Multi-ring telephone method and system

  • US 5,802,160 A
  • Filed: 01/19/1996
  • Issued: 09/01/1998
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/19/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for providing telephone service comprising the steps of:

  • associating a list of telephone numbers with a representative telephone number;

    detecting a call to the representative telephone number from a calling telephone number;

    simultaneously signalling at a plurality of telephone numbers on the list; and

    thereafter terminating the signalling at remaining ones of the plurality of telephone numbers in response to an off-hook indication at more than one of the plurality of telephone numbers.

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