Method and apparatus for determining the telephony features assigned to a telephone

  • US 5,485,511 A
  • Filed: 09/08/1994
  • Issued: 01/16/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/08/1994
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. Apparatus for determining which telephony features are assigned to a telephone within a telephone network having a central switch and a plurality of available telephony features, said apparatus comprising:

  • feature activation means for sending a plurality of feature activation request signals from the telephone to the central switch, each of said feature activation request signals designating a telephony feature;

    a receiver for receiving feature status signals from the central switch, each of said feature status signals indicating whether a feature corresponding to a feature activation signal sent by said feature activation means is assigned to the telephone; and

    a processor for generating a list of features assigned to the telephone from said feature status signals received from the central switch.

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