Global Patent Index - EP 1086576 A1

EP 1086576 A1 2001-03-28 - IMPROVED PRICE OR TARIFF FORMATION FOR A CALL

Title (en)

IMPROVED PRICE OR TARIFF FORMATION FOR A CALL

Title (de)

VERBESSERTE ANRUFPREIS -ODER ANRUFTARIFBILDUNG

Title (fr)

PROCEDE AMELIORE DE FORMATION DU PRIX OU DU TARIF D'UN APPEL

Publication

EP 1086576 A1 (EN)

Application

EP 99922207 A

Priority

  • FI 9900364 W
  • FI 980983 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: WO9957879A1] A method of determining a call price or an element thereof, such as a tariff, in a telecommunication system comprising at least one centre (MSC1, MSC2) and supporting the moving of at least one subscriber terminal (MS1, MS2) and maintaining current location information on mobile subscriber terminals. A call comprises at least a first, i.e. the calling, subscriber terminal (MS1) and a second, i.e. the called, subscriber terminal (MS2). In accordance with the invention, a data structure (301, 302) is formed whereto location information on the subscriber terminals (MS1, MS2) belonging to the call is supplied as input, and which, on the basis of the location information, indicates a distance parameter depending on the distance between the subscriber terminals. The distance can be measured along a straight line or via cables (201 to 205). Location information of a corresponding gateway mobile switching centre (GMSC) can be used for a subscriber located in another operator's network. This distance parameter is used for determining the call price.

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

H04M 15/00; H04Q 7/38

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H04M 15/00 (2006.01); H04W 4/24 (2009.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H04W 4/24 (2013.01); H04M 15/00 (2013.01); H04M 15/8083 (2013.01); H04M 2215/0184 (2013.01); H04M 2215/2026 (2013.01); H04M 2215/32 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

See references of WO 9957879A1

Designated contracting state (EPC)

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

EPO simple patent family

WO 9957879 A1 19991111; AU 3933799 A 19991123; EP 1086576 A1 20010328; FI 980983 A0 19980504; FI 980983 A 19991105

INPADOC legal status


2002-10-02 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Ref Legal Event Code: 18W

- Date of withdrawal: 20020812

2002-03-13 [RAP1] TRANSFER OF RIGHTS OF AN EP PUBLISHED APPLICATION

- Owner name: NOKIA CORPORATION

- Ref Legal Event Code: RAP1

2001-03-28 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Ref Legal Event Code: 17P

- Effective date: 20001013

2001-03-28 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Ref Legal Event Code: AK

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE