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1. AU1997046566 - System and method for alternate billing arrangement during telephone call

Office Australia
Application Number 46566/97
Application Date 30.09.1997
Publication Number 1997046566
Publication Date 18.06.1998
Publication Kind A
IPC
H04M 15/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time-indication
CPC
H04M 15/745
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
70Administration or customization aspects; Counter-checking correct charges
745Customizing according to wishes of subscriber, e.g. friends or family
H04M 15/00
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
H04M 15/43
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
43Billing software details
H04M 2215/0108
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
2215Metering arrangements; Time controlling arrangements; Time indicating arrangements
01Details of billing arrangements
0108Customization according to wishes of subscriber, e.g. customer preferences, friends and family, selecting services or billing options, Personal Communication Systems [PCS]
Applicants MCI Communications Corporation
Inventors Kim, Hack H.
Priority Data 08724239 30.09.1996 US
Title
(EN) System and method for alternate billing arrangement during telephone call
Abstract
(EN)
A system and method for effecting alternate billing arrangements after a call from a subscriber (101) to a called party (106) has been completed. The subscriber (101) and called party (106) are connected to EOs (112 and 114) which each comprises a hybrid (202 or 204), DTMF detector (222), and switch matrix (211 or 215), respectively. Each of IXCs contains one of RCPs (231-235). Additionally, a DTMF detector (302) connected to the link (312) for collecting touch tone digits generated by the calling party (106). Further, the communications between the called party (106) and the subscriber (101) is linked through IXCs switches via the links of (312, 313, 314, 315 and 316). Call record and billing processors (240) are connected to all of RCPs. A database (134) is connected to a signaling/control network (132) wherein, in turn, connected to all EOs.

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