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9026468 System and method for proactively establishing a third-party payment account for services rendered to a resident of a controlled-environment facility  
Systems and methods for proactively establishing a third-party payment account for services rendered to a resident of a controlled-environment facility (“CEF”). A campaign-triggering event is...
9014357 Content delivery during call idle time  
A method for effective utilization of call idle time, including detecting by the processor of a phone, that a first person using the phone has initiated a phone call to a second person, and that...
9014365 Systems and methods for state information exchange  
Apparatus and method for sharing state information using a web-enabled system and a phone service system are disclosed. In some embodiments, a presence module is used to identify a currently...
8948357 Method and system for non-traditional directory assistance  
A directory assistance service includes a database and an interface module. The database stores a set of audio advertisements, and the audio advertisements are priced based on a tiered pricing...
8934614 Systems and methods for dynamic pay for performance advertisements  
Methods and apparatuses to dynamically determine the performance event of a listing based on the progress levels of responses received in response to a presentation of the listing. One embodiment...
8917839 Providing effective advertising via synchronized telephone and data streams  
Information, such as advertising, is presented to VoIP users via a combination of telephone and data streams during session initiation via an IP phone or a personal computer. A proxy server that...
8891745 Methods, systems, and computer program products for determining targeted content to provide in response to a missed communication  
Targeted content is provided to at least one communication device responsive to a notification of a missed communication. Responsive to a notification of the missed communication, a selection of...
8849696 Monetizing service calls through advertising  
A platform service that is used by an application may be linked to an advertising service. A cost of using the platform service may be reduced based on the linking.
8838476 Systems and methods to provide information and connect people for real time communications  
Methods and apparatuses to provide communication connections at a cost reduced via advertising. One embodiment includes: receiving a request from a first user over a data communication network;...
8837698 Systems and methods to collect information just in time for connecting people for real time communications  
Systems and methods to collect information over a connection with a caller just in time for further connecting the caller to a callee. In one embodiment, a connection server is configured to...
8831190 Telephone number-based advertising  
Methods, systems, and apparatus, including computer program products, in which a first telephone number is associated with a second telephone number, and a web-based advertisement is served for an...
8804930 Method and apparatus for content presentation in association with a telephone call  
A method and apparatus are provided for presenting multimedia content to a caller and/or a called party in association with a telephone call. Content may be presented pre-ring (before the called...
8798247 Multimedia caller ring distribution system and method  
A system is provided to manage distribution of ring back multimedia content. The system includes a data store component to store the multimedia content and to associate the multimedia content with...
8792627 Method and apparatus for delivering relevant content  
A method and apparatus for providing a relevant content delivery service on networks such as packet networks, e.g., Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) and Service over Internet Protocol (SoIP)...
8788344 System and method to analyze calls to advertised telephone numbers  
A system and method for analyzing information associated with voice calls placed during a telephone number advertising campaign is described. The system receives information characterizing voice...
8774391 Integrating embedded links with call center operation  
In various embodiments, advertising campaigns can be defined that incorporate technologies such as two-dimensional bar codes or embedded links in electronic material, for directing a user to...
8774377 Call receiving device, call receiving method, and call receiving program  
A call receiving device includes an identification information acquisition part configured to acquire identification information by receiving calls each made based on identification information...
8724789 Systems and methods to connect people for real time communications via directory assistance  
Methods and apparatuses to connect people for real time communications via optional advertisements presented via directory assistance. One embodiment includes: receiving a directory assistance...
8724782 System of subsidized phone calls  
System of subsidized phone calls, is essentially a system (S) made possible by means of telecommunication networks in general to be used with great efficiency, using the existent technical...
8699697 Providing caller-specific information  
A method may include receiving a call from a caller and interacting with the caller, via an interactive voice response (IVR) unit, to identify first information associated with a reason for the...
8687782 Call tracking system utilizing a sampling algorithm  
A call tracking system and method that estimates a number of calls associated with a publication channel. The system uses a sampling algorithm to perform the estimation. The sampling algorithm...
8687783 Systems and methods to provide information via connections for real time communications between people  
Methods and apparatuses to connect people for real time communications to access diverse categories of information. One embodiment includes; storing data representing a privilege of a user during...
8681970 Portable continuity object  
A method for providing continuity over a series of transactions is provided, comprising the steps of (a) creating a Portable Continuity Object (PCO) as a defined digital package by an instance of...
8675850 Content delivery during call idle time  
A method for effective utilization of call idle time, including automatically detecting that a first person using a phone has initiated a phone call to a second person, and that the second person...
8670533 Systems and methods for management and dissemination of information from a controlled environment facility  
Dissemination of information from a controlled environment facility employs facility information management functionality managing resident information and facility information, and call manager...
8671020 Call tracking system utilizing a pooling algorithm  
A call tracking system and method that uses a pooling algorithm to manage a pool of telephone numbers that are utilized in advertisements. The pooling algorithm allows adjustments to be made to...
8660245 Methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing advertising-supported call service  
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for advertising-supported call service are disclosed. According to one method, a SIP call setup message associated with a first call from a calling...
8660246 Method and apparatus for content presentation in association with a telephone call  
A method and apparatus are provided for presenting multimedia content to caller and/or a called party in association with a telephone call. Content may be presented pre-ring (before the called...
8644463 System and method for delivery of voicemails to handheld devices  
Briefly, a variety of embodiments, including the following, are described: a system embodiment and methods that allow random access to voice messages, in contrast to sequential access in existing...
8639605 Systems and methods for the identification and messaging of trading parties  
According to some embodiments, systems, methods, computer program code, and means are provided to receive a broadcast request and a message from a first mobile device where the first mobile device...
8634526 Advertising-effectiveness determination method, advertising-effectiveness determination system, and advertising-effectiveness determination program  
An advertising-effectiveness determination method includes receiving a call made based on identification information provided to an information-providing medium in association with advertisement...
8625758 Method, a telecommunication system and a network node for sponsoring a communication service  
The invention concerns a method for sponsoring a communication service, wherein said communication service is made available directly, in particular to a user of said communication service, and...
8577000 Method and apparatus for content presentation in association with a telephone call  
A method and apparatus are provided for presenting multimedia content to caller and/or a called party in association with a telephone call. Content may be presented pre-ring (before the called...
8565738 Software program and method for offering promotions on a phone  
The present invention includes a method and software application for providing a promotion to a user on a phone. The software application resides on a user's phone and “listens” for phone numbers...
8560323 Providing contextual information for spoken information  
Techniques are described for providing relevant information to users (e.g., information that is at least potentially of interest to the users). Relevant information for a user may be automatically...
8553850 Method and system for providing information and advertising content in a telephone system  
A method for operating a directory assistance process adapted to provide a targeted message to incoming callers totally or substantially free of one or more 411-type directory assistance calling...
8532283 Integrating embedded links with call center operation  
In various embodiments, advertising campaigns can be defined that incorporate technologies such as two-dimensional bar codes or embedded links in electronic material, for directing a user to...
8532276 Systems and methods to provide telephonic connections via concurrent calls  
Methods and apparatuses to present communication references to connect people for real time communications via concurrent calls. One embodiment includes: responsive to a search request,...
8526586 Methods, systems, and computer program products for determining targeted content to provide in response to a missed communication  
Targeted content is provided to at least one communication device responsive to a notification of a missed communication. Responsive to a notification of the missed communication, a selection of...
8520823 Mobile, PC, and web enhanced telecommunications environment  
Methods and systems for providing enhanced telecommunications services are provided. Example embodiments provide a Enhanced Telecommunications System ETS, which provides less expensive calling and...
8515047 Method and system for prioritizing the presentation of information within a directory assistance context wireless and landline telephone systems  
A method of operating a directory assistance system is provided. The method includes receiving a number of directory assistance requests for information regarding at least one of a number of...
8515035 Systems and methods to connect people for real time communications  
Methods and apparatuses to present information to sellers/advertisers/advisors for connections to customers for real time communications. One embodiment includes: responsive to a request from a...
8509403 System for advertisement selection, placement and delivery  
An advertisement delivery system for publishing a voice-enabled advertisement chosen among multiple voice-enabled advertisements to a specific voice application version chosen among multiple voice...
8503633 Providing called number characteristics to click-to-dial customers  
A system and method to provide content and call attributes for a destination phone number using a click-to-dial connection includes accepting a query, retrieving links to a document, and searching...
8503649 System and method for provisioning telephony services  
The invention includes telephony servicing over a computerized network wherein customers of a telephony services company may establish basic services, add new services or modify existing services....
8504469 Detecting credit misuse  
Behavior associated with credit misuse is referred to herein as “intentional misuse of credit” (IMOC) behavior and individuals who exhibit IMOC behavior are referred to herein as IMOC individuals....
8488759 System and method for producing and transmitting speech messages during voice calls over communication networks  
A system and method for producing and transmitting speech messages during voice calls over communication networks is introduced. The system and method for producing and transmitting speech...
8467507 Technique for call context based advertising through an information assistance service  
In providing an information assistance service in a call by a user, the context of the call is ascertained. Context information is derived from information exchanges during the call. Inferences as...
8467517 Method and system for customizing ring-back tone in an inter-operator telecommunication system  
A method and a system for providing commercial information (CI) messages as a ring-back tone (RBT) to a caller in an inter-operator telecommunication system are provided. In the inter-operator...
8433048 System and method to direct telephone calls to advertisers  
A system and method for highlighting telephone numbers that are sponsored by advertisers on electronic content, and directing voice calls to those numbers to the corresponding advertiser. The call...

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