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Sending a Missed Call Notification to a Receiver Based on an Instruction From a Caller

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000198125D
Publication Date: 2010-Jul-26

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Abstract

A system, method, and computer program product are provided for sending a missed call notification to a receiver based on an instruction from a caller. In use, an instruction is received from a caller to send a missed call notification to a receiver. Additionally, at least one parameter associated with the instruction is identified. Further, the missed call notification is generated utilizing the at least one parameter. Moreover, the missed call notification is sent to the receiver.

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SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR SENDING A MISSED CALL NOTIFICATION TO A RECEIVER BASED ON AN INSTRUCTION FROM A CALLER

Field of the Invention

[0001]           The present invention relates to missed calls, and more particularly to missed call notifications.

Background

[0002]           To date, a significant number of telephone users have begun placing calls for the purpose of being missed by the receivers of such calls.  For example, a telephone user may place call, allow the call to ring a desired number of times, and then disconnect the call prior to the receiver of the call answering the call.  This practice ultimately results in a notification of a missed call being provided to the receiver. Unfortunately, the effect of the purposeful placement of these missed calls has been largely undesirable.

[0003]           Just by way of example, missed calls generally cause non-revenue generating traffic for the network service providers whose service is utilized to provide the missed calls.  At the same time, such missed calls consume network resources, information technology (IT)/billing system capacity, etc.  There is thus a need for addressing these and/or other issues associated with the prior art.

SUMMARY

[0004]           A system, method, and computer program product are provided for sending a missed call notification to a receiver based on an instruction from a caller.  In use, an instruction is received from a caller to send a missed call notification to a receiver.  Additionally, at least one parameter associated with the instruction is identified.  Further, the missed call notification is generated utilizing the at least one parameter.  Moreover, the missed call notification is sent to the receiver.

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Brief Description of the Drawings

[0006]           Figure 1 illustrates a network architecture, in accordance with one possible embodiment. 

[0007]           Figure 2 illustrates an exemplary system, in accordance with one embodiment.

[0008]           Figure 3 illustrates a method for sending a missed call notification to a receiver based on an instruction from a caller, in accordance with one embodiment.

[0009]           Figure 4 illustrates a system for sending a missed call notification to a receiver based on an instruction from a caller and identifying a call from the receiver that is responsive to the missed call notification, in accordance with another embodiment.

[0010]           Figure 5 illustrates a method for generating and sending a missed call notification to a receiver based on an instruction from a caller, in accordance with yet another embodiment.

[0011]           Figure 6 illustrates a method for rating a call based on a determination of whether the call is responsive to a missed call notification, in accordance with still yet another embodiment.

 


Detailed Description

[0012]           Figure 1 illustrates a network architecture 100, in accordance with one possible embodiment.  As shown, at least one network 102 is provided.  In the conte...