WO2005109288A3 - Methods and apparatuses for offline selection of pay-per-call advertisers - Google Patents

Methods and apparatuses for offline selection of pay-per-call advertisers

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WO2005109288A3
WO2005109288A3 PCT/US2005/015646 US2005015646W WO2005109288A3 WO 2005109288 A3 WO2005109288 A3 WO 2005109288A3 US 2005015646 W US2005015646 W US 2005015646W WO 2005109288 A3 WO2005109288 A3 WO 2005109288A3
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telephone
apparatuses
methods
advertiser
pay
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PCT/US2005/015646
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French (fr)
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WO2005109288A2 (en )
Inventor
Ebbe Altberg
Marc Barach
Scott Faber
Michael Fordyce
John Somorjai
Der Linden Sean Van
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Utbk Inc
Ebbe Altberg
Marc Barach
Scott Faber
Michael Fordyce
John Somorjai
Der Linden Sean Van
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q30/00Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
    • G06Q30/02Marketing, e.g. market research and analysis, surveying, promotions, advertising, buyer profiling, customer management or rewards; Price estimation or determination
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    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06QDATA PROCESSING SYSTEMS OR METHODS, SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES; SYSTEMS OR METHODS SPECIALLY ADAPTED FOR ADMINISTRATIVE, COMMERCIAL, FINANCIAL, MANAGERIAL, SUPERVISORY OR FORECASTING PURPOSES, NOT OTHERWISE PROVIDED FOR
    • G06Q30/00Commerce, e.g. shopping or e-commerce
    • G06Q30/04Billing or invoicing, e.g. tax processing in connection with a sale
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M15/00Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
    • H04M15/08Metering calls to called party, i.e. B-party charged for the communication
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M15/00Arrangements for metering, time-control or time indication ; Metering, charging or billing arrangements for voice wireline or wireless communications, e.g. VoIP
    • H04M15/09Third party charged communications
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04WWIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS
    • H04W4/00Services specially adapted for wireless communication networks; Facilities therefor
    • H04W4/24Accounting or billing
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2215/00Metering arrangements; Time controlling arrangements; Time indicating arrangements
    • H04M2215/01Details of billing arrangements
    • H04M2215/0192Sponsored, subsidised calls via advertising, e.g. calling cards with ads or connecting to special ads, free calling time by purchasing goods
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2215/00Metering arrangements; Time controlling arrangements; Time indicating arrangements
    • H04M2215/20Technology dependant metering
    • H04M2215/2026Wireless network, e.g. GSM, PCS, TACS
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2215/00Metering arrangements; Time controlling arrangements; Time indicating arrangements
    • H04M2215/32Involving wireless systems
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2215/00Metering arrangements; Time controlling arrangements; Time indicating arrangements
    • H04M2215/62Called party billing, e.g. reverse billing, freephone, collect call, 0800 or 0900
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H04ELECTRIC COMMUNICATION TECHNIQUE
    • H04MTELEPHONIC COMMUNICATION
    • H04M2215/00Metering arrangements; Time controlling arrangements; Time indicating arrangements
    • H04M2215/66Third party billing, i.e. third party can also be the predetermined telephone line of the caller if he is calling from another telephone set

Abstract

Methods and apparatuses to connect telephone calls and track information about the telephone calls resulting from advertisements for groups of advertisers. In one embodiment, a method includes: determining a geographic area after receiving a telephone call to a first telephone number publicized in an advertisement; determining a telephone number of a first advertiser; and connecting the telephone call to the telephone number of the first advertiser, the first advertiser billed for the advertisement based on telephonic connections made to connect the first advertiser and telephone calls to the first telephone number.
PCT/US2005/015646 2003-10-06 2005-05-04 Methods and apparatuses for offline selection of pay-per-call advertisers WO2005109288A3 (en)

Priority Applications (10)

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US56815604 true 2004-05-04 2004-05-04
US60/568,156 2004-05-04
US11/014,073 2004-12-15
US11014073 US7424442B2 (en) 2004-05-04 2004-12-15 Method and apparatus to allocate and recycle telephone numbers in a call-tracking system
US11021939 US8027878B2 (en) 2003-10-06 2004-12-23 Method and apparatus to compensate demand partners in a pay-per-call performance based advertising system
US11/021,939 2004-12-23
US65370805 true 2005-02-16 2005-02-16
US60/653,708 2005-02-16
US11/095,853 2005-03-30
US11095853 US8121898B2 (en) 2003-10-06 2005-03-30 Methods and apparatuses for geographic area selections in pay-per-call advertisement

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EP20050745704 EP1636751A4 (en) 2004-05-04 2005-05-04 Methods and apparatuses for offline selection of pay-per-call advertisers

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WO2005109288A3 true true WO2005109288A3 (en) 2007-06-28

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US7729938B2 (en) 1999-03-22 2010-06-01 Utbk, Inc. Method and system to connect consumers to information
US8843392B2 (en) 2001-03-13 2014-09-23 Yp Interactive Llc Apparatus and method for recruiting, communicating with, and paying participants of interactive advertising
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US9202220B2 (en) 2003-10-06 2015-12-01 Yellowpages.Com Llc Methods and apparatuses to provide application programming interface for retrieving pay per call advertisements
US8837698B2 (en) 2003-10-06 2014-09-16 Yp Interactive Llc Systems and methods to collect information just in time for connecting people for real time communications
US8700461B2 (en) 2004-05-04 2014-04-15 Ingenio Llc Method and apparatus to allocate and recycle telephone numbers in a call-tracking system
US8934614B2 (en) 2005-02-25 2015-01-13 YP Interatcive LLC Systems and methods for dynamic pay for performance advertisements
US9462121B2 (en) 2007-02-22 2016-10-04 Yellowpages.Com Llc Systems and methods to confirm initiation of a callback
US9277019B2 (en) 2007-06-18 2016-03-01 Yellowpages.Com Llc Systems and methods to provide communication references to connect people for real time communications
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