Alternative means for public telephone information services

  • US 7,149,294 B2
  • Filed: 06/02/2003
  • Issued: 12/12/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/02/2003
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of an alternative telephone information service to provide a telephone caller with caller requested information comprising:

  • identifying a unique card number and a first voice telephone number and a second voice telephone number on one of many publicly distributed access cards where each access card exhibits a unique card number;

    placing a call using said first voice telephone number to the alternative telephone information service using a telephone service company other than the alternative telephone information service and said first voice telephone number, andregistering and recording a unique caller account comprising said unique card number, a caller specified unique password and a monetary amount;

    placing a call using said second voice telephone number to the alternative telephone information service using a telephone service company other than the alternative telephone information service;

    authorizing use of registered unique caller account;

    requesting caller requested information of the alternative telephone information service;

    hearing predetermined promotional message content;

    receiving caller requested information;

    recording the occurrence of the caller event in the unique caller account; and

    terminating the call.

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