The calling party (also called caller, call originator or A-party) is a person who (or device that) initiates a telephone call over the public switched telephone network, usually by dialing a telephone number.
Or a person originating an exchange of information between two amateur radios. The process is called call origination and the person who (or device that) answers the call is the called party.
The calling party is usually the party that pays the fee, if not free, for placing the call, however in reverse charge (or collect) calls this may not be the case.
While roaming on an international network using a mobile phone, the calling party may need to pay an extra fee for the subsequent use of the overseas network.
Other articles related to "calling party, party, calling":
... using a telephone, data transmission when the calling party and called party are using modems, or facsimile transmission when they are using fax machines ... Where a telephone call has more than one called party it is referred to as a conference call ... of the network are sharing the same physical line, it is called a party line or Rural phone line ...
... from the called telephone's switch to the calling telephone's switch R2 at a glance R2 line signalling acquisition (termed seizure) of an idle DS0 channel R2 ... route to operator, add echo-suppression) R2 forward register signalling the calling party's category (e.g ... called-party's telephone is currently busy, called-party's telephone is now ringing, called-party's telephone is out of service) R2 line signalling the called party has now lifted the handset from ...
... When calling long distance, the calling party would give the name and city of the person desired, and the operator would advise the calling party to hang up and wait for the call to be completed ... Once the called party answered, the local operator would advise him or her to stand by for the calling party, whom she'd then ring back ... The calling party's long distance operator would time the call for billing purposes ...
... unidirectional supervision messaging in each direction from calling party to called party and vice versa ... to accomplish the exchange of telephone numbers of called party and in more modern line-signaling protocols, the calling party as well ... occurs, line signaling remains quiescent unless the calling party goes on-hook or an abnormal cessation of the call occurs, such as due to equipment malfunction or shutdown or due to ...
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