Patent Number: 6,343,121

Title: Selective call waiting service

Abstract: A communications system is designed to present a number of options to a caller who is attempting to reach a call-waiting subscriber already busy on a first call. The options are presented to the caller via an announcement that offers the caller the alternative of either sending immediately a conventional call-waiting alert signal to the subscriber, or leaving a message that is automatically delivered to the subscriber immediately after the subscriber terminates the first call.

Inventors: Infosino; William J. (Watchung, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Corp

International Classification: H04M 3/436 (20060101); H04M 3/42 (20060101); H04M 3/428 (20060101); H04M 003/42 ()

Expiration Date: 01/29/2019