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1. (WO2001005128) SELECTABLE BILLING OPTIONS FOR A SINGLE COMMUNICATIONS ACCOUNT

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/005128    International Application No.:    PCT/US2000/015296
Publication Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Sat Jun 03 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: H04M 3/42
H04M 15/00
Applicants: TELCORDIA TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
Inventors: JAIN, Ravi
WOLFF, Richard, S.
Title: SELECTABLE BILLING OPTIONS FOR A SINGLE COMMUNICATIONS ACCOUNT
Abstract:
The present invention enables a telecommunications service subscriber to designate billing options for incoming and outgoing calls on a per-call basis. The processor (412) receives a call set up request (step 502) from keypad (414). The user interface (418) issues a prompt on the display (416) for the subscriber to select a billing preference (step 504). The subscriber may provide a billing preference by pressing the buttons on the keypad (414); alternatively, the subscriber may not select a billing preference (step 506). If no billing preference is selected, a preselected default billing preference designator will be automatically selected (step 508). The processor (412) generates a call set up message include a billing preference designator (step 510).