Global Patent Index - EP 1021913 A1

EP 1021913 A1 2000-07-26 - COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND A METHOD THEREFOR

Title (en)

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND A METHOD THEREFOR

Title (de)

KOMMUNIKATIONSSYSTEM UND DAZUGEHÖRENDES VERFAHREN

Title (fr)

SYSTEME DE COMMUNICATIONS ET PROCEDE S'Y RAPPORTANT

Publication

EP 1021913 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 98947566 A

Priority

  • FI 9800776 W
  • FI 973884 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9918713A1] The present invention relates to a communications system and a method for the same. The invention relates further to a method and an arrangement for paying calls and/or service, and an intelligent network. The method for paying calls in a telecommunications network is used in an intelligent network environment provided with user accounts for individual users. Said user accounts enableprepaid calls and/or an access to various services. The method comprises steps for accessing a loading service through a user interface operationally connected to the intelligent network, accomplishing a loading of a requested amount of balance into a user account of an individual user by means of the user interface and the loading service. The loading stage comprises steps of decreasing the requested amount from a record in the intelligent network indicating an amount of prepaid balance which said user has paid beforehand by buying a voucher or similar, said record being dedicated to said voucher or similar, and loading a corresponding amount of balance into the user account of the individual authorized user requesting the loading operation.

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H04M 17/00; H04M 15/00; H04Q 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 17/00 (2006.01); H04Q 3/00 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 15/90 (2013.01); H04M 17/00 (2013.01); H04M 17/20 (2013.01); H04Q 3/0025 (2013.01); H04Q 3/005 (2013.01); H04W 4/24 (2013.01); H04M 2017/26 (2013.01); H04M 2215/016 (2013.01); H04M 2215/2026 (2013.01); H04M 2215/32 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13093 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13095 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13098 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13103 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/1313 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13176 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13204 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13345 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13405 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13515 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13527 (2013.01); H04Q 2213/13532 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9918713A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

DE ES FR GB IT

EPO simple patent family

WO 9918713 A1 19990415; AU 753871 B2 20021031; AU 9442998 A 19990427; CA 2305217 A1 19990415; CN 1153438 C 20040609; CN 1273736 A 20001115; CO 4810281 A1 19990630; EP 1021913 A1 20000726; FI 973884 A0 19971003; FI 973884 A 19990404; TR 200000826 T2 20000721

INPADOC legal status


2012-05-16 [18D] DEEMED TO BE WITHDRAWN

- Effective date: 20111123

2006-09-13 [17Q] FIRST EXAMINATION REPORT

- Effective date: 20051024

2004-04-28 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)

2000-07-26 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000308

2000-07-26 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A1

- Designated State(s): DE ES FR GB IT