Computing device and system for rendering contact information that is retrieved from a network service

  • US 10,547,739 B2
  • Filed: 04/10/2018
  • Issued: 01/28/2020
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/16/2015
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for operating a computing device, the method comprising:

  • (a) determining a phone number of an incoming communication;

    (b) initiating a retrieval process to retrieve information associated with the phone number from a predetermined network location of a network authority, wherein the information is retrieved from a database storing phone numbers associated with a plurality of end-user devices, and wherein an entity authorized with the network authority to use the phone number provides the information to the network authority to associate the information with the phone number; and

    (c) rendering the retrieved information and the phone number of the incoming communication using the computing device.

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