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VOICEMAIL ON DEMAND

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009903D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Sep-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 53K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Hans-Peter Herzig: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Instead of automatically starting the recording of voice messages on a mobile voice mail box, the caller initiates the recording.

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MOTOROLA

Technical Developments

VOICEMAIL ON DEMAND

by Hans-Peter Herzig and Volker Martschink

ABSTRACT

Instead of automatically starting the recording of voice messages on a mobile voice mail box, the caller initiates the recording.

INTRODUCTION

When making a phone call to a person that is not available, often a voice box replies the call and sounds a pre-recorded message. After this, the caller can leave a message of her/his own.

The recording channel will be open then until the caller hangs up. In the meantime, only noise will be recorded if the caller does not leave a message.

Nevertheless, the called person will receive an indication that a message is waiting. The indication can be a flashing light on the voice box or, if a service provider maintains the voice box, the user may receive a SMS message on his mobile phone.

This indication will normally cause her/him to call the voice box and recall the "empty" message.

This is annoying and generates unnecessary costs for the called person (costs for a call to the voice box).

PROBLEM(S) TO BE SOLVED

The caller controls if he/she wants to leave a message and when to start the recording.

Motorola. Inc 2000

PROPOSED SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM(S)

The method described here introduces the option to stan recording after the pre-recorded message.

The sequence will be the following:

. The caller places a call.

. If the called person does respond to that call it will be answered by a voice mail system.

. The voice mail system plays a pr...