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1. US5937044 - System and method for alternate billing arrangement during a telephone call

Office United States of America
Application Number 08724239
Application Date 30.09.1996
Publication Number 5937044
Publication Date 10.08.1999
Grant Number 5937044
Grant Date 10.08.1999
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.
Title
(EN) System and method for alternate billing arrangement during a telephone call
Abstract
(EN)

A system and method for effecting alternate billing arrangements after a call from a calling party to a called party has been completed. Signaling information identifying an alternate billing request from a called party is first captured. The alternate billing request is then validated by determining whether it is permissible to shift all or part of the charges for the call to the called party.

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