Method and apparatus for selecting an internet/PSTN changeover server for a packet based phone call

  • US 5,889,774 A
  • Filed: 03/14/1997
  • Issued: 03/30/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/14/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A computer system comprising:

  • a storage medium having stored therein a plurality of programming instructions; and

    an execution unit, coupled to the storage medium to execute the plurality of programming instructions to provide a set of communication services including a service for soliciting inputs from one or more other computer signals on one or more operating characteristics associated with establishment and support of a voice call from a client computer coupled to a packet switched network to a circuit switched network extension, and selecting either said computer system or one of the other solicited computer systems to place the voice call through a circuit switched network to the circuit switched network extension on behalf of the client computer.

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