System, method and device for managing messages

  • US 8,411,829 B2
  • Filed: 12/16/2009
  • Issued: 04/02/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/16/2008
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for managing messages comprising the steps of:

  • providing a message managing device operatively connected to a phone line at a first location, the first location having a first recording mechanism, and the message managing device including a second recording mechanism to supplement the first recording mechanism;

    detecting a recording of a first copy of a message at the first recording mechanism at the first location, the message intended to be communicated to a particular user, wherein the detecting is performed by ring detection circuitry of the second recording mechanism that monitors the phone line and detects the recording of the message at the first recording mechanism;

    recording a second copy of the message at the first location by the second recording mechanism; and

    transmitting the second copy of the message to a second location, such that the message at the first location is available to the particular user at both the first location and the second location.

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