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Systems and methods for automatically provisioning wireless services on a wireless device
Abstract
Systems and methods for automatically activating wireless services on a wireless device are provided. The systems and methods of the present invention comprise a software and hardware infrastructure that enables a wireless service provider to automatically register a wireless device on a wireless network and a wireless device user to automatically activate wireless services on the wireless device. The wireless services may be part of a wireless service plan provided by the wireless service provider to the wireless device user on a per fee basis.
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Christopher Gregory Lawrence12
Estimated H-index: 12
(AT&T),
Michael Allen Raffel14
Estimated H-index: 14
(AT&T)
A method and apparatus is provided for communicating on a wireless network which offers a selected service. In accordance with the method, a wireless communicator is tuned to a first signaling control channel broadcast by a wireless network. The first channel identifies one or more services provided over that network. This procedure is repeated for successive signaling control channels until a wireless network providing the selected service is identified. Once this has been identified, communica...
Ref 5Cited 19
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John Pruett Larkins5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Nortel)
A potential radiotelephone service subscriber logs on to a world wide web server (105) using an internet access device (101). The potential subscriber is presented with a plurality of selectable radiotelephone services and features. The potential subscriber then provides the billing system (130) with credit information that is validated through the credit validation system (140). A radiotelephone service profile is stored in the home location register (110) after the subscription process has bee...
Ref 24Cited 113
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Nadi S. Findikli7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Research Triangle Park),
Inderpreet S. Ahluwalia7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Research Triangle Park),
Hans Carlsson6
Estimated H-index: 6
(Research Triangle Park)
... more
A method and apparatus for performing over-the-air activation for wireless communications service subscriptions within a wireless communications system. The method includes providing a plurality of subscription modules each having a unique identifier that corresponds to a plurality of non-activated service subscriptions. An activation period is established for each of the non-activated service subscriptions within which the corresponding subscriptions must be activated or deleted from the system...
Ref 11Cited 26
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Shahrooz S. Kasrai5
Estimated H-index: 5
(Alcatel-Lucent)
A method of provisioning telecommunications services includes receiving a first provisioning command comprising a first set of provisioning information. The provisioning command is received according to a generic provisioning protocol. The method also includes transmitting the first set of provisioning information to a telephony database to provision the telephony database. The method also includes modifying the telephony database to produce a modified database and receiving a second provisionin...
Ref 3Cited 26
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Paiman Nodoushani1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
David Brukman1
Estimated H-index: 1
An object-oriented over-the-air service provisioning (OTASP) computer program is disclosed. The OTASP program is implemented in a client-server architecture, wherein a plurality of client programs operating, on client platforms in a customer service centers, optionally in diverse geographical locations, communicate with the OTASP computer program. The OTASP computer program communicates with one or more mobile switching centers (MSC's) to process requests from the client programs and to request ...
Ref 5Cited 103
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James Mason Lipsit2
Estimated H-index: 2
(AT&T)
Methods and apparatus for automatic activation of a wireless device in a subscription activation system are provided which use information received from a programmed but non-activated device. In one variation, the subscription activation system determines that the received information satisfies a parameter necessary for activation. In another variation, the subscription activation system verifies that the information received satisfies a previously determined criterion necessary for activation. ...
Ref 12Cited 108
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Alexander Gibson Fraser8
Estimated H-index: 8
(AT&T)
A method for operating a communication network where the tie between the provisioning of and billing for service and the terminating point of the telecommunication network to which service is provided is severed. Instead, an association is maintained between the provisioning and billing for service and a piece of telecommunication equipment, regardless of the point of that equipment's connection to the network. This enables a customer to appear at any point of the telecommunication network and s...
Ref 18Cited 166
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Albert Chow19
Estimated H-index: 19
(AT&T),
Jesse Eugene Russell34
Estimated H-index: 34
(AT&T),
Spencer Wang36
Estimated H-index: 36
(AT&T)
... more
A method for providing a local cordless service comprises the steps of receiving subscriber neighborhood zone selection input so that a mobile telephone equipped subscriber may place or receive calls for a fixed rate, for example, per month without having to pay radio frequency air time charges any time they are located within their selected subscribed-to zones. If the subscribed-to zones are adjacent to one another and the mobile subscriber roams from one zone to another, the subscriber may con...
Ref 31Cited 47
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Jim Y. Li2
Estimated H-index: 2
(IBM),
Archie L. Cobbs1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IBM),
Paul D. Ozzello1
Estimated H-index: 1
(IBM)
An Internet access device uses an automatic configuration process to handle the task of configuring the Internet access device at a customer site for communication with the Internet. Once configured, the customer has electronic mail and other access to the Internet from his local area network. A not yet configured Internet access device is shipped directly to a customer without having to be manually configured first. The customer enters a registration identification number and a telephone number...
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M. Link Ii Charles7
Estimated H-index: 7
(Wilmington University),
Donald Lee Batson1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Wilmington University)
Methods and apparatus to provide for a unit that is locked against use for communications until the unit is unlocked and that may be activated on a selected network in conjunction with the unit being unlocked. A unit includes a memory for storing an unlock code specific to the unit. The unlock code is used to unlock the unit and is unbreakable without knowledge of a secret code and an algorithm. The unlock code is generated by using the algorithm with the secret code and an identifier unique to ...
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Kirk C. Salomon1
Estimated H-index: 1
Disclosed is an Internet-deployed wireless system comprising an application server program configured to be downloaded to and to execute on one or more remote wireless application server computers. The application server program is also configured to cause the one or more remote application server computers to download and to install one or more wireless application software components. The application server program is further configured to transmit to one or more portable devices one or more c...
Ref 74Cited 96
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John Yue Jun Jiang1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system, method, and computer product are provided for facilitating mobile number portability. The method includes receiving a registration message at a signaling gateway (SG) for an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) associated with a subscriber ported-in in a first network. The method further includes replacing at the SG, a first Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Number (MSISDN) with an original MSISDN in a registration response message sent upon receipt of the re...
Ref 99Cited 7
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Katsumi Kiyose2
Estimated H-index: 2
(Brother Industries),
Masaaki Hibino13
Estimated H-index: 13
(Brother Industries)
A service providing system including an administrator terminal device, a user terminal device, and a service providing device. The service providing device authorizes a process to register a user terminal device after determining that the service providing device is connectable to both the user terminal device and the administrator terminal device via a wireless network. When the service providing device is under the care and supervision of the administrator, the service providing device is entr...
Ref 13Cited 2
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William Daniel Willey17
Estimated H-index: 17
(BlackBerry Limited)
A method and apparatus for unlocking a mobile station operating in a limited service state, the method having the steps of: storing one or more predetermined contacts on the mobile station, and allowing, while said mobile station is operating in the limited service state, the mobile station to communicate with the one or more predetermined contacts, whereby the one or more predetermined contacts allow a user to obtain unlocking information for the mobile station.
Ref 16Cited 5
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Yue Jun Jiang1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system for controlling traffic of an inbound roaming mobile station between the first Visiting Public Mobile Network (102), a second Visting Public Mobile Network (104) and a Home Public Mobile Network.
Ref 99Cited 41
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David E. Berry1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
Sanida D. Bratt3
Estimated H-index: 3
,
Sumeet S. Paul3
Estimated H-index: 3
Embodiments of the present invention allows a telecommunications provider to embed activation and configuration logic into SIM cards that consumers install in their wireless devices. The activation and configuration logic on a SIM card ensures that a wireless device is activated and properly configured to operate on a network. In some embodiments, the configuration logic on the SIM card also ensures that the wireless device is properly configured with backed up personal data and provisioned with...
Ref 15Cited 3
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Steven Wood4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Patrick Sewall8
Estimated H-index: 8
,
David Alan Johnson8
Estimated H-index: 8
A method, implemented by a router device, for guiding a user in establishing access privileges for a data exchanger includes causing the data exchanger to establish a remote link with a data service provider. Access content is obtained from the data service provider and presented to a client device. Access data provided in response to the presenting of the access content is received. The access content when presented by the client device enables a user to supply the access data. The access data ...
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Junichi Yamagishi1
Estimated H-index: 1
The program for personal authentication in a mobile phone enables the mobile phone user to buy a commodity without cash and a card, and without entering a password. A personal authentication system 1 includes a mobile phone 5 , a reading adapter 7 and an authentication server 9 . The mobile phone 5 can download a program for personal authentication from a web server 17 . The mobile phone 5 can, according to the downloaded program, output a train of serial optical pulses that represents personal ...
Ref 40Cited 14
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Gregory G. Raleigh27
Estimated H-index: 27
,
Vien-Phuong Nguyen4
Estimated H-index: 4
,
Lisa Stark1
Estimated H-index: 1
... more
A wireless communication device comprising: one or more network modems enabling the wireless communication device to communicate over a first wireless network; one or more network modems enabling the wireless communication device to communicate with two or more end-point devices over a second wireless network; one or more processors configured to execute one or more instructions; and memory coupled to the one or more processors and configured to provide the one or more processors with the one or...
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Paul Hanson1
Estimated H-index: 1
,
David Hyams1
Estimated H-index: 1
A system and method enables a computer user to control his or her service provider for a high-speed data connection over a fixed wireless network. The system may present a list of service providers available for user registration and for each service provider for which the user registers, the system may store login information associated with the user and the registered service provider. Upon subsequent user login, the system may present a list of registered service providers to the user and upo...
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