Method and apparatus for providing call screening on cordless telephone equipment using three-way calling

  • US 6,389,293 B1
  • Filed: 05/09/2000
  • Issued: 05/14/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/09/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A memory to provide a cordless telephone used by a called party with a call screening function, the memory comprising:

  • instructions for receiving an incoming telephone call from a calling party;

    instructions for connecting the incoming telephone call to a voicemail service of the called party;

    instructions for establishing a three-way connection between the calling party, the called party, and the voicemail service;

    instructions for muting the cordless telephone so that the called party may listen as the calling party leaves a message on the voicemail service without the calling party having knowledge that the called party is listening; and

    instructions for providing a two-way connection between the calling party and the called party upon interception of the incoming telephone call by the called party, wherein the instructions for receiving, connecting, establishing, and muting are configured to execute without human intervention.

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