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1. WO1996003000 - FLEXIBLE RATING OF TELECOMMUNICATION CALLS

Publication Number WO/1996/003000
Publication Date 01.02.1996
International Application No. PCT/GB1995/001669
International Filing Date 14.07.1995
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 13.02.1996
IPC
H04M 15/00 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15Arrangements for metering, time-control or time-indication
CPC
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 15/08
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
08Metering calls to called party ; , i.e. B-party charged for the communication
H04M 15/81
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
81Dynamic pricing, e.g. change of tariff during call
H04M 2215/0112
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
2215Metering arrangements; Time controlling arrangements; Time indicating arrangements
01Details of billing arrangements
0112Dynamic pricing, e.g. change of tariff during call
H04M 2215/62
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
2215Metering arrangements; Time controlling arrangements; Time indicating arrangements
62Called party billing, e.g. reverse billing, freephone, collect call, 0800 or 0900
Applicants
  • BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS PUBLIC LIMITED COMPANY [GB/GB]; 81 Newgate Street London EC1A 7AJ, GB (AllExceptUS)
  • SWALE, Richard, Paul [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
  • ANDERSON, John, Roland [GB/GB]; GB (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • SWALE, Richard, Paul; GB
  • ANDERSON, John, Roland; GB
Agents
  • SEMOS, Robert, Ernest, Vickers; BT Group Legal Services Intellectual Property Dept. 8th floor, Holborn Centre 120 Holborn London EC1N 2TE, GB
Priority Data
94305167.214.07.1994EP
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) FLEXIBLE RATING OF TELECOMMUNICATION CALLS
(FR) TARIFICATION SOUPLE D'APPELS TELEPHONIQUES
Abstract
(EN)
During a telephone or other connection an exchange stores information about charges to be made for that connection. To provide flexible charging the exchange responds to a charge variation request signal (200) to transmit to a party by whom a proposed charge is to be borne a signal requiring acknowledgement (206, 208) and to modify (212, 214) a respective portion of the store contents relating to said connection in progress only if such an acknowledgement is received, so as to vary the charging arrangements, for example to invoke a higher rate of charge, or alternatively to change the party by whom charges are to be borne.
(FR)
Pendant une communication téléphonique ou une autre connexion, un central téléphonique stocke des informations relatives aux taxations devant être appliquées pour cette connexion. Pour assurer une taxation souple, le central téléphonique répond à un signal (200) de demande de variation de la taxation pour transmettre, à un correspondant qui devra payer une taxation proposée, un signal demandant un accusé de réception (206, 208) et pour modifier (212, 214) une partie respective des contenus de la mémoire relatifs à cette connexion en progression, à la seule et unique condition que cet accusé de réception soit reçu, de manière à modifier les dispositions de taxation, par exemple pour invoquer une tarification supérieure ou bien pour changer de correspondant assurant le paiement de la taxation.
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