Telephone call control methods

  • US 7,532,715 B2
  • Filed: 03/21/2006
  • Issued: 05/12/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/18/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
Patent Images

1. A method of restricting the calling capabilities of a telephone, comprising:

  • requesting an administrator identifier,receiving the administrator identifier through an interface on the telephone that permits direct programming of the telephone;

    comparing the received administrator identifier to at least one administrator identifier that is pre-associated with the telephone;

    restarting or exiting the method if the received administrator identifier does not match the administrator identifier that is pre-associated with the telephone;

    identifying a current user as an administrator if the result of the comparison is that the received administrator identifier matches the administrator identifier that is pre-associated with the telephone;

    requesting from the administrator a telephone number;

    storing the telephone number in an address book; and

    ,limiting the telephone to only calling one of the telephone numbers stored in the address book.

View all claims
    ×
    ×

    Thank you for your feedback

    ×
    ×