Method of providing access to presence related information

  • US 8,391,892 B2
  • Filed: 10/18/2006
  • Issued: 03/05/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/01/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method comprising:

  • determining, via at least one processor, to facilitate access to at least one interface configured to allow access to at least one service, the at least one service configured to perform at least the following;

    store, at a server, presence information for a user;

    receive a request for access to said presence information from an entity;

    allow or deny access to said presence information based on a pre-defined list;

    log the identity of an entity each time the entity requests, accesses, or is denied access to the presence information;

    provide data to a wireless information terminal associated with the user for presenting the identity of the entity,log the time of request, access, or denial of access at the server; and

    deliver to the terminal for display the logged time of request, access, or denial of access and the identity of the entity that has requested, accessed, or been denied access to, the presence information together with a user selectable option to contact that entity using voice or message based communication.

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