Methods and apparatus for providing expanded telecommunications service

CAFC
  • US 7,822,188 B1
  • Filed: 09/22/2006
  • Issued: 10/26/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/01/1999
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of processing calls, the method comprising:

  • storing in computer readable memory associated with a call processing system a phone address associated with a first subscriber;

    storing in computer readable memory a plurality of phone addresses for the subscriber associated with at least one network selected from the group including a wireline network, a wireless network, and/or an Internet network;

    participating at the call processing system in a first call with the subscriber, wherein the first call is associated with a second phone address;

    placing a first outcall from a call processing system to the first called party, wherein the call processing system inserts the first phone address in a callerID field associated with signaling information associated with the first outcall, wherein the first phone address is different than the second phone address;

    bridging the first call and the first outcall;

    participating at the call processing system in a second call with the subscriber, wherein the second call is conducted via a subscriber communication device associated with a third phone address;

    placing a second outcall from a call processing system to the second called party, wherein the call processing system inserts the first phone address in a callerID field associated with signaling information associated with the second outcall, wherein the first phone address is different than the third phone address; and

    bridging the second call and the second outcall.

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