Systems and methods for prerating costs for a communication event

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 6704563
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09371176

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Systems and methods for prerating communication events, such as telephone calls, for prepaying customers are described. The systems and methods permit, at the beginning of a communication event, the determination of a time limit for the event based on the available balance in a prepayment account associated with the event.

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XIUS HOLDING CORP.WOBURN, MA6

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cooper, John Tewksbury, MA 75 776
Erskine, Thomas Marblehead, MA 12 644
Senn, Paul Swampscott, MA 8 129
Sonberg, Kenneth W Andover, MA 12 860

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