Methods for Automating Ring Options on Cellular Telephones
Original Publication Date: 2003-Aug-22
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-22
Today's cellular (cell) phones provide the function of setting a variety of ring-options, for example ringer volume and silent ring (vibrate). Although this function is greatly needed, the mechanisms available to adjust these options require operator intervention, and are a manual process. Once a ringer volume is selected it remains set until the user manually choose a different setting. In today's hectic world, cell phone users are too busy or often forget to properly adjust the ringer options on his/her cell phone to fit their schedule. For example, during events where noise is a factor (meetings, in the library, etc) the ringer volume should be set to low or vibrate. Where the user is in a noisy environment, the ringer volume should be set higher. Two methods are described for automating ring-option on cell phones.