Telecommunications device with simplified calling procedures

  • US 5,359,643 A
  • Filed: 01/26/1993
  • Issued: 10/25/1994
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/26/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method for placing a telephone call through a central office from a telecommunications device according to a desired method of making payment, said method comprising the steps of:

  • receiving a first plurality of signals which represent a telephone dialing digit not including "0" followed by a multi-digit phone number, said telephone dialing digit being independent of the desired method of making payment;

    receiving at least one further signal which indicates said desired method of making payment for said telephone call after said multi-digit phone number has been received;

    providing for payment of said telephone call according to said desired method of making payment; and

    placing said telephone call by transmitting a plurality of Dual Tone Multiple Frequency signals representing said multi-digit phone number to said central office.

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