METHODS, SMART CARDS, AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING PORTABLE COMPUTER, VOIP, AND APPLICATION SERVICES

  • US 20140161033A1
  • Filed: 07/19/2013
  • Published: 06/12/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/01/2004
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A VoIP server system associated with a VoIP telephony service, wherein the VoIP server system is configured to communicate with a plurality of portable VoIP telephony endpoints via a packet switched data network, the VoIP server system comprising:

  • a first VoIP server function that allows a first particular user of a respective first one of the portable VoIP telephony endpoints to place an outbound VoIP telephone call to a selected one of a PSTN telephony endpoint and a second one of the portable VoIP telephony endpoints;

    a second VoIP server function that maintains at least one Internet connection by which to receive, from the first portable VoIP telephony endpoint, a particular 10-digit PSTN-compatible telephone number; and

    a third VoIP server function that facilitates a call setup operation to cause a voice telephony call to be routed from the first portable VoIP telephony endpoint to the selected one of the PSTN telephony endpoint and the second portable VoIP telephony endpoint associated with the particular 10-digit PSTN-compatible telephone number;

    wherein the first portable VoIP telephony endpoint comprises a cellular telephone.

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