An advanced pay telephone terminal receives and locally stores the advertising messages from the payphone management system.
A payphone interface (30) is added to a prepaid server (10) of the wireless network, enabling real-time communication between the prepaid server (10) and a payphone application (40) running in a wireless/mobile handset (50).
Such an interface allows data terminal equipment to be connected to the payphone (for example, for e-mail and internet access) and allows additional facilities to be added to a standard payphone.
A low-power, integrated coin acceptor (30) for a payphone containing audit circuit is described.
A wireless prepaid payphone system provides simple and efficient payphone service in a wireless communications network.
An actuator arm is mounted for pivotal movement and includes a finger which is engageable by a pay telephone for pivoting the actuating arm upon installation of the coin receptacle cover in a pay telephone.
This message allows the pay/debit phone to determine the charge rate.
The system calculates a charge rate for a call being made by a pay/debit phone and sends it to that phone in a message containing a standard air interface message that is being used in a non-standard manner.
A coin receptacle cover for attachment to a coin receptacle box and subsequent use in a pay telephone comprising a panel, connectable to a coin receptacle box, which defines an opening therethrough for admitting coins into the coin receptacle box.