05802502 is referenced by 521 patents and cites 17 patents.

A communications network in which user equipment is provided with a selecting device which communicates with a pricing device in service provider equipment. When communications or other services are required, the selection circuit polls a plurality of service providers, and the pricing circuit of each service provider generates a price signal indicating the level of price for its services. The selection circuit then selects a service provider, based on price (and also other factors such as quality of service).

Title
System for selective communication connection based on transaction pricing signals
Application Number
8/233631
Publication Number
5802502
Application Date
April 26, 1994
Publication Date
September 1, 1998
Inventor
Jose Luis Fernandez Villacanas Martin
Suffolk
GB
Michael Robert Wistow Manning
Suffolk
GB
Michael Anthony Gell
Suffolk
GB
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
British Telecommunications public company
GB
IPC
H04M 15/00
G06F 17/60
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