Communication services payment method and system

  • US 7,593,714 B2
  • Filed: 06/24/2005
  • Issued: 09/22/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/24/2005
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of payment of communication services, comprising the steps of:

  • determining if a request for services is an essential service or a non-essential service;

    if the request is for a non-essential service, determining if a device and/or user is authorized for non-essential service;

    if authorized, determining if there is sufficient pre-pay funds for the non-essential service; and

    rejecting the request for the non-essential service if the device or user is not authorized or if there are insufficient pre-pay funds.

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