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Mobile Phone Option to Verify Caller's Identity Based on Prompt Code

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000246653D
Publication Date: 2016-Jun-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system to implement a mobile phone option to verify a caller’s identity based on a stored prompt code. This verification process prompts the caller to enter a code via the phone keypad so that the recipient always knows who is calling.

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Mobile Phone Option to Verify Caller's Identity Based on Prompt Code

A user that receives a call from an unknown number might hesitate to answer. This can be a problem when the caller is actually a known person to the recipient and happens to be calling from a third party's phone. Additionally, if the caller has an urgent or time sensitive matter to discuss, the message is delayed when the caller is forced to either redial or contact the recipient in some other manner.

The proposed solution is to add an option to mobile phones that enables users to verify the caller's identity. This verification process prompts the caller to enter a code via the phone keypad. The code corresponds to an identified caller on the recipient's phone.

The system requires that the recipient have a mobile phone to display the option for verification but the call can be made from a mobile phone or landline phone (which cannot receive text messages as in known solutions). Recipients of incoming calls gain verification of the caller's identity and reduce unwanted calls. Callers can dial the recipients from any phone number without having to worry about the recipient ignoring the call when calling from an unknown number.

The verification codes are stored in the recipient's mobile device in some storage device such as a table where verification codes can be matched with title.

Figure 1: Verification code storage

The system displays these titles on the incoming call screen when matched with a...