US 9,813,898 B2
Concepts for outbound call control on a mobile device
Yoram Meriaz, Tel-Aviv (IL); Ran Meriaz, Warner Robins, GA (US); and Alex Tkachman, Holon (IL)
Assigned to MBTE Holdings Sweden AB, Goeteborg (SE)
Filed by MBTE Holdings Sweden AB, Goeteborg (SE)
Filed on May 31, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/609,227.
Application 15/609,227 is a continuation of application No. 14/265,730, filed on Apr. 30, 2014.
Claims priority of provisional application 61/818,214, filed on May 1, 2013.
Prior Publication US 2017/0265065 A1, Sep. 14, 2017
This patent is subject to a terminal disclaimer.
Int. Cl. H04W 8/22 (2009.01); H04M 1/725 (2006.01); H04M 1/2745 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 8/22 (2013.01) [H04M 1/72522 (2013.01); H04M 1/2745 (2013.01); H04M 1/72561 (2013.01); H04M 1/72597 (2013.01)] 18 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method for outbound call control on a mobile device, the method comprising:
receiving, by a mobile device, input from a user identifying an outbound phone number to establish an outbound voice call;
determining, by the mobile device, whether the outbound phone number is one of a plurality of target phone numbers;
responsive to determining that the outbound phone number is one of the plurality of target phone numbers, identifying, by the mobile device, one or more outbound call control rules associated with the outbound phone number; and
responsive to identifying the one or more outbound call control rules associated with the outbound phone number, (a) initiating, by the mobile device, an interactive interface for display via the mobile device (i) based at least in part on the one or more outbound call control rules, and (ii) in lieu of establishing an outbound voice call to the outbound phone number, and (b) not instructing and not providing the outbound phone number to (i) a server to establish the outbound voice call with the mobile device or (ii) a wireless network to establish the outbound voice call with the mobile device.