Personalized annunciation signaling phone unit
A personalized ring phone which allows various people to customize the phone to ring in various ways according to which person is being called such that each person will recognize the customized phone ring and be able to immediately determine who the caller wishes to speak to
When a caller calls a subscriber who has the personalized ring phone, immediately they will get a prerecorded message which informs them as to what number to press in order to get a particular individual. The caller will then, using a touch tone telephone, press the appropriate number in order to talk to the persons which they wish to speak to. Once the number is pressed, the phone will then ring the customized ring and the people being called will immediately know who the call is for. In cases in which the person calling is not using a touch tone telephone, the caller then can wait until the message is over in order to get a standard ring. Also, if the caller already knows the number to press in order to reach the person they wish to speak to, the button can be pressed immediately after the call is put through, thus allowing for quicker access. In some models, individualized answering machines may be incorporated into the phone whereby, when a certain person leaves the premises, the individual leaving can set the phone to record messages from callers who had specifically called to talk to that particular individual. Another option which may be offered is a unit that attaches to regular telephones where the unit has the customized ring function. This would allow for any standard phone to ring a customized ring instead of a regular common ring. In this present invention, the sound of the ring is capable of being customized via being recorded on a dynamic random access memory chip with any sound that the user wishes to input via a built in microphone. After the incoming caller selects the party they wish to talk to, the phone will ring with that particular person's ring. If there is no answer, the call will go to the selected person's answering machine such that the number of rings before the answering machine picks up is programmable. telephone accessory
Problem this idea/invention addresses:
The invention relates to a personalized ring phone which allows people to customize the phone to ring in various distinctive ways such that they will be able to recognize the various customized phone rings and be able to determine who the caller wished to speak to. Another option which may be offered instead of a phone is a unit that attaches to regular phones and would have a customized ring function. Additionally, individualized answering machines can be incorporated into the phone whereby, when a certain person leaves, that individual can set the phone to record messages from callers who had specifically called to talk to that certain person.
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