Telephone management system and method

CAFC
  • US 7,489,671 B2
  • Filed: 01/29/2007
  • Issued: 02/10/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/14/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of removing a communications device from a communications network, the method comprising:

  • receiving from the communications device a request to leave the communications network, where the communications network is identified by a communications network identifier, the request comprising a unique identifier tat uniquely identifies the communications device and payload data indicating a change request, where the unique identifier that uniquely identifies the communications device is not a telephone number; and

    updating a database containing data corresponding to the communications network, the database containing information usable to correlate communications services available generally to the communications network from at least one communications service provider to particular communications devices within the communications network, to reflect the removal of the communications device from the communications network, to decorrelate in the database one or more communication services from the communications device if the one or more communication services are determined to be connected in the database to the communications device, and to correlate in the database the one or more communications services to a second communications device by relating in the database a second unique identifier that uniquely identifies the second communications device and data representing the one or more communications services.

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