US Patent No: 6,704,563

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Systems and methods for prerating costs for a communication event

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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, MA8

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Cooper, John Squaw Valley, CA 86 581
Erskine, Thomas Marblehead, MA 18 285
Senn, Paul Woburn, MA 8 85
Sonberg, Kenneth W Andover, MA 16 517

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QUALCOMM INCORPORATED (3)
7,113,772 Wireless communications services pay plan customizer and notifier 2 2003
8,412,191 Cellular telephone service management 0 2005
8,200,187 Cellular telephone credit management 1 2005
 
QWEST COMMUNICATIONS INTERNATIONAL INC. (3)
7,519,353 Multi-MVNO wireless service 12 2005
7,974,601 Multi-MVNO wireless service 1 2009
8,165,584 Multi-MVNO wireless service 0 2011
 
SIMPLEXITY, LLC C/O VERSA CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, INC. (2)
7,013,127 Systems and methods for employing "pay-as-you-go" telecommunication services 5 2003
8,068,810 Systems and methods for monitoring “pay-as-you-go” telecommunication services 0 2005
 
TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL) (2)
7,120,782 Methods, systems and computer program products for accessing descriptive information associated with a TDMA/GSM switch 0 2002
8,090,652 System and method for charging in a communications network and a communications network charging server 0 2002
 
WEB.COM HOLDING COMPANY, INC. (2)
8,370,470 System and method for managing server configurations 1 2001
8,799,416 System and method for managing server configurations 0 2007
 
APRIVA, LLC (1)
8,295,834 System and method for registration for application program deployment 2 2004
 
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P. (1)
7,580,720 Method and system for protocol feature communication 1 2007
 
AT&T WIRELESS SERVICES, INC. (1)
7,848,734 Prepaid telecommunication system 1 2002
 
EVANS, KESHA DANYEIL (1)
8,295,458 Systems and methods for monitoring “pay-as-you-go” telecommunication services 0 2011
 
GOOGLE INC. (1)
8,370,054 User location driven identification of service vehicles 1 2005
 
INVENTERGY, INC. (1)
7,065,339 Method and system enabling prepaid service in an All-IP network 8 2000
 
LUCENT TECHNOLOGIES INC. (1)
7,174,008 Method and system for managing the duration and cost of a telephone call 0 2003
 
NOKIA CORPORATION (1)
7,346,154 Customizing prepaid service 1 2000
 
OMNITRACS, LLC (1)
RE44201 Wireless fleet communications system for providing separable communications services 0 2002
 
SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD. (1)
8,594,620 Method for performing communication using collect call in GSM/UMTS-based mobile communication system 0 2005
 
SBC TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES, INC. (1)
7,209,761 Method and system for protocol feature communication 2 2003
 
WEST CORPORATION (1)
8,688,075 Handling insufficient account balance of subscribers 0 2007
 
XIUS HOLDING CORP. (1)
7,486,945 Systems and methods for prerating costs for a communication event 6 2004
 
YaaZZ AS (1)
8,520,823 Mobile, PC, and web enhanced telecommunications environment 0 2009

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