Patent Number: 6,298,125

Title: Frequency-based discount system for host-system within a communication network

Abstract: Method and apparatus provide a frequency discount for host payable calls provided by a communication network. Call information, including the customer's telephone number and the dialed telephone number, is processed to determine whether a particular call is eligible for the frequency discount. A host profile is retrieved from a memory based on the dialed telephone number from which the eligibility conditions of the discount are obtained. Customer records are retrieved from the same or different memory based on the customer telephone number. If the customer's history meets the conditions outlined by the host profile, the discount is awarded.

Inventors: Goldberg; Randy G. (Holmdel, NJ), Mane; Amir M. (Lincroft, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Corp.

International Classification: H04M 15/00 (20060101); H04M 015/00 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018