Telephone call billing system
Method and system for accounting communication charges
Payer-variable exchange system
Method for achieving third-number call billing
Telephony call center with agent work groups
Telecommunications charging Patent #: 5822411
ApplicationNo. 724239 filed on 09/30/1996
US Classes:379/121.05, Call record modification379/111, WITH USAGE MEASUREMENT (E.G., CALL OR TRAFFIC REGISTER)379/114.21, Redirect billing379/114.22, Split billing or cost sharing379/121.01At local exchange carrier (e.g., central switching office)
ExaminersPrimary: Kuntz, Curtis
Assistant: Tieu, Binh K.
Foreign Patent References
International ClassH04M 015/00
AbstractA 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.