Method and system for providing enhanced caller identification

  • US 6,160,876 A
  • Filed: 02/19/1999
  • Issued: 12/12/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/24/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for processing a call from a calling party at a calling communication station to a called party at a called communication station, the method comprising the steps of:

  • (a) determining whether standard caller identification information for the calling communication station can be provided to the called communication station;

    (b) in response to a determination that standard caller identification information can not be provided, transmitting a forward call message which includes an identifier for the called communication station and a presentation indicator;

    (c) in response to the forward call message, transmitting a request for audible caller identification information to the calling communication station; and

    (d) transmitting the audible caller identification information to the called communication station.

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