Portable telephone user profiles

  • US 5,657,377 A
  • Filed: 03/03/1993
  • Issued: 08/12/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of invoking a telephone user profile comprising:

  • (a) storing a user call operation profile comprising at least one of call forwarding information, do not disturb settings, ring time, pickup group number, interconnect number, call trace information, disconnect data, speed call information and network carrier identification in a database at a central switching system,(b) dialing from any station in communication with said central switching system a predetermined sequence identifying the user,(c) identifying the user from the sequence and identifying the physical location of the station from which the dialing occurred without the user dialing its line number and storing an indication of that physical location in said database in association with said profile; and

    (d) accessing said profile for subsequent calls from said physical location, and using said profile in the processing of said subsequent calls.

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