Patent Number: 6,311,053

Title: Calling party paid wireless telecommunication system

Abstract: A telecommunication network processes a telephone call from a calling party to a called party. The called party uses a wireless telephone that is associated with an MSC and has a MIN. The telecommunication network, responsive to the calling party dialing the MIN, receives the MIN at an originating switch. The network then translates the MIN to an internal routing number and routes the telephone call to a terminating switch based on the internal routing number. The terminating switch is directly connected to the MSC. The network then translates the internal routing number back to the MIN and routes the telephone call to the MSC. After the call is completed, the billing of the called party is suppressed for at least some of the telephone call air time.

Inventors: Feit; Susan (Morganville, NJ), Nelson; Roderick (Fall City, WA), Roderick; Jordan M. (Redmond, WA)

Assignee: AT&T Corp.

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

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018