Method, system and apparatus for causing customer premises equipment to automatically call a telecommunications server

  • US 5,970,125 A
  • Filed: 09/23/1997
  • Issued: 10/19/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/23/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of automatically receiving information at customer premises equipment (CPE), the method comprising:

  • a) measuring idle time elapsed since the CPE was last used;

    b) transmitting a current information request message from said CPE to a messaging platform when the idle time is greater than a pre-defined idle time threshold; and

    c) receiving information from said messaging platform in response to said information request message.

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