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Setting Priority Levels to Phone Calls

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103762D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 42K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cahill, LM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A technique is provided for allowing callers to set priority levels to their phone calls, giving the receivers an indication of the importance of the call before they pick up the phone. 1. Users can set the following priority levels to their phone calls: High Importance, Medium Importance, Low Importance, Personal. 2. The priority level can be set by pressing the appropriate number or combination of numbers on their telephone when placing the call, or selecting the appropriate priority level from the Telephone Pad window on their workstation (See Figure 1). 3. When the phone rings, the recipient of the phone call will receive a message on his/her computer screen indicating the importance of the phone call. 4.

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Setting Priority Levels to Phone Calls

      A technique is provided for allowing callers to set priority
levels to their phone calls, giving the receivers an indication of
the importance of the call before they pick up the phone.
1.  Users can set the following priority levels to their phone calls:
High Importance, Medium Importance, Low Importance, Personal.
2.  The priority level can be set by pressing the appropriate number
or combination of numbers on their telephone when placing the call,
or selecting the appropriate priority level from the Telephone Pad
window on their workstation (See Figure 1).
3.  When the phone rings, the recipient of the phone call will
receive a message on his/her computer screen indicating the
importance of the phone call.
4.  If the user wishes, he/she can also set up the telephone to ring
at different tones, each tone indicating the priority of the call.

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