Global Patent Index - EP 1076983 A1

EP 1076983 A1 2001-02-21 - TELEPHONE CALL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE AND INTERNET MARKETING METHOD

Title (en)

TELEPHONE CALL MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE AND INTERNET MARKETING METHOD

Title (de)

FERNSPRECHANRUFVERWALTUNGSSOFTWARE UND INTERNETMARKETINGVERFAHREN

Title (fr)

LOGICIEL DE GESTION D'APPEL TELEPHONIQUE ET PROCEDE DE MARKETING SUR INTERNET

Publication

EP 1076983 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99919831 A

Priority

  • US 9908102 W
  • US 6204198 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9955066A1] A telephone call management computer program that provides both call management features and long distance savings for telephone consumers and marketing and advertising services for sponsor companies that wish to advertise to the consumer is disclosed. The call management program is initially stored on a host computer (12) and is then downloaded upon request to user computers (22) along with advertisement banners selected by the sponsor companies. When used, the program automatically front-loads a long distance carrier's PIC code in front of all long distance calls made from theuser computers to permit consumers to automatically make long distance phone calls at discounted rates without memorizing numerous PIC codes and without continually shopping for the best long distance rate. The program also provides many enhanced telephone calling options and displays the banners and other advertising directly on the user computers (22) while the consumers use the program.

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

H04M 3/00

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

G06Q 30/00 (2006.01); H04M 3/51 (2006.01); H04M 3/487 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04M 3/5158 (2013.01); H04M 3/4878 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9955066A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

DOCDB simple family

WO 9955066 A1 19991028; AU 3746299 A 19991108; CA 2328913 A1 19991028; EP 1076983 A1 20010221; JP 2002512413 A 20020423