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Location sensitive voicemail greeting for mobile telephones

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000015033D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Aug-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 26K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a means for automatically selecting voicemail greetings based on the unavailable party's location. The location sensitive voicemail system preferably allows different greetings to be associated with different locations. Once set up, the voicemail system preferably picks which greeting to play automatically: the voicemail user's location could be determined by which cell a mobile phone handset in, or which physical extension they are signed onto in an office environment, for example. Various methods could be used to set up greetings for different locations, including DTMF touch-tone menus (listing recently or frequently visited locations defaulting to the current location), web or wap interfaces, etc. Each greeting could be associated with several locations, with a default greeting defined for everywhere else. 1

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Location sensitive voicemail greeting for mobile telephones

Disclosed is a means for automatically selecting voicemail
greetings based on the unavailable party's location.

     The location sensitive voicemail system preferably allows
different greetings to be associated with different locations.
Once set up, the voicemail system preferably picks which greeting
to play automatically: the voicemail user's location could be
determined by which cell a mobile phone handset in, or which
physical extension they are signed onto in an office environment,
for example.

     Various methods could be used to set up greetings for
different locations, including DTMF touch-tone menus (listing
recently or frequently visited locations - defaulting to the
current location), web or wap interfaces, etc. Each greeting
could be associated with several locations, with a default
greeting defined for everywhere else.

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