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Information service combined with advertisement over PSTN and it's billing method

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014046D
Original Publication Date: 2000-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

···Disclosed is a method to provide free or low cost Information Service combined with advertisement over PSTN. As of today, access to the charged information site over PSTN like Dial Q2 results in billing charge for both contents and telephone call to Users(*1). Due to this heavy burden to the user, Information Service application over PSTN has been very limited. If the user can make use of Information Service free of charge or low cost, many variety of information service are expected to be into this market. Folloing chart is an example of Information/Money Charge flow among Contents Provider, Ad Information Flow