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1. WO2002019686 - CHARGING IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Publication Number WO/2002/019686
Publication Date 07.03.2002
International Application No. PCT/EP2001/010120
International Filing Date 30.08.2001
Chapter 2 Demand Filed 05.03.2002
IPC
H04M 17/00 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
17Prepayment telephone systems
H04Q 3/00 2006.01
HELECTRICITY
04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
QSELECTING
3Selecting arrangements
CPC
H04M 15/49
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
49Connection to several service providers
H04M 15/50
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
50for cross-charging network operators
H04M 15/55
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
55for hybrid networks
H04M 15/7655
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
765Linked or grouped accounts, e.g. of users or devices
7655shared by technologies
H04M 15/772
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
77involving multiple accounts per user
772per service, e.g. prepay or post-pay
H04M 15/773
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
77involving multiple accounts per user
773per technology, e.g. PSTN or wireless
Applicants
  • NOKIA CORPORATION [FI]/[FI] (AllExceptUS)
  • KOTALUOTO, Karri [FI]/[FI] (UsOnly)
  • AHONEN, Jukka [FI]/[FI] (UsOnly)
Inventors
  • KOTALUOTO, Karri
  • AHONEN, Jukka
Agents
  • RUUSKANEN, Juha-Pekka
Priority Data
0021543.401.09.2000GB
Publication Language English (EN)
Filing Language English (EN)
Designated States
Title
(EN) CHARGING IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS
(FR) FACTURATION DANS DES SYSTEMES DE COMMUNICATION
Abstract
(EN)
The present invention relates to charging of communications using chargeable resources of a first communication system and a second communication system wherein at least one of said communication systems provides wireless communication services. In accordance with the method, after a set-up procedure for communications initiated a first procedure for obtaining a first charging component is triggered, the first charging component being associated with the first communication system and determined based on a first charging model. If required, a second procedure for obtaining a second charging component is also triggered, the second charging component being associated with the second communication system and determined based on a second charging model. Information associated with the communications in the first and second communication systems is processed simultaneously to obtain the respective first and second charging components. The first and second charging components are combined to obtain a total charge. A prepaid balance is then decreased during the communications based on the total charge.
(FR)
Cette invention se rapporte à la facturation de communications utilisant les ressources facturables d'un premier système de communication et d'un second système de communication, au moins l'un de ces systèmes de communication fournissant des services de communication sans fil. Selon le procédé faisant l'objet de cette invention, après une procédure d'établissement des communications initialisées, une première procédure permettant d'obtenir un premier élément de facturation est déclenchée, ce premier élément de facturation étant associé au premier système de communication et déterminé sur la base d'un premier modèle de facturation. Si nécessaire, une seconde procédure permettant d'obtenir un second élément de facturation est également déclenchée, le second élément de facturation étant associé au second système de communication et déterminé sur la base d'un second modèle de facturation. Les informations associées aux communications dans les premier et second systèmes de communication sont traitées simultanément pour produire les premier et second éléments de facturation correspondants. Les premier et second éléments de facturation sont alors combinés pour produire une facture totale. Le solde prépayé est ensuite amené à décroître au fur et à mesure des communications, sur la base de la facture totale.
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