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1. (WO1998053598) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING OPTIMAL CALL PERIODS IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALLER AND CALLEE PARAMETERS
Latest bibliographic data on file with the International Bureau

Pub. No.: WO/1998/053598 International Application No.: PCT/US1998/010294
Publication Date: 26.11.1998 International Filing Date: 20.05.1998
IPC:
H04M 15/00 (2006.01) ,H04M 15/28 (2006.01)
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15
Arrangements for metering, time-control or time-indication
H ELECTRICITY
04
ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
M
TELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
15
Arrangements for metering, time-control or time-indication
28
with meter at substation
Applicants:
MCI COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION [US/US]; 1133 19th Street, N.W. Washington, DC 20036, US
Inventors:
JOHNSON, William, J.; US
HE, Jingsha; US
Agent:
CHERDAK, Erik, B.; Erik B. Cherdak & Associates, LLC 711 Chestertown Street North Potomac, MD 20878, US
Priority Data:
08/862,28323.05.1997US
Title (EN) METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING OPTIMAL CALL PERIODS IN ACCORDANCE WITH CALLER AND CALLEE PARAMETERS
(FR) PROCEDE ET SYSTEME DE DETERMINATION DES PERIODES OPTIMALES D'APPEL EN FONCTION DES PARAMETRES DE L'APPELANT ET DE L'APPELE
Abstract:
(EN) A methodology for determining optimal calling periods of an automated telephone system allows a user of the automated telephone system to access detailed rate information prior to completing a toll telephone call. The user may request the billing rate information for the applicable billing rate plan by entering an entire valid DTMF sequence (step 16). The optimal call periods billing information is extracted in accordance with callee and caller parameters and when the toll telephone call is to be placed (step 24). The user can then make an informed decision as to when to complete the toll telephone call (step 32).
(FR) L'invention porte sur un procédé de détermination des périodes optimales d'appel dans un système de téléphonie automatisé permettant à un usager dudit système d'avoir accès à des informations détaillées sur les taxes avant de déclencher une communication interurbaine en composant (étape 16) une séquence entière valable de DTMF. Les taxes correspondant aux périodes optimales d'appel sont extraites en fonction des paramètres de l'appelant et de l'appelé et de l'heure de la communication (étape 24). L'usager peut alors prendre sa décision de déclenchement de l'appel interurbain en connaissance de cause (étape 32).
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Designated States: AU, CA, JP, MX
European Patent Office (AT, BE, CH, CY, DE, DK, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, IE, IT, LU, MC, NL, PT, SE)
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)
Also published as:
AU1998075827