System and method for gathering information related to a geographical location of a caller in a public switched telephone network

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 7623645
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In a telecommunication system having at least two communicants (i.e., a caller and a callee), a system and method are presented for collecting information associated with the geographical location of either of the communicants. In one embodiment, the approach entails receiving a geographical location corresponding to a public switched telephone network (PSTN) telephone number, and collecting geographical location information associated with the received geographical location.

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Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.RENO, NV6822
BELLSOUTH INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATIONWILMINGTON, DE1259

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Gao, Xiaofeng Alpharetta , US 58 1575
Scott, David Norcross , US 136 3774

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