Patent Number: 7,046,643

Title: Method for dynamic multi-level pricing for wireless communications according to quality of service

Abstract: A method for pricing wireless communications services on a wireless network is described. A selection of a plurality of priorities available for transmitting a wireless communication transaction on a wireless network is provided, wherein the priority to be selected corresponds to the speed and allowable delay by which the transaction is to be transmitted. Transactions of lower priority are temporarily discontinued in favor of higher priority transactions when network capacity reaches a predetermined level. An amount is charged for the wireless communication transaction at a price corresponding to the priority and duration to be selected.

Inventors: Zellner; Samuel N. (Dunwoody, GA), Enzmann; Mark J. (Roswell, GA)

Assignee: BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation

International Classification: H04B 7/216 (20060101); H04L 12/54 (20060101); H04M 3/42 (20060101); H04Q 7/20 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/16/02018