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8706147 Method, system and apparatus for enhancing digital voice call initiation between a calling telephony device and a called telephony device  
A method system and apparatus for enhancing digital voice call initiation between a first telephony device and a second telephony device is provided. Text data is associated with digital voice data...
8705708 Indicators for voicemails  
Methods and systems to examine, in one embodiment, content of a voicemail to determine whether the voicemail is message-less. An indicator that indicates the voicemail is message-less can be...
8706096 Call management and notifications in media player applications  
In accordance with one configuration, a network communication manager identifies an expected duration of time to complete playback of the streaming content. Subsequent to receiving a do not disturb...
8706090 Method and apparatus for delivering a voice mail message with an indication of the presence of the sender  
A method and apparatus are disclosed for delivering voice mail messages to one or more intended recipients with an indication of the presence of the sender. A message recipient can automatically...
8705705 Voice rendering of E-mail with tags for improved user experience  
Tags, such as XML tags, are inserted into email to separate email content from signature blocks, privacy notices and confidentiality notices, and to separate original email messages from replies...
8706091 Attachment of rich content to a unified message left as a voicemail  
A method in one embodiment includes storing a voicemail message in a mailbox of a recipient, the voicemail message being left by a sender, and then electronically receiving one or more attachments...
8706092 Outgoing voice mail recording and playback  
Systems and methods for enabling users to listen to outgoing voice mail messages are provided. These systems and methods record an audio file corresponding to a voice message being left by a user...
8699677 Voice transcription  
Methods, systems, computer readable media, and apparatuses for voice data transcription are provided. Packets that include voice data may be received and for each time that a threshold amount of...
8693377 User driven voice interaction  
A computer implemented method and system is provided for exchanging voice messages between a sender and a recipient. A client component that allows the sender to create, address, and render the...
8688075 Handling insufficient account balance of subscribers  
A system, method, and computer readable medium comprising instructions for handling insufficient account balance of subscribers in a mobile communications network is disclosed. A request for...
8688082 Systems and methods for consolidating wireline and wireless voicemail boxes  
Voicemail systems can include a memory and a processor. The memory can store data relating to users. An incoming communication can be handled by the voicemail system, forwarded to another voicemail...
8682304 Method of providing voicemails to a wireless information device  
Voicemail is received at a voicemail server and converted to an audio file format; it is then sent or streamed over a wide area network to a voice to text transcription system comprising a network...
8676275 Ambient sound-based call functions  
Ambient sound-based call functions include calculating, via a computer processor on a mobile communications device, a decibel level of ambient noise. In response to receiving an incoming call from...
8670792 Time-shifting for push to talk voice communication systems  
A network communication device located on a Push To Talk (PTT) communication network and configured to provide time-shifting capabilities to a user of a PTT communication device is disclosed. The...
8670530 Methods and devices to retrieve voice messages  
Methods and devices to retrieve voice messages are disclosed. An example device includes a network interface to access a voicemail server via a network, a message parser to remove a non-message...
8670421 System and method for cohesive radio operation  
Described is a system which includes a first radio transceiver operating in accordance with a first communication protocol and a second radio transceiver operating in accordance with a second...
8666895 Single action mobile transaction device  
Embodiments of the invention allow a user to wirelessly transmit payment information from a mobile device to a point-of-sale terminal by the user performing only a minimum number of inputs, such as...
8660616 Ambient sound-based call functions  
A mobile communications device includes a computer processor and logic executable by the computer processor. The logic is configured to implement a method. The method includes calculating a decibel...
8655324 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Systems and methods for consolidating wireline and wireless voicemail boxes
 
Voicemail systems can include a memory and a processor. The memory can store data relating to users. An incoming communication can be handled by the voicemail system, forwarded to another voicemail...
8655275 Device setup extension for applications  
A first wireless device is configured to be used with a second wireless device. The configuration is performed after the first wireless device establishes a connection with the second wireless...
8655323 Mobile-originated voicemail messages with location metadata  
A voicemail message system may process voicemail messages sent by mobile communication devices. A network interface may receive the voicemail messages over a network communication system. Each...
8649772 Systems and methods for delivering a stored message to a subscriber  
A method for delivering a stored message to a satellite radio receiver is disclosed. The method includes receiving a request to retrieve the message, receiving the message, encoding the message for...
8644802 Terminated call control for roaming cellular telephony  
A method, system and gateway for control of calls unanswered by a roaming user roaming on a roaming network, comprises monitoring outward bound calls to roaming users, monitoring subsequent inward...
8638911 Classification of voice messages based on analysis of the content of the message and user-provisioned tagging rules  
One or more tags are associated with a voice or multimedia message. These tags can be applied to the message based on one or more of an analysis of the message, rules, caller information, presence...
8639222 Message transmission method and message transmission system  
A message transmission method includes storing message data whose message contents change depending on a value of a parameter in a storage unit, acquiring the value of the parameter based on an...
8639224 Pushing a number obtained from a directory service into a stored list on a phone  
In one embodiment, a method includes receiving, by a directory service, a call from a user of a mobile phone requesting a number of a communication device associated with a callee. The number is...
8634811 Method and system for delivering a voice mail notification to a subscriber using cellular phone network  
A method and system of the present invention delivers a voice mail notification to a subscriber of a voice mail system to indicate that a voice mail message is waiting in the subscriber mailbox....
8630626 ***WITHDRAWN PATENT AS PER THE LATEST USPTO WITHDRAWN LIST***
Enhanced messaging with language translation feature
 
A method for creating and managing a distribution list can include creating a distribution list at a voicemail system. The distribution list can include at least one recipient and at least one...
8626129 Automatic hold with outgoing message for a mobile device  
A wireless communication network that is in communication with a mobile device, perhaps a cell phone, includes a call message system and a configurable component. The configurable component is...
8626855 Method and apparatus for cordless phone and other telecommunications services  
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided that combine a software application framework within a variety of consumer communication devices to provide enhanced functionality. The enhanced...
8620318 Advanced user interface operations in a dual-mode wireless device  
A system and method are provided for mobile stations for enhancing the ease of use of a mobile station. An example method includes connecting with a first wireless network and displaying a first...
8620363 Systems and methods for communication of text messages  
A base station determines occupancy of a channel used for message communication and transmits channel occupancy data to access terminals operable to transmit messages via the channel. An access...
8620278 Prioritizing voice mail  
In system and method of prioritizing a voice mail message, a voice mail message is received comprising caller information and chronological information, a voice mail priority is associated with the...
8611883 Pre-recorded voice responses for portable communication devices  
A portable communication device may be used so that, in place of speaking into the portable communication device during a telephone call, users may initiate playback of pre-recorded messages to the...
8611864 Call termination to communicate a stored message  
A method, apparatus, and system of using call termination to communicate a message are disclosed. In one embodiment, a system of a telecommunications network includes a mobile station associated...
8611863 Instant video and voicemail messaging method and means  
The invention relates to the field of instant messaging. More specifically the invention relates to a server centric method and unit for instant voice and video mail messaging. Even more...
8611869 Identification of an alternate contact for use in reaching a mobile device user  
In one embodiment, a method includes detecting an unanswered communication received at a mobile device, identifying an alternate contact based on a location of the mobile device and a relationship...
8611865 Methods and apparatus to manage voice message system attributes  
Methods and apparatus to manage voice message system attributes are described. One example method includes presenting at a mobile device a user interface of changeable attributes associated with a...
8611276 Method and system for providing media stored in a PoC box in a PoC system  
A method and system for providing desired media when a Push-To-Talk (PTT) over Cellular (PoC) User Equipment (UE) retrieves media information stored in a PoC box and requests a desired media...
8606239 Advanced voice and data operations in a dual-mode mobile data communication device  
A system and method for integrating voice and data operations into a single mobile device capable of simultaneously performing data and voice actions. The mobile device working in a network capable...
8605871 Methods and apparatus to send voice messages  
Methods and apparatus to send voice messages are disclosed. One example method includes receiving a selection of a service from a plurality of services; determining whether the selected service...
8606240 Hybrid communications mailbox  
Hybrid communications voicemail systems and methods are disclosed. A wireline telephone number may be operatively associated with a wireless telephone voicemail box such that calls placed to the...
8600368 Intelligent text message to speech system and method for visual voicemail  
A visual voicemail system can convert visual voicemail message content to an alternate format based on the location of the recipient device, whether and how the recipient device is in motion, a...
8600417 Consumer care system  
An apparatus, a method, and a computer program are disclosed. According to one example the apparatus may be configured to receive via the receiver a message from a mobile device to connect with an...
8594634 Missed call integration with voicemail and granular access to voicemail  
A method, system and computer program product for enhancing a phone device such as a cell phone by automatically linking/associating caller identifying information with voicemail notification so...
8594635 Client management of visual voicemail data communications  
Data communications sessions for visual voicemail data communications are terminated under the control of a wireless device's visual voicemail client. In one embodiment, a visual voicemail client...
8588826 Method of responding to an incoming communication received by a handheld device  
A method for replying to an incoming communication received by a handheld electronic device comprises detecting: an incoming communication, detecting a selection of one of a number of predetermined...
8588378 Highlighting of voice message transcripts  
A computer-implemented voice mail method includes obtaining an electronic audio file of a recorded user message directed to a telephone user, automatically generating a transcript of the recorded...
8583431 Communications system with speech-to-text conversion and associated methods  
A communications system includes a first communications device cooperating with a second communications device. The first communications device multiplexes a digital speech message and a...
8577341 Methods and apparatus for providing messaging using voicemail  
Methods and apparatus for providing voicemail services to callers of wireless devices may include providing customized outgoing messages to callers based upon the caller's identification. A...