Method and apparatus for initiating telephone calls using a data network

  • US 6,192,123 B1
  • Filed: 04/14/1997
  • Issued: 02/20/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/14/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for initiating telephone calls on a voice network in response to requests from a data network comprising the steps, performed by a processor, of:

  • receiving a data network request to initiate a telephone call, including a user telephone number;

    identifying a stored telephone number corresponding to the request;

    signaling a switch to make a call on the voice network to an instrument identified by the stored telephone number;

    monitoring a status of the call; and

    providing a user with an indication of a change in the status of the call.

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