Patent Number: 7,085,363

Title: Methods, systems, and articles for providing a family telecommunication service

Abstract: A menu is provided in a first telephone call. The menu provides a plurality of destination options including a first destination option for a residence of a family, a second destination option for a first member of the family at a first location other than the residence, and a third destination option for a second member of the family at a second location other than the residence. A selection of one of the destination options is received in the first telephone call. A second telephone call is initiated to a telephone number corresponding to the selection. The first telephone call and the second telephone call are connected.

Inventors: Pelletier; Karen Jeanne (Crystal Lake, IL), Jackson; Vanessa Besteda (Oak Park, IL), Thornberry, Jr.; Robert Joseph (Wheaton, IL)

Assignee: SBC Properties, L.P.

International Classification: H04M 3/42 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/01/02018