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Separate account voice identification service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010159D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Oct-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Oct-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 22K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Reiner Bingel: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A registered user will be authenticated via his voice, and the costs will be billed directly to him. The voice identifies the user, and the provider can charge the costs directly to this user, not to the phone or SIM card. A system could provide for unauthorized users to be rejected and the phone call terminated immediately. In order to do this, the customer has a contract with a certain provider and lodges a voice signature.

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Separate account voice identification service

Reiner Bingel & Hans-Peter Gärtner

General

Telephone costs may be charged on a fixed telephone line, telephone number, a SIM card or a prepaid phone card.

Introduction

Calls made on fixed subscriber phones, analogue or digital, are normally charged to a dedicated phone number. Mobile phone calls are charged on a SIM card number or a prepaid card. Therefore there is no differentiation based upon the user who is speaking on the device.

Solution

A registered user will be authenticated via his voice, and the costs will be billed directly to him. The voice identifies the user, and the provider can charge the costs directly to this user, not to the phone or SIM card. A system could provide for unauthorized users to be rejected and the phone call  terminated immediately. In order to do this, the customer has a contract with a certain provider and lodges a voice signature.

This is also possible with a normal telephone system within a company. The system knows exactly who is speaking and to whom it charges the costs.

Another benefit is that the displayed user name on the phone of the telephoner can be made independent of the phone from which the call was initiated.

Considering the solution in detail, a telephone user makes a personal contract with a telephone company or a service provider and lodges a voice signature. When this user makes a call, the call is not charged on the phone number, SIM card or prepaid card, but will be directly...