Apparatus and method for transmitting call holding message in mobile communication terminal

  • US 7,551,900 B2
  • Filed: 05/25/2004
  • Issued: 06/23/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/26/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for transmitting a call holding message in a mobile communication terminal, comprising:

  • receiving voice data corresponding to a call holding message to be transmitted to a caller in response to an incoming call from the caller;

    storing the received voice data;

    outputting a menu on a display of the terminal, said menu comprising a listing of information indicative of a number of pre-stored messages;

    receiving a selection signal selecting a first call-holding message from said menu corresponding to the received voice data in response to the incoming call from the caller;

    retrieving the voice data corresponding to the first message in response to the selection signal; and

    transmitting the first message to the caller through pressing a key of a key input unit of the terminal, said method further comprises;

    generating a selection signal based on depression of at least one of a plurality of number keys of a key input unit of the terminal, wherein generating the selection signal further comprises;

    depressing a first number key for a first period of time; and

    depressing at least a second number key for a second predetermined period of time.

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