Remote Telephone Feature Controller via Electronic Distribution
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-19
With the advent of special telephone services such as "Call Waiting", "Cancel Call Waiting", "Call Forwarding", etc., a need has arisen by which these services can be controlled remotely. Currently, these services often require an individual to be present, listen for a dial tone, and enter the appropriate touch tone signals. Often, a remote service will establish a telephone connection and disconnect due to a telephone feature being disabled, e.g., Call-Waiting can cause a computer session to lose the line when in enabled.