06996216 is referenced by 32 patents and cites 60 patents.

A method, system, and program for compensating recipients of calls are provided. A request to bill a caller a tariff for a call is initiated, wherein the caller originates the call. The caller is prompted to accept payment of the tariff to receive access to a destination line during the call. Responsive to negotiating for the payment of the tariff from the caller, the caller is connected with the destination line, such that the caller pays for access to the destination line. In particular, the caller may pay for access to a particular callee at the destination line.

Title
Compensating recipients of calls
Application Number
10/22159
Publication Number
6996216 (B2)
Application Date
December 17, 2001
Publication Date
February 7, 2006
Inventor
Scott Lee Winters
Austin
TX, US
James Mark Weaver
Austin
TX, US
Michael A Paolini
Austin
TX, US
Joseph Herbert McIntyre
Austin
TX, US
Michael Wayne Brown
Georgetown
TX, US
Agent
Amy J Pattillo
Mark S Walker
Assignee
International Business Machines Corporation
NY, US
IPC
H04M 15/00
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