Patent Number: 6,310,943

Title: Method and apparatus for forwarding a caller identification for a credit card or calling card call to an automatic number identification system of a telephone network

Abstract: A telecommunication system enables a called party having a caller identification device to learn the identity of a calling party although the calling party is a credit card caller, a calling card caller, a caller using an Intelligent/Agent service, a caller using a pager or a caller connected to a PBX system. If the calling party's ANI does not fully identify the calling party, information stored in a database is used to supplement the ANI so that the calling party can be identified.

Inventors: Kowalski; Thaddeus Julius (Summit, NJ)

Assignee: AT&T Corp

International Classification: H04M 15/00 (20060101); H04Q 3/62 (20060101); H04Q 3/72 (20060101); H04M 1/57 (20060101); H04M 015/00 (); H04M 001/56 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018