Telephone identification calling apparatus and procedures

  • US 6,449,359 B1
  • Filed: 01/26/1999
  • Issued: 09/10/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/29/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for improving the calling procedure of a cellular telephone connected to a telephone exchange having a memory cell assigned to said cellular telephone, said cellular telephone having an earphone loudspeaker, a ring loudspeaker and means for performing a standard hook-up procedure, whereby said cellular telephone is placed in communication with calling telephones through said telephone exchange, said method comprising:

  • creating at least one customized message for said cellular telephone by registering said customized message in memory means;

    providing a boosted loudspeaker in said cellular telephone;

    activating said boosted loudspeaker and deactivating said earphone loudspeaker and said ring loudspeaker when said cellular telephone is switched on but is not in communication with another telephone;

    activating said boosted loudspeaker and retrieving said at least one customized message when said cellular telephone receives an incoming call, and sounding said retrieved at least one customized message through said boosted loudspeaker;

    performing said standard hook-up procedure while deactivating said boosted loudspeaker if said boosted loudspeaker is not already deactivated, and activating said earphone loudspeaker; and

    placing said incoming call in communication with said cellular telephone through said telephone exchange.

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