Telephone service via packet-switched networking

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United States of America Patent

PATENT NO 8553681
APP PUB NO 20100150142A1
SERIAL NO

12705965

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A system and method for providing telephone type services over the internetwork commonly known as the Internet. Public switched telephone networks utilizing program controlled switching systems are arranged in an architecture with the Internet to provide a methodology for facilitating telephone use of the Internet by customers on an impromptu basis. Provision is made to permit a caller to set-up and carry out a telephone call over the Internet from telephone station to telephone station without access to computer equipment, without the necessity of maintaining a subscription to any Internet service, and without the requiring Internet literacy or knowledge. Calls may be made on an inter or intra LATA, region or state, nationwide or worldwide basis. Billing may be implemented on a per call, timed, time and distance or other basis. Usage may be made of common channel interoffice signaling to set up the call and establish the necessary Internet connections and addressing. Calls may be made from telephone station to telephone station, from telephone station to computer or computer to telephone station.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
VERIZON PATENT AND LICENSING INC.BASKING RIDGE, NJ4860

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Farris, Robert D Sterling, US 131 13987
White, Patrick E Vienna, US 23 3009

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