference to written or printed records.06-24-2010
20100210252METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING LINKAGE SERVICE OF ADDRESS BOOK DATA BETWEEN TELEMATICS AND MOBILE TERMINAL - The present invention relates to a method for providing a linkage service of address book data between telematics and a mobile terminal by interworking with a mobile communication network.08-19-2010
20100144329SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING USING VOICE MESSAGES - A communication system comprises a communication device configured to receive a data message, such as a text message, and to generate and send a voice reply to the data message using a simple transmit action. The data message comprises an identifier that can be used to determine a reply path related to the data message. Thus, when a user receives the data message, they can read the message initiate the simple transmit action, and reply to the data message by speaking an appropriate reply into the communication device. The spoken response is stored as a voice message and attached to a data message that is sent using the reply path identified by the identifier.06-10-2010
20090075638Automatic Telephone Service Forwarding Device - An automatic telephone service forwarding device including a base or enclosure defining a socket for receiving a wireless telephone. Upon detecting the presence of the wireless telephone in the socket, the device automatically forwards telephone service for the wireless telephone to a previously-stored forwarding directory number, typically the directory number of a wireline unit located nearby. Alternatively, the automatic telephone service forwarding device may be incorporated directly into a wireless telephone. In this case, the wireless telephone includes a “forward” button and a scrollable list of forwarding telephone numbers. The automatic telephone service forwarding device may also be configured to automatically select certain forwarding directory numbers from the list in accordance with a predefined time-based profile. The automatic telephone service forwarding device may forward the telephone service by causing the wireless telephone to transmit a forwarding message to a telephone redirection device on an overhead data channel associated with a wireless communications network. Alternatively, the automatic telephone service forwarding device may forward the telephone service by placing a telephone call to the call redirection device. The call redirection device may include automatic call redirection equipment that is configured to enter forwarding instructions into a home location register for the wireless telephone by emulating a visitor location register in which the wireless telephone is attempting to register for roaming service.03-19-2009
20090275317CONNECTING A PHONE CALL TO A MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICE BASED ON THE TIME OF DAY THAT THE COMMUNICATION IS INITIATED - A method, system, and computer-readable medium with executable code for connecting an outgoing phone call to a user destination device based on the time the phone call is initiated. A user of a user destination device transmits a policy information packet containing contact numbers of a primary user destination device and all secondary user destination devices that the user may be reached at during specific times of the day to a call originating device. In response to the user of a call originating device initiating a request to connect a phone call to the user destination device, the call originating device autonomously selects the correct recipient user destination device by interpreting the policy information packet. The call originating device then connects the phone call to the primary user destination device or to a secondary user destination device depending on the current time of day.11-05-2009
20100178906Methods and Apparatuses for Configuration Automation - Methods and apparatuses for automated configuring of user preferences. In one aspect of the present invention, a method to operate a data processing system, includes: detecting whether or not a portable device is connected to the data processing system; and automatically configuring one or more user preferences of the data processing system according to an identity of the portable device in response to a change in whether or not the portable device is connected to the data processing system. In one aspect of the present invention, call forwarding of at least one of a land line phone and a mobile phone is automatically configured when the mobile phone is brought close to the land line phone or when the mobile phone is taken away from the land line phone.07-15-2010
20110117899DISTRIBUTED LOCATER, ALERT, REPEATER, AND/OR CALL TECHNOLOGIES FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICES - Systems, methods, and apparatus that utilize distributed locater, alert, repeater, and/or call technologies for communication devices are presented herein. A base component can be configured to receive a message at a base unit, the message corresponding to at least one of a call directed to a wireless communication device or another message directed to at least one of the wireless communication device or a wired communication device. The base component can distribute an alert to at least one remote unit based on the message. A remote component can be configured to receive the alert at the at least one remote unit, and broadcast the alert or another alert from the at least one remote unit. An interface component can be configured to receive an input at the at least one remote unit based on the alert. Further, the remote component can be configured to transmit a response based on the input.05-19-2011
20110244843VOICE-CONTROLLED COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND METHOD USING A BADGE APPLICATION - A communication system has a control computer, one or more concentrators and one or more access device each having a badge application that communicates wirelessly with the one or more concentrators. The access device with the badge application provides the user with a communications device that permits the user to initiate telephone calls and conferences, receive telephone calls, receive pages and be located within a particular environment.10-06-2011
20110244842COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, DEVICE WITH DIALING FUNCTION AND METHOD THEREOF - A communications system includes a caller device, a receiver device, and a communications device. The communications device includes a storage unit, a communications unit, and a processing unit. Each called party is assigned an identifier, and has one or more receiver device. Each receiver device is assigned a phone number. The storage unit stores a phone number of each receiver device associated with a called party. The processing unit includes a request receiving module for receiving a request, a request recognition module for determining whether the identifier from the request matched one of the identifier of the called party; an acquiring module for acquiring the phone numbers of one called party when matching. The communications unit dials the acquired phone numbers to establish communications with the receiver device.10-06-2011
20110244841APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DIGITAL VOICE CALL REDIRECTION - Apparatus, systems, and methods provide digital voice call redirection. A configuration module associates a phone number with a first identifier of a first voice terminal device and a second identifier of a second voice terminal device provided by an address module. A location module determines whether the first device is within a predefined proximity to the second device, such as by detecting connectivity between the devices, over a personal area network (“PAN”). A routing module redirects a digital voice call to a call module of the first device using the first identifier when the first device is not within the predefined proximity to the second device. Otherwise the routing module directs the call to a call module of the second device using the second identifier.10-06-2011
20090023430Bring call here selectively - A communication system includes logic to detect a second communication device in proximity to a first communication device engaged in a call, and to provide a substantially uninterrupted transfer of selected parties to the call to the second communication device. A proximate device may be identified as one capable of rendering a particular data type, and a substantially uninterrupted transfer may be performed to the proximate device of data of the communications having the data type. An application associated with communication data may be identified, as well as a proximate device capable of providing the application, and a substantially uninterrupted transfer may be performed to the proximate device of data associated with the application.01-22-2009
20100297989Routing Call to UMA-Capable Terminals using a Geographic Number - The invention relates to a method of routing a call made to a fixed telephone number of a UMA-subscriber in a mobile telecommunications network comprising a first and a second switching node and a location server. Location information of said UMA-subscriber is acquired wherein said location information comprises a location area code or a combination of location area code and cell identifier associated with a serving BSC or a serving GANC. The call is connected to the UMA-subscriber when the location area code or combination of location area code and cell identifier is associated with one of a group of GANCs, or connected to an alternative destination, such as a voicemail service, if the location area code or combination of location area code and cell identifier is not associated with said one of a group of GANCs. The methods described in the present invention disclosure allow for very efficient offering of UMA in combination with geographic numbers.11-25-2010
20120202474CLIENT DEVICE METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTING A CALL - A telecommunication method, server and system that route an outbound telephone communication initiated by a wireless remote device through an enterprise communication network. The system also routes an incoming call to a device associated with an enterprise communication network to a plurality of telephony devices including wireless devices and other remote devices.08-09-2012
20090221274SYSTEM, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ENABLING ALTERNATIVE CALL HANDLING ROUTINES FOR INCOMING CALLS - An incoming call is received on a computing device. In response to receiving the call, a determination is made to implement an alternative call handling routine instead of a default call handling routine. The alternative call handling routine is then initiated by performing a set or sequence of one or more actions that comprise the alternative call handling routine.09-03-2009
20110177801System and Method for Transferring Telephony Functions Associated With A Wireless Handheld Telephony Device - Devices, methods and programmed instructions useful for transferring one or more telephony functions associated with a wireless handheld telephony device to a second telephony device are disclosed. The wireless handheld telephony device provides information useful in transferring the one or more telephony functions to the second telephony device.07-21-2011
20110021183REDIRECTING CALLS BETWEEN RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES - A method of redirecting a call of a mobile telecommunications device from a first bearer radio access technology, RAT, to a second bearer radio access technology, comprising: 01-27-2011
20100311401COMMUNICATION SESSION TRANSFER FROM ONE COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO ANOTHER BASED ON LOCATION CORRELATED TO TIME - A communication network receives communications for a wireless communication device and transfers the communications for delivery to the wireless communication device. The wireless communication device determines data that correlates its location to time. Either the wireless communication device or the communication network process the data to detect a transfer condition that comprises the wireless communication device being located within a predetermined area for a predetermined period of time. If the transfer condition applies, then the communication network transfers communications for the wireless device for delivery to another communication device. When the transfer condition no longer applies, the communication network again transfers communications for the wireless communication device for delivery to the wireless communication device.12-09-2010
20110177800Text Alternative to Established Voice Call Session - Methods and systems are described wherein an initiating device sends a communication requesting a voice call session with a recipient device. In response, the initiating device receives a communication indicating that the initiating device can provide a text message instead of establishing the voice call session. In some cases, the communication may refuse the request voice call session, while in other cases the communication may simply indicate that the recipient device supports text messaging as an alternative to voice mail. As a result of the received communication, the initiating device outputs a text input prompt. After receiving text input in response to the prompt, the initiating device sends a text message containing the received text input.07-21-2011
20120071147METHOD FOR CALL CONTROL WHEN SETTING UP A COMMUNICATION LINK - The inventions relates to a method for call control when setting up a communication link from a first calling terminal device, particularly from a mobile radio terminal device which logged into or associated with a first communication network, via one or more communication networks to at least one called terminal device, wherein a server associated with the first communication network is used to report back the current status to the calling terminal device from the network. According to the invention an application is used to evaluate the status reported back from the network and a plurality of different actions can be defined and performed within the call control upon the status reported back from the network. Depending on said status one or more action(s) is/are performed which emanate(s) from the first calling terminal device and/or which is/are allocated thereto.03-22-2012
20120309373Proximity-Based Application Activation - An application is caused to be executed on a computing device in response to a particular mobile computing device entering a range of a particular wireless source. One example of an application that is executed is a call forwarding application for directing voice calls intended for the mobile computing device coupled to a cellular network to a land line network such that a user may receive calls at a telephone connected to the land line network. In another example, when the mobile computing device is within range of a particular wireless source, an electronic device (e.g., light, heating system, air conditioner) may be activated by the application that is executed. In still another example, the executing application may cause data that is stored on the mobile computing device to be transferred to the computing device.12-06-2012
20100022230METHOD FOR RECEIVING INCOMING CALL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL USING LOCAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DURING USER ABSENCE - The present invention provides a method for receiving an incoming call at a first mobile communication terminal including registering an identity of at least one second mobile communication terminal capable of performing local wireless communication with a first mobile communication terminal; checking, after receiving the incoming call at the first mobile communication terminal, whether a user's input is received by the first mobile communication terminal to accept the incoming call during a first time duration; and transmitting, if the user input is not received by the first mobile communication terminal, absence information to the second mobile communication terminal notifying the second mobile communication terminal of reception of the incoming call at the first mobile communication terminal using local wireless communication.01-28-2010
20100062751MOBILE SWITCHING CENTRE HANDOVER - Retaining contact data for a subscriber to a mobile communication network may be provided by a method and apparatus components therefor that allow for storing contact data for subscribers to a mobile network located within an area served by a mobile switching centre, receiving confirmation at the mobile switching centre (MSC) that a subscriber has left the area, updating the contact data to identify that the subscriber has left the area, and retaining at least part of the contact data, the retained part of the contact data containing call forwarding details for the subscriber.03-11-2010
20110306330SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANONYMOUS RECEPTION OF TELEPHONE CALLS - A disclosed wireless phone includes a user interface having at least one button, a processor coupled to the user interface to detect a user's activation of the button, and software stored in a memory including: an acquisition process to obtain a secondary phone number in response to the user's activation of the button, and a display process to display the secondary phone number to the user. A described telecommunications server provides the secondary phone number to the wireless phone, and includes a forwarding process that forwards incoming phone calls directed to the secondary phone number to the wireless phone with modified caller-id information. A described method of enabling anonymous reception of phone calls includes automatically determining a programmed phone number of a wireless phone, and providing a button that causes the wireless phone to automatically obtain a secondary phone number.12-15-2011
20090156187Method and system for call gating - A system and method for gating calls. A list of one or more callers that may contact a user at any time is received. A selection to activate call gating is received. A determination is made whether an identifier associated with a caller is on the list in response receiving a call. The call is connected to a communications device in response to determining the identifier is on the list.06-18-2009
20110165868METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCATION BASED CALL SIGNAL CONVERSION SERVICE IN A WIRE-LESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - The present invention relates to an apparatus and method for location based call signal conversion in a wireless communication network. The location based call signal conversion apparatus comprises an LBS (Location Based Service) server that provides location information on user terminals, and a call signal conversion server that converts the called signal to anyone called terminal on the called target terminal list that has been set up according to the current location of said called user terminal if a call connection request to a receiving user terminal from a sending user terminal is sensed among said user terminals, and if conditions for call signal conversion are satisfied according to the location and state of said called user terminal.07-07-2011
20120058756"I am Driving/busy" automatic response system for mobile phones - A cell phone which has been modified by the addition of software which responds to the press of one or more Busy keys by automatically sending a pre-typed text message to the sender of the latest text message just received or automatically answering an incoming call immediately upon pressing the Busy key and playing a pre-recorded audio message. The outgoing text or audio message can inform the sender of the incoming text or the caller that the user is driving or otherwise engaged and cannot respond immediately. In some embodiments, one or more Busy keys can be added keys or one or more existing keys on the cell phone or on the keypad of the cell phone or on a touchscreen or a visual depiction of a keypad on a touchscreen of the cell phone.03-08-2012
20120058755"I am driving/busy" automatic response system for mobile phones - A cell phone which has been modified by the addition of software which responds to the press of one or more Busy keys by automatically sending a pre-typed text message to the sender of the latest text message just received or automatically answering an incoming call immediately upon pressing the Busy key and playing a pre-recorded audio message. The outgoing text or audio message can inform the sender of the incoming text or the caller that the user is driving or otherwise engaged and cannot respond immediately. In some embodiments, one or more Busy keys can be added keys or one or more existing keys on the cell phone or on the keypad of the cell phone or on a touchscreen or a visual depiction of a keypad on a touchscreen of the cell phone.03-08-2012
20120028621SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDIRECTING COMMUNICATIONS FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - A method and system for automatically triggering call redirecting in response to a mobile device detecting its connection to a host such as a personal computer, is provided. In one embodiment, the mobile device detects connection by sensing application of a charging voltage via a Universal Serial Bus (USB) connection, and signaling the mobile device processor of the event. In response, the mobile device processor automatically decides to which alternative endpoint communications should be forwarded, and either instructs its transmitter to transmit a forwarding command to a network operations centre or instructs the host to transmit the command through the Internet. The network operations centre switch is operable to receive a call redirecting command respecting the mobile device from either the mobile device or the host to which the mobile device is connected, and adjusting its settings to effect call redirecting for subsequent communications for the mobile device.02-02-2012
20120028622CALL CONTROL - A method of call control in which a first communications network, detecting calls directed to a destination in the first network; redirects at least some of the calls to a destination in a second network (e.g. on no answer from the destination in the first network). The first communications network obtains from a client on a terminal associated with the destination in the second network a value for the time delay before a call to the destination in the second network is redirected in the second network on no answer to an alternative destination and sets a delay period to a value less than the value of the time delay obtained from the client. When one of the plurality of calls redirected to the second network is not answered in the second network within the delay period, the first communications network redirects the call to an alternative destination associated with the first network.02-02-2012
20120157067CALL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM - A method, performed by a user device, may include detecting an incoming call; determining whether the incoming call is associated with a very important person contact; directing the incoming call to a voicemail system, when the incoming call is not associated with a very important person contact; and providing, when the incoming call is associated with the very important person contact, an instant response message to a device associated with the incoming call without answering the incoming call. The method may further include providing reminder, including a ranked callback list of missed calls, to the user at particular intervals.06-21-2012
20120071148METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING TELEPHONE CONNECTION TO MOBILE-COMMUNICATION TERMINAL WHERE CALLING PARTY CONTROLS HOW CALL IS ESTABLISHED - The invention relates to a method for establishing a telephone connection to a mobile communications terminal device (03-22-2012
20120157068FIXED MOBILE CONVERGENCE AND VOICE CALL CONTINUITY USING A MOBILE DEVICE/DOCKING STATION - A network mobility device registers with a switch in a telephone network, and receives a first message from a docking station indicating that a mobile device has undocked from the docking station. The docking station includes a Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone that has a wired connection to a data network, and the mobile device includes a portable digital computing device. The network mobility device receives a call, destined for the mobile device, routed from the switch, and sends an alert message, based on the undocking of the mobile device and the received call, to the mobile device to notify a client of the mobile device of the call. The network mobility device forwards the call, based on the undocking of the mobile device, from the network mobility device to the client at the mobile device via the data network.06-21-2012
20110065427METHOD AND APPARATUS OF SUPPORTING WIRELESS FEMTOCELL COMMUNICATIONS - A method and apparatus of routing a call in a femtocell network are disclosed. In one example call routing method, a call is originated from the mobile station via a femtocell access point and the call is transmitted to a femtocell gateway, a mobile switching center and a carrier gateway server and onto an enterprise gateway server to obtain policy information. A routing policy is determined based on the obtained policy information and the call is routed to its destination based on the routing policy. The call may be routed via local media from a femtocell access point directly to the enterprise gateway server. The call routing procedures may implement the Iuh protocol and/or the session initiation protocol (SIP) for call signaling in the femtocell network. Call routing may be performed in a wireless cellular communications network or an enterprise network environment.03-17-2011
20110034157Method and apparatus for controlling communications - A method and an apparatus for controlling a communication established between terminals through COMM EST 02-10-2011
20100093330SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TELEPHONE COMMUNICATION - The system and method of the present invention may allow a calling party to make a called party to be aware of its intention to establish a call session with it in one or more ways. According to the present invention a calling party may be automatically offered alternatives to voice session or may be allowed to change the silent mode of the called party to a non-silent mode or may be allowed to address a query to a third party via the called party or may be automatically offered to re-establish a connection with a called party if it was disconnected by the called party in error.04-15-2010
20120129508METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR UNIFYING FIXED AND MOBILE DEVICES VIA THIRD PARTY CALL CONTROL - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for unifying fixed and mobile devices via third party call control (3PCC) are disclosed. The method is performed at a dedicated application server (AS) that supports a third-party call control (3PCC) interface. According to one method, a call addressed to a unified subscriber identifier associated with a terminating subscriber is detected, where the terminating subscriber is associated with two or more terminating endpoints. The call is offered to each of the terminating endpoints by initiating signaling to each of the terminating endpoints using the 3PCC interface. One of the terminating endpoints used to answer the call is detected and the call is redirected to the terminating endpoint used to answer the call. Signaling messages are sent to all of the terminating endpoints other than the terminating endpoint used to answer the call for instructing the terminating endpoints to release resources associated with the offered call.05-24-2012
20120214458Transfer Then Sleep - A second communication device is detected in proximity to a first communication device engaged in a call. A substantially uninterrupted transfer of the call is provided from the first communication device to the second communication device. At least a part of the first communication device is placed into a sleep mode in response to transfer of the call to the second communication device.08-23-2012
20100267374Extended cascaded ringing - A system and method for routing selected phone calls to a user having a plurality of communication resources is disclosed. Background information of a caller is identified. A context of the user is postulated based on available information. The user's communication resources are identified. A location of the user is estimated. A cascaded ringing program for routing the phone call to the user is identified based on the background information of the caller, the device type of the user's communication resources, the postulated context of the user, and the estimated location of the user. The phone call is then routed using the cascaded ringing program.10-21-2010
20120214459METHOD FOR ROUTING INCOMING COMMUNICATIONS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and system for routing incoming communications in a communications network are provided. The network comprises a plurality of network elements. An addressable number is associated with a plurality of communications devices each identified by a unique identifier. A communication addressed to a communications device is received at a network element, the communication comprising the addressable number. A subscriber service profile associated with the addressable number is retrieved at a discrete network element, where an appropriate communications device for delivery of the incoming communication based on pre-established criteria in the subscriber service profile is determined. An identifier of the appropriate communications device is forwarded from the discrete network element to the network element. The communication is transmitted to the appropriate communications device. The subscriber service profile comprises preferences for delivery of communications, and a list of communications devices that are at least one of active and registered.08-23-2012
20120214457TECHNIQUE FOR SIGNALLING TELEPHONE CALLS DURING A ROUTE GUIDANCE - The present disclosure relates to a technique for controlling the signalling of incoming telephone calls during a route guidance by means of a navigation device. A method aspect includes the steps of detecting an incoming telephone call, determining a distance to a forthcoming manoeuvre instruction or route reference point on a predetermined route in response to the detected telephone call, and delaying the incoming telephone call until a manoeuvre instruction has been output if the determined distance to the forthcoming manoeuvre instruction or route reference point falls short of a predetermined threshold value.08-23-2012
20100173620SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTEGRATED VOICE AND DATA SERVICES UTILIZING WIRED CORDLESS ACCESS WITH UNLICENSED SPECTRUM AND WIRED ACCESS WITH LICENSED SPECTRUM - Systems and methods for providing integrated wireless and wired data voice and data services via a dual mode telecommunications device are provided. A communication directed to an address associated with a dual mode device is received. If the dual mode device is in range of a wireless access point connected to a wired data network, then a determination is made whether the address of the dual mode device is associated with an address of at least one other device associated with the wired data network. If the address of the dual mode device is associated with an address of at least one other device associated with the wired data network, then the communication is routed over the wired data network to the dual mode device and the at least one other device.07-08-2010
20120172021CALL FORWARDING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FORWARDING A CALL TO A TERMINAL THROUGH NEAR-FIELD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION - In a call forwarding system, a management apparatus of the call forwarding system determines service terminals capable of near field wireless communication within a reception range of near field wireless communication, generates a terminal list, and receives a call event message reporting the receipt of a call from a reference terminal. The management apparatus may transmit a call report message including the terminal list to the reference terminal and the service terminals. The management apparatus may forward the call initially received by the reference terminal to a terminal which transmitted a receipt request message by transmitting a call forwarding request message to the reference terminal. The management apparatus may transmit, to the reference terminal and the service terminals, a receipt report message reporting the call was forwarded. According to a change receipt message or upon non-receipt by an intended terminal, the call may be reforwarded to another terminal.07-05-2012
20100009666METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING MOBILE TELEPHONE CALL TERMINATION SERVICE OVER OPEN SEA - Disclosed herein are method and system for providing mobile telephone call termination service over open sea. The system includes a ticketing system which applies to a mobile communication service provider of a customer's mobile telephone for a call termination service; a call termination service provision system which transmits a call termination signal when a call connection to the mobile telephone number is requested, according to the call termination service application, and establishes a call connection; and an internal switching system which is mounted in the airplane or the ship, receives the call termination signal from the call termination service provision server, searches for the customer corresponding to the telephone number, notifies the customer that the call termination signal is received, and transmits/receives voice data to/from the call termination service provision system according to a call connection request of the customer.01-14-2010
20100009665SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING EMERGENCY CALL FORWARDING SERVICES - A system and method for forwarding a telephone call includes routing a telephone call from a calling party to a first telephone of a called party. A determination may be made that the telephone call was not answered by the called party. A determination may be made as to whether the telephone call is to be forwarded to an unrelated second telephone within a predetermined distance of the first telephone. Geographic coordinates of the first telephone may be determined. A determination of geographic coordinates of at least one second telephone may be made. A determination as to whether the at least one unrelated second telephone is within the predetermined distance of the first telephone. An unrelated second telephone determined to be within the predetermined distance of the first telephone may be selected. The telephone call may be forwarded to the selected unrelated second telephone.01-14-2010
20120083257Enabling Mid-Call Services to be Added to a Communication Session by a Wireless Device - Mid-call services may be added to a communication session such as a telephone call (call session) by a wireless device on a mobile telephone network by causing the wireless device associated with the communication session to invoke a second call session directed to a vertical service code. The second call session is established on the wireless communication network and terminated on the PSTN to an application server associated with the vertical service code. The application server on the PSTN instantiates the service and matches the service associated with the vertical service code on the second call session with the first call session. The application server then applies the mid-call service associated with the vertical service code to the first call session to thus enable mid-call services to be applied to the first call session by the wireless device.04-05-2012
20120258698ERROR CORRECTION FOR DTMF CORRUPTION ON UPLINK - Aspects relate to provision of enterprise call capabilities to mobile devices. For example, a mobile device can indicate, over a data channel, that a PBX is to make a call on its behalf to a called party. The PBX can call back the mobile device, call the called party, and bridge those call legs to establish the call. The mobile device can employ mechanisms that a particular incoming call is made by the PBX. These mechanisms can include using ANI information, sending, and receiving audible verification codes over the voice channel established after answering the incoming call. The verification codes can be selected based different behaviors of the mobile devices.10-11-2012
20120190351MOBILE TERMINATION ROAMING FORWARDING FOR MOBILE DEVICES - A method for delivering a mobile terminated call to a mobile device communicating with a mobile switching center (MSC) in one example comprises steps of attempting to deliver the mobile terminated call to a mobile device, receiving a message that the mobile device is no longer in the location area served by the visiting MSC and forwarding the mobile terminated call to a different visiting MSC. The mobile terminated call is forwarded directly from one VMSC to another VMSC without requiring two potentially international calls to be placed serially from the GMSC to a VMSC. This method of Mobile Termination Roaming Forwarding can reduce substantial delay in call setup while saving network resources during establishment of the first call.07-26-2012
20090017808Call transfer to proximate devices - A second communication device is detected in proximity to a first communication device engaged in a call, and a substantially uninterrupted transfer of the call is made to the second device.01-15-2009
20080299958System and Method for Managing Mobile-Terminated (MT) Calls in IMS Network Environment Using Alternative Signaling - In one embodiment, a scheme is disclosed for managing delivery of a Mobile-Terminated (MT) call via an IMS network, wherein the MT call is originated by a calling party towards a User Equipment (UE) device that is CS-attached. An IMS-capable network node is operable to associate the received call information with an IP Multimedia Routing Number (IMRN) and provide the call information and the IMRN via alternative signaling (e.g., USSD or SMS messaging) to the UE device. A Mobile-Originated (MO) call process is initiated by the UE device using the received IMRN as the destination number, which terminates at the network node. Upon verifying that the returned IMRN is valid, the network node bridges the access and remote legs to establish the end-to-end path for the MT call between the UE device and the calling party.12-04-2008
20120322430SINGLE BUTTON MOBILE TELEPHONE USING SERVER-BASED CALL ROUTING - A user may carry a wearable device and may push a button on the wearable device to initiate a voice call. A computing system receives the request to initiate a voice call and may analyze datasets provided by the wearable device. The computing system may dynamically route voice calls to different destinations based on datasets received from a wearable device.12-20-2012
20100216445Call Transfer Method, System and Device - A call transfer method, system, and device are provided. The method includes obtaining information that the mobile switching center (MSC) of a called user equipment (UE) executes a call transfer service, and instructing the MSC of the called UE to send a call request to a third party UE according to the call originating process of the called UE.08-26-2010
20100216444METHODS AND DEVICES FOR CONTROLLING A REOUTING OF A CALL - Rerouting, as specified by ITU-T Q.730 is a network service that is executed by and under control of switching nodes, whereas IN services are executed under the control of a service control entity and invoked for certain calls only. Because of the two levels of control that are also separate from each other, inconsistencies may occur when an IN service is invoked for a call that may be in addition subject to rerouting. This problem is solved-in that a service control entity is adapted to perform the steps of receiving information relating to the rerouting of the call from the service switching entity, selecting a rerouting procedure for the call according to the received information, and sending an instruction to the service switching entity to continue the call according to the rerouting procedure. The information relating to the rerouting of the call information is in particular information about a rerouting capability of a preceding switching node.08-26-2010
20120289213Bring Call Here Selectively - A communication system includes logic to detect a second communication device in proximity to a first communication device engaged in a call, and to provide a substantially uninterrupted transfer of selected parties to the call to the second communication device. A proximate device may be identified as one capable of rendering a particular data type, and a substantially uninterrupted transfer may be performed to the proximate device of data of the communications having the data type. An application associated with communication data may be identified, as well as a proximate device capable of providing the application, and a substantially uninterrupted transfer may be performed to the proximate device of data associated with the application.11-15-2012
20100130186SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIRECTORY ASSISTANCE INCLUDING SMS SUPPORTED PRIVACY FEATURES - A method for providing communications between a requester and a desired party including receiving a request from a requester for information related to a desired party and retrieving at least one connection information related to the desired party. At least one connection message is sent to the desired party including at least one identifying information about the requester nd further offering the desired party at least one option for reply to be selected among of plurality of available predefined options. A reply is received from the desired party indicating an instruction for handling the request from the requester.05-27-2010
20130017812REMOTE ACCESS CONTROL TO RESIDENTIAL OR OFFICE BUILDINGS - Disclosed are computer-implemented methods and systems for providing remote access control to residential or office buildings. The disclosed methods allow employing virtual doorman functions in non-doorman buildings. An example method may comprise: receiving a call signal of an intercom station, the call signal comprising a resident identifier which indicates a resident with whom a visitor is trying to communicate, receiving a video stream generated by at least one camera, the video stream comprising one or more images of the visitor, retrieving visitor data associated with the resident identifier, the visitor data comprising one or more visitor profiles, and providing access to the building for the visitor based upon one or more predetermined criteria.01-17-2013
20130017813CHANGING THE USER INTERFACE AT A TELECOMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL - A technique is disclosed that changes one or more properties of a user interface at a telecommunications terminal based on an incoming call. When a first caller calls the telephone number of the terminal directly and the terminal answers the call, the terminal presents the direct call to the user through a first user interface. When a second caller calls a telephone number that is associated with a data-processing system and the call is then redirected to the terminal, the terminal presents the redirected call to the user through a second user interface. The telecommunications terminal can be a cell phone that belongs to a user, and the data-processing system can be a private branch exchange that serves an office enterprise network that the user belongs to, wherein the private branch exchange extends the call to the user's cell phone when the user is out of the office.01-17-2013
20110159861MOBILE PHONE NUMBER ANONYMIZER - A method, computer readable media and apparatus for temporarily mapping an anonymous number to a mobile endpoint device are disclosed. For example, the method assigns a first temporary anonymous number to a mobile endpoint device having a mobile number, and receives a call request to reach the mobile endpoint device in accordance with the first temporary anonymous number. The method forwards the call request to the mobile endpoint device if the first temporary anonymous number has not expired.06-30-2011
20130023254HOME COMMUNICATION CENTER - Methods, systems, devices, modules, and/or computer instructions for redirecting calls in a home communication center are provided. More particularly, a home communication center can include a femtocell, a DECT interface, and/or a network interface. The home communication center can register one or more cellular communication devices with the home communication center; receive, from the femtocell, a call directed to one of the cellular communication devices; determine if a redirection rule applies to the call; if a redirection rule applies to the call, determine a DECT phone to receive the call; determine a phone number for the DECT phone; and, send the call to the DECT interface to call the phone number of the DECT phone.01-24-2013
20080242285HOTLINE ROUTING OF PRE-ACTIVATED GSM SUBSCRIBERS USING PSEUDO-MSISDNs - The present invention relates to hotline routing of calls originating from mobile stations. The hotline routing conserves MSISDNs for valid subscribers and provides a relatively generic solution. In one example, a computer system stores in a location register a subscriber profile with an IMSI and a pseudo-MSISDN. A mobile station (which includes a SIM with the IMSI) originates a call. After translation of the pseudo-MSISDN, a serving MSC routes the call to a service activation center.10-02-2008
20080233936Method of constructing a quickconfig message in a 1xEvolution data only (1xEV-DO) communication network and method of reducing call and handoff failure rates in the 1xEV-DO network without introducing additional call setup latencies - In a method of constructing a QuickConfig message in a 1x Evolution (1XEV) data only (EV-DO) communication network for broadcast by a base station of the network to a plurality of users served thereby, a Forward Traffic Valid (FTValid) bit in a field of the QuickConfig message is set to a default value of a logic high state for all users. No delay occurs for a call setup between a given user and the base station even if the user requests the call setup after the QuickConfig message has been constructed by the base station.09-25-2008
20080227439Emulation of Private Branch Exchange Behavior - An apparatus and methods are disclosed for use by organizations that have PBXs at a plurality of sites. The invention pertains to cell phone calls from an to his or her “home” private branch exchange. For example, an employee who works at the Chicago branch office might call the Chicago office's PBX to invoke a feature such as setting up call forwarding, retrieving voice mail, etc. In the illustrative embodiment, such calls might be automatically and transparently directed to another PBX when it is advantageous to do so (e.g., for the purposes of security, reducing toll charges, because of unavailability of a particular PBX, etc.) Factors that might be used to determine whether to re-direct a call and to which PBX to re-direct a call include the day and time of the call, the network that the cell phone is currently connected to, etc.09-18-2008
20080220756METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PROVIDE SERVICE AVAILABILITY TO MULTI-MODE TERMINALS IN DIFFERENT ACCESS NETWORKS - Method and system to provide service availability to multi-mode terminals in different access networks is presented. In an embodiment, a computer-readable medium includes instructions that when executed, cause the computer to automatically enable first call forwarding prior to a wireless multi-mode communication terminal access change from a first communication network to a second communication network, where first calls are redirected from a first directory number of the first communication network to a second directory number of the second communication network. The computer-readable medium also includes additional instructions that when executed, cause the computer to automatically disable second call forwarding subsequent to the wireless multi-mode communication terminal access change when the second call forwarding conflicts with the enabled first call forwarding. The second call forwarding includes redirecting incoming second calls to a first directory number of the first communication network.09-11-2008
20080220755Time of day warning for calls to roaming mobile phones - The present time of day warning system provides the subscriber with the ability to designate at least one time interval during the course of the day when the subscriber prefers not to receive calls on their mobile phone unless these incoming calls are of an urgent nature. In this system, if the subscriber has enrolled in the Time Of Day Warning Service and their mobile phone is turned on, when someone attempts to call the subscriber, the mobile phone system determines the present time of day at the subscriber's present location. If the incoming call is attempted during one of the subscriber-designated blackout time intervals, the incoming call is intercepted. The calling party receives a recorded message which indicates the present time at the subscriber's present location and an indication that the subscriber is not taking calls at this time.09-11-2008
20080220754IP BASED LAWFUL INTERCEPTION AT THE SOURCE - A system and method for lawful intercept of call content incorporates a control element receiving subscriber information as a lawful intercept target and issuing a media forking command to a media transfer element transmitting RTP data. The media transfer element receives the media forking command and provides duplicates of RTP data packets associated with the subscriber transmitted through the media transfer element for transmission to a delivery function. The media forking command is an attribute in an SDP and includes definition of IP addresses for at least one delivery function. An acknowledgement of the forking command from the media transfer element to the control element is provided.09-11-2008
20130122881Method of Using Base Station Signal to Quickly Set Call Forwarding and Mobile Communication Terminal - The present disclosure generally relates to the technical field of communications, and discloses a method of using a base station signal to quickly set call forwarding and a mobile communication terminal. The method comprises the following steps of: A. carrying out setting of call forwarding, and saving a base station information of a wireless network where the call forwarding is set; and B. reading a call forwarding target phone number that is set, sending a call forwarding request to the wireless network, and after a confirmation is obtained from the wireless network, activating a check timer to complete the setting of call forwarding.05-16-2013
20130137409SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS - Methods and systems for mobile communications are provided, which provide a hands-free mobile communication when one is driving, particularly without the driver having to take out the mobile terminal and place it in the holder of a hands-free system and connect a cord. The methods and systems for mobile communications can support a plurality of users. The automobile mobile terminal is also used to perform other useful functions.05-30-2013
20130115932TRANSFERRING AN ACTIVE CALL TO ANOTHER DEVICE - In general, this disclosure describes techniques for transferring an active telephone call between devices using short-range wireless communication. In one example, a method includes, while the first device and a second device are connected to a telephone call, obtaining, by the first device and from a third device using short-range wireless communication, configuration information associated with the third device, sending, by the first device, a message to a call controller in order to connect the third device to the telephone call, wherein the message includes at least a portion of the configuration information associated with the third device, and disconnecting the first device from the telephone call after the third device is connected to the telephone call.05-09-2013
20130095808Obviating Mobile Airtime Minutes For Business Telephone Calls - Systems and methods are described that provide a phantom mobile telephone number that is assigned by the mobile telephone service provider, for business customers and/or customers subscribing to the service. Upon receipt of the phantom mobile telephone number at the mobile service provider's internal call routing system, the call is associated with a preexisting landline number assigned to a business. The mobile telephone call is forwarded to the preexisting landline telephone number and is not charged airtime minutes.04-18-2013
20130095807SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING A DISTRIBUTED MOBILE CALL CENTER FOR A SERVICE ESTABLISHMENT - A method and system for distributing a service center call. The method and system include hosting an electronic database of information regarding service agent availability, providing a user interface for allowing a service agent to update the database regarding the availability of the service agent to receive service calls, and receiving a customer service call request. To route the customer service call request, the method and system determines the location of a customer originating the customer service call request, determines availability of at least one service agent within a predetermined location threshold of the location of the customer, and routing the customer service call request to the local service agent or to a service agent outside of the predetermined location threshold of the location of the customer if there are no available service agents within the predetermined location threshold of the location of the customer.04-18-2013
20130102298INTELLIGENT CALL IDENTIFICATION - A network device receives, from a switching node, a forwarded call directed to a particular mobile terminal and holds the forwarded call. The network device generates an alert message including context information for the forwarded call and sends, to the mobile terminal, the alert message. Information from the alert message is presented to a user of the mobile terminal in advance of receiving the call. After sending the alert message, the network device routes the forwarded call to the mobile terminal.04-25-2013
20130115931DETECTING SUBSCRIBER INPUT VIA A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR INITIATING NETWORK PROVISIONING OF SUCH DEVICE - Methods, systems, and apparatus for detecting subscriber input via a wireless communication device for initiating network provisioning of the wireless communication device are presented herein. A method can include receiving, via an interface of a wireless communication device, a first input from a subscriber of a wireless service associated with the wireless communication device; sending, by the wireless communication device based on the first input from the subscriber, a request for provisioning the wireless communication device via a wireless network associated with the wireless service; and outputting, via the interface of the wireless communication device, a first message including a condition for the provisioning the wireless communication device via the wireless network based on the request. In an example, the method can further include receiving, based on the request, the condition from a component of the wireless network.05-09-2013
20130150010Optimizing mobile cost of answering incoming anchored call through local number pick up - A proposed method and system allow customer to avoid long distance charges that arise when user receives a call when he/she is outside of his home network. We rely on fact that in Cellular network the call placed from the terminal that outside home network to local number will not be a subject of long distance tariff.06-13-2013
20130137410METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR UNIFYING FIXED AND MOBILE DEVICES VIA THIRD PARTY CALL CONTROL - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for unifying fixed and mobile devices via third party call control (3PCC) are disclosed. The method is performed at a dedicated application server (AS) that supports a third-party call control (3PCC) interface. According to one method, a call addressed to a unified subscriber identifier associated with a terminating subscriber is detected, where the terminating subscriber is associated with two or more terminating endpoints. The call is offered to each of the terminating endpoints by initiating signaling to each of the terminating endpoints using the 3PCC interface. One of the terminating endpoints used to answer the call is detected and the call is redirected to the terminating endpoint used to answer the call. Signaling messages are sent to all of the terminating endpoints other than the terminating endpoint used to answer the call for instructing the terminating endpoints to release resources associated with the offered call.05-30-2013
20120282907Call Screening Method And Apparatus - A cellular telephone system is provided with a process and apparatus for screening an incoming call. The process is carried out by, and the apparatus comprises, a service provider and a mobile station. The mobile station answers the incoming call and places the call on hold. The mobile station connects to the service provider and places the service provider and the incoming caller on multi-party hold. The mobile station then signals the service provider to begin screening the call. In response, the service provider prompts the incoming caller for the incoming caller's identification and then communicates this information to the mobile station. Based on this information, the mobile station can elect to accept or reject the incoming call.11-08-2012
20130157635COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND CALL TRANSFER METHOD OF SAME - A communication device includes a communication unit, a storage unit, a processor, and a transfer module. The communication unit communicates with an external communication device. The storage unit stores a call transfer code. The processor records a ring data of the external communication device. The ring data is defined to a ring count of each incoming call made from the external communication device and number of times called made from the external communication device. The transfer module compares the ring data with the call transfer code, sets the telephone number of the external communication device to be a transferring telephone number of the communication device when the ring data is equal to the call transfer code, and implements a call transfer function and message transfer function of the communication device.06-20-2013
20130157636SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REASSIGNING AN ACTIVE MOBILE TELEPHONE CALL FROM DEVICE TO ANOTHER DEVICE - Systems and methods for reassigning active mobile telephone calls from one device to another device are provided. The systems and methods include receiving and answering a phone call, displaying a list of devices within a short range network, reassigning the telephone call to one of the devices, and disconnecting the call from the transferring device.06-20-2013
20130183950CALL FORWARDING APPARATUS AND METHOD - According to one embodiment, a method for performing a user call forwarding operation through near field communication between a fixed terminal and a portable terminal includes determining that a distance between a first fixed terminal and the portable terminal is within a specified distance, detecting a movement within the specified distance, determining that the detected movement is the same as a specified movement, and requesting call forwarding to the first fixed terminal when the detected movement is the same as the specified movement.07-18-2013
20130203396CORDLESS TELEPHONE ACTIVE-CALL ENABLED INTERCOM - A method of using an intercom on a cordless telephone during an active call. The active call is put on hold while the intercom is in use. Once the call is re-activated, the intercom is shut off. This system may be designed for a cordless telephone with one handset or a plurality of handsets.08-08-2013
20120088481INFORMATION SYSTEM WITH DETACHABLE INFORMATION MODULE - A unitary handheld portable module includes a keypad for entering data and a display for displaying data. A base module is configured to be coupled with and communicate through a telephone line and includes a keypad for dialing a telephone number and a display for displaying information. The portable and base modules are configured to have a mounted configuration in which the portable module is removably mounted on the base module and covers the base module's display, and the modules communicate with each other for the portable module's display to display information relating to operation of the base module.04-12-2012

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