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A communication method allows members of an affinity group to obtain up-to-date information concerning the status of other members of the affinity group. Each member of the affinity group is provided with a communication device for communicating with other members. The communication device includes a memory for storing member status information. When the status of one member in the affinity group changes, a status update message is sent from the member whose status has changed to other members of the affinity group. When a status update message is receiving from other members, the status information data contained in the message is used to update the member status information stored in memory.

Title
Method for facilitating electronic communications
Application Number
9/514657
Publication Number
6993325 (B1)
Application Date
February 29, 2000
Publication Date
January 31, 2006
Inventor
Anders Waesterlid
Stuvsta
SE
Agent
Coats & Bennett P L L C
Assignee
Ericsson
NC, US
IPC
H04M 11/10
H04M 3/42
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