Network device management

  • US 7,171,194 B2
  • Filed: 02/13/2004
  • Issued: 01/30/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A telephone that is capable of sharing a common phone number with other telephones, the telephone comprising:

  • a computer-readable medium comprising a unique identifier that uniquely identifies a telephone that has a telephone number associated therewith, wherein the unique identifier is not the telephone number; and

    logic in data communication with the computer-readable medium configured to format a signaling word, wherein the signaling word comprises payload data representative of a change request to assign a service associated with the telephone number to the telephone.

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