iDEN SUBSCRIBER AIRTIME USAGE MINDER
Original Publication Date: 1996-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-May-03
When using an iDEN subscriber, it is not feasi- ble to keep track of total airtime used vs. a specific airtime rate over the course of a billing period, thereby making it difficult to budget subscriber use on an individual basis. If, for example, a subscrib- ing customer has a billing package of 200 minutes peak and 100 minutes off-peak airtime for a prespecitied, fixed monthly charge, there is no relia- ble way to keep track of accumulated elapsed airtime usage when approaching those values.