Patent Number: 7,613,288

Title: Method for handling incoming calls directed to a virtual communication service subscriber via a guest PBX

Abstract: A method of handling incoming calls directed to a virtual communication subscriber is disclosed. An incoming call intended for the virtual communication subscriber is received at a first communication device. A call is placed to a second communication device using contact information provided by the virtual communication subscriber. Extension information is provided to a guest PBX when the call is answered which corresponds to a communication line associated with the second communication device. Upon connection to the second communication device, the incoming call is bridged with the call placed to the second communication device.

Inventors: Chen; Yihsiu (Middletown, NJ), Foladare; Mark Jeffrey (East Brunswick, NJ), Goldman; Shelley B. (East Brunswick, NJ), Wang; Shaoqing Q. (Morganville, NJ), Weber; Roy Philip (Bridgewater, NJ), Westrich; Robert S. (Middletown, NJ), Zelezniak; Aleksandr (Matawan, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Corp.

International Classification: H04M 7/00 (20060101); H04L 12/66 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017