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

  • US 6,628,760 B2
  • Filed: 03/30/2001
  • Issued: 09/30/2003
  • 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 systems 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 one of the 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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