Lets subscribers poll for opinions. Users can subscribe to one or more vote numbers from a service provider, and institutions can collect statistical public-opinion data through the telephone network. The generic Tele Voting service offers three main voting options:
- mono-option — registers one vote per call to a vote number, totals them, and generates a report for subscribers
- multi-option — prompts callers to select options upon calling a vote number, and registers votes based their selections
- contest-option voting — like mono-option, but also selects some callers as winners of a contest.
Operators can use the application functions to count the calls to network numbers, which correspond to advertised voting options. When callers dial numbers advertised for voting preferences, the application:
- registers the calls in counting-service logic
- typically raises a unit fee
- terminates the calls, after announcements that assure callers that their votes have been registered.