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Record a Phone Conversation and Place Into Phonemail

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122522D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Smith, MD: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method in which all or part of a user's phone conversation can be saved, played back, and sent to another user in the same manner as phone messages.

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Record a Phone Conversation and Place Into Phonemail

      This article describes a method in which all or part of a
user's phone conversation can be saved, played back, and sent to
another user in the same manner as phone messages.

      A PhoneMail* user begins recording a conversation by pressing a
button (or sequence), and all parties involved in the conversation
are recorded by PhoneMail. The user temporarily suspends recording by
pressing a button (or sequence) calling for a pause. Another button
(or sequence) stops the pause and returns to recording the
conversation. The user can stop recording the conversation by pushing
a button (or sequence) or by simply hanging up.

      The current PhoneMail features are extended to include the
playback and forwarding options described herein. The methods for use
are consistent with the current PhoneMail system.

      This invention allows users to save all or part of a
conversation for later review. For example, when a conversation
contains in-depth technical information, the involved parties would
benefit from having the option to replay the topics discussed word
for word.

      This invention allows users to send all or part of a phone
conversation on to another user. For example, when one or more
parties cannot attend a conference call they would be able to review
the discussion in full context by later listening to the actual
conversation.

      This invention makes for a more robust system of e...