Patent Number: 8,718,243

Title: Call processing and subscriber registration systems and methods

Abstract: The present invention relates to telecommunications, and in particular, to systems and processes for processing telephone calls and providing telephony services. In one embodiment, a call processing system, compromises a first telephony interface configured to receive a call from a caller, a storage device configured to store a greeting, and a call answering system. The call answering system is configured to play the greeting in response to receiving the call, record a voice message from the caller, determine when the caller has completed recording the voice message, after determining that the caller has completed recording the voice message, play a prompt regarding the caller becoming a subscriber to call services provided by the call processing system, receive from the caller information used to establish a call services account, and establish a call services account for the caller.

Inventors: Trandal; David (Santa Barbara, CA), Duva; Robert (Santa Barbara, CA), Smith; Robert F. (Santa Barbara, CA), Day; John R. (Santa Barbara, CA)

Assignee: Callwave Communications, LLC

International Classification: H04M 1/00 (20060101); H04L 29/12 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018