System and method for completion of all calls using single call funding options

CAFC
  • US 8,489,068 B1
  • Filed: 04/23/2010
  • Issued: 07/16/2013
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/23/2010
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method, comprising:

  • receiving a call connection request from a call management system, the call connection request identifying a calling party and a called party and including a billing-status code, the billing-status code indicating a reason why the call management system cannot complete a call connection between the calling party and the called party;

    offering the called party at least one billing option to accept the call connection, the at least one billing option not available for use by the call management system, the at least one billing option presented to the called party via a text message, the text message indicating that an inbound voice call is being attempted and that the voice call may be completed if the called party indicates acceptance of the text message;

    completing the call connection between the calling party and the called party upon the indication of acceptance of the text message by the called party; and

    sending the call management system a message including billing data for the completed call connection.

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