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455433000 Home location registration (HLR) or visitor location registration (VLR) detail 157
455432300 Service profile 36
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20080261589Mobile radio terminal - Even if domestic roaming setting is ON (domestic roaming setting flag is ON) (YES in step 10-23-2008
20110189991METHOD OF UPDATING A ROAMING LIST IN A MOBILE DEVICE - A method of updating a roaming list in a mobile device is disclosed herein. The method involves detecting an occurrence of an event via a processor at a back-end system, generating a trigger in response to the detecting of the occurrence of the event, and recognizing, by the processor, the trigger as a roaming list update trigger. The method further includes identifying the mobile device, via the processor, as requiring a roaming list update based on the recognizing of the roaming list update trigger, and transmitting, via a wireless connection, the updated roaming list from the back-end system to the identified mobile device.08-04-2011
20120184270METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEST SERVICE RESCAN SCHEDULING FOR MOBILE DEVICE OPERATING IN AN EVDO HYBRID MODE - A method and apparatus for best service rescan scheduling on a mobile device operating in an EVDO hybrid mode, the method comprising the steps of: blocking a best service rescan on the mobile device if the mobile device in an EVDO traffic state, the mobile device characterized by blocking means, the blocking means enabled to block a best service rescan on the mobile device if the mobile device in an EVDO traffic state.07-19-2012
20100151855METHOD FOR PROVIDING ROAMING SERVICE OF INTERNATIONAL CALL AND MOBILE TERMINAL FOR THE SAME - The present invention relates to a method for providing a roaming service of an international call, as a roaming method of a mobile terminal, comprises, in an international roaming mode, checking TON (Type Of Number) of an incoming number attempted to originate a call; in the case that the TON of the incoming number is not an international call, checking whether the incoming number is a telephone number of a home network or a telephone number of a visited network; and in the case that the incoming number is checked as a telephone number of a home network, changing the incoming number into an international call number using a home country code (CC) stored in a storing unit, changing the TON of the incoming number into an international call, and requesting call origination to the incoming number, and in the case that the incoming number is checked as a telephone number of a visited network, requesting local call origination without number change.06-17-2010
20090191865MEDIA EXCHANGE NETWORK SUPPORTING REMOTE PERIPHERAL ACCESS - Systems and methods that provide remote access are described In one embodiment, a system may include, for example, a plurality of communication devices and a media device. The plurality of communication devices may be operatively coupled to a network and may include, for example, a native communication device The media device may be operatively coupled to the native communication device and the network. The media device may be associated with the native communication device and the network and may be capable of exchanging media content with the plurality of communication devices and the network. A profile of the media device may be stored in at least one of the media device and the native communication device. The profile may include, for example, information related to managing the media content when the media device is roaming.07-30-2009
20100159923COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication system and communication method with which an incoming call processing can be prevented from falling into a loop state when a communication mode for the incoming call destination is determined. When an inquiry reception unit receives an inquiry signal representing an incoming call destination inquiry from a GMSC, a flag judgment unit judges whether an identification flag has been added. In cases where judgment is made that an identification flag has not been added, a response unit sends back a routing number of a CCCF/NeDS assigned to the GMSC and, in cases where judgment is made that an identification flag has been added, a VMSC inquiry unit acquires in-range information regarding the mobile device from a VMSC which is a visited mobile-services switching center, and the acquired in-range information acquired by the response unit is sent back to the GMSC.06-24-2010
20120178443Area event handling when current network does not cover target area - Area event triggers are handled by receiving an original area event trigger with an initial target area within a given mobile network, for a given target mobile device. When the target mobile device is outside the mobile network serving the target area, a first changed area event trigger based on entry into the given mobile network is transmitted to the given target mobile device. When the first changed area event trigger becomes satisfied, a second changed area event trigger is generated based on entry into the initial target area, and transmitted to the given target mobile device. The second changed area event trigger may be based on entry into a region larger than, but including, the initial target area. Then when the second changed area event trigger becomes satisfied, the original area event trigger may be transmitted to the target mobile device.07-12-2012
20120244857PREDEFINED ROAMING AND IDLE CHANNELS - In various embodiments, only a few selected channels are available to be used for scanning for a network controller in a wireless network. In various other embodiments, only a few selected channels are available to be used as an idle channel in a wireless network. In both cases, the channels available for such purposes are fewer in number than the channels available for operational communications. In some embodiments, these channels are in a different industry band than the channels used for operational communications.09-27-2012
20130084855METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS NETWORK SELECTION - The application relates to wireless network selection. The effect of wireless network selection upon operation time of the mobile device is considered in making the wireless network selection.04-04-2013
20120208533Negotiating different mobile IP delivery styles - The present invention provides a system and method to selectively negotiate different delivery styles for different types of packets sent from the Mobile Node to the Foreign Agent, which will allow the Mobile Node to negotiate a delivery style that will permit the Foreign Agent to transmit certain selected outbound traffic directly without reverse tunneling that traffic back to the home network. Specifically, the present invention allows the Foreign Agent to distinguish between certain types of BC/MC packets that are designated to be processed and routed to their destinations by the Foreign Network directly, as opposed to reverse tunneling the outbound traffic from the Foreign Agent back to the Home Agent on the home network. By selecting processing by the Foreign Network, the efficiency of the system will improve because the transmission of outbound traffic and inbound responses will not need to be tunneled through the Home Network.08-16-2012
20100041397WIRELESS NETWORK SELECTION - A method is provided for connecting an in-vehicle communication system to a plurality of wireless communication networks, including a mobile telephony network and an internet protocol network. The in-vehicle communication system is configured to roam between the plurality of wireless communication networks, wherein the method includes the step of receiving a first wireless communication signal from one of the plurality of wireless communication networks. The method also includes the step of detecting a second wireless communication signal from a second of the plurality of wireless communication networks. The method further includes the step of determining an intensity level of the first and second wireless communication signals. The method further includes the step of switching the in-vehicle communication system to one of the plurality of wireless communication networks based on the intensity level of the first and second wireless communication signals.02-18-2010
20090156204APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATIC ROAMING OF TERMINAL IN DIGITAL CABLE BROADCASTING NETWORK - An automatic roaming apparatus and method of a terminal in a digital cable broadcasting network is provided. The method includes: performing device authentication of the terminal when terminal authentication is requested by the terminal; verifying whether roaming authentication of the terminal having requested the terminal authentication is required; requesting subscriber authentication for a Provisioning Server (PS) in a home domain and receiving the subscriber authentication when the terminal exists in the home domain, when the roaming authentication of the terminal is verified as being required; transmitting a result of the device authentication and the subscriber authentication as a response to the terminal; and instructing an Integrated Personalization Server (IPS) to download a Conditional Access (CA) application to the terminal.06-18-2009
20100105378METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR FACILITATING DYNAMIC SERVICE-BASED SYSTEM SELECTION AND DETERMINATION - A method for facilitating dynamic service-based system selection and determination may be implemented by a communications device. The method may include presenting system selection options to a user based on information that is received about Network Access Providers (NAPs) and Network Service Providers (NSPs). The method may also include receiving user input about the system selection options. The user may be permitted to provide input about specific services offered by specific NSPs. The method may also include determining user preferences regarding system selection based on the user input. The method may also include creating a preferred roaming list (PRL) based on the user preferences. The method may further include using the PRL to scan for available networks and channels and to find serving systems.04-29-2010
20130053027PROVIDING USER LOCATION AND TIME ZONE INFORMATION FOR LTE/IMS CHARGING - A method may include receiving a request from an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem, where the request relates to an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem service associated with user equipment. The method may further include obtaining location or time zone information associated with the user equipment from an access network; providing the obtained location or time zone information to the Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem; and providing the obtained location or time zone information to an on-line or off-line charging system.02-28-2013
20130090114MOBILE RADIO TERMINAL - A location registration control unit stores PSC used in a roaming prohibition cell in a prohibition cell list storage area. After that, if the reselection of cells is required for the reason that the receiving conditions become worse or other reasons, a reselection control unit detects PSC of neighbor cells, creates a list of the detected PSC regarded as candidates, stores the list in a candidate cell list storage area, receives notification information from the cell using the PSC other than the roaming prohibition cell in the list, and executes reselection.04-11-2013
20130053028DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING AN RSRVCC PROCEDURE - Method comprising steps of at a network entity: —receiving a Routing Area Update message from a UE, —checking whether the Update Type of the Routing Area Update message is Routing Area Update, and —transmitting to a MSC a message containing information related to the network entity if the Update Type of the Routing Area Update message is Routing Area Update.02-28-2013
20110003590Provisioning Single-Mode and Multimode System Selection Parameters and Service Management - Multi-mode system selection (MMSS) enables a mobile station (MS) to prioritize MS preference for selecting particular radio air-interfaces (AI) across multiple standards (e.g., 3GPP, 3GPP2, WiMAX). 3GPP2 is developing a scheme MMSS-3GPP2 which is usually referred to as simply ‘MMSS.’ Other schemes exist e.g., proprietary ones (e.g., internal ePRL), an MMSS-3GPP based on the PLMN with Access Technologies of non-3GPP systems. MMSS OTASP messages and parameters are being defined in 3GPP2 to allow the carriers to provision MMSS parameters to the mobile device. With MMSS, the mobile can select and hence acquire cdma2000 and non-cdma2000 systems (e.g., LTE, WiMAX) based on carrier's preferences.01-06-2011
20130072185Wireless roaming with dedicated backhaul - Systems and method are presented for a wireless Base Station (BS) of a host Operator to allow access to its Radio Access Network (RAN) by both Subscriber Stations associated with the host Operator and Subscriber Stations associated with other Operators, in which the first set of Subscriber Stations are connected by a general backhaul channel to the host Operator's Core Network data source, and the second set of Subscriber Station are connected by dedicated backhaul channels to Core Network data sources of the other Operators. In this manner, the host Operator provides partial roaming to the second set of Subscriber Stations, which use the host Operators RAN and wireless BS, but not the host Operator's network infrastructure.03-21-2013
20130072186MULTI-BAND WIRELESS CELLULAR SYSTEM AND METHOD - A single wireless cellular system provides cellular service using first and second radio bands, belonging to two different Operators, respectively. The first radio band is located higher in frequency than the second radio band. Subscriber Stations, associated with either of the Operators, or with a third Operator, may perform partial roaming between the two bands within the single wireless cellular system, in order to optimize data throughputs, coverage, or both.03-21-2013
20130065583Multiple IMSI Numbers - A method includes determining a location of the wireless communication device and transmitting information indicating the location of the wireless communication device to a Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) location register (MILR). The MILR stores information associated with the wireless communication device including a first IMSI number, a first Mobile Directory Number (MDN), a second IMSI number and a second MDN.03-14-2013
20130065582SEAMLESS SMS BACK - The present invention is directed towards a method for facilitating mobile communication of a subscriber while roaming from HPMN in a VPMN. The method includes intercepting the roamer's MO messages from the VPMN. The method further includes failing delivery of the roamer's MO message. The method further includes delivering the roamer's MO message as an MT message from HPMN.03-14-2013
20130165112METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACCESS POINT ASSISTED ACTIVE ROAM SCANNING - A method and system for an access point assisted active roam scanning includes first and second access points, a switch and a client device. The switch communicates with the first and second access points that operate in a communication network, each access point having a respective operating area. The client device, within the first operating area, includes a wireless transceiver broadcasting first and second probe requests to the first and second access points, respectively, the second probe request being broadcast without receiving a probe response to the first probe request. The first and second access points generate first and second probe responses in response to receiving the first and second probe requests. The switch receives the first and second probe responses and generates a consolidated probe response as a function of the first and second probe responses.06-27-2013
20120115466CONTROLLING ACCESS TO COMMUNICATION SERVICES - A method and corresponding apparatus and system of controlling access to communication services by a roaming wireless device are described. The method includes receiving a request for roaming wireless device service information related to a roaming user and determining which services the user has access to for the requesting system, if the user is determined to have access to the requesting system. The method also includes transmitting user service information concerning the services to which the user has access. The apparatus includes a memory, a communication system, and a processor. The memory stores: (05-10-2012
20090011758System Using International Roaming-Capable Mobile Communication Network - The present invention provides a system using an international roaming-capable mobile communication network in which a server controls the form in which a service is provided in accordance with the country of a service area in which a mobile station is located. The mobile station 01-08-2009
20130165111ENERGY EFFICIENT ROAMING OF A MOBILE DEVICE - Energy efficient roaming of a mobile device is described. The mobile device can include a sensor for sensing a motion of the mobile device to generate a sensor signal. A radio is capable of communicating with a wireless network. A processor activates the radio in the mobile device. The processor generates an environmental profile of the mobile device based at least on the sensor signal. A memory is coupled to the processor for storing the environmental profile. The processor deactivates the radio when the environmental profile indicates that the rate of motion of the mobile device is above a predetermined threshold for a first period of time. The processor reactivates the deactivated radio when the environmental profile indicates that the rate of motion of the mobile device is below the predetermined threshold for a second period of time.06-27-2013
20120238264METHOD AND APPARATUS TO SUPPORT SEAMLESS MOBILITY ACROSS OFFLOAD GATEWAYS - A method is described that involves performing the following at an offload network gateway: receiving a RELOCATION_REQUIRED message from an RNC; recognizing that the RELOCATION09-20-2012
20120108235METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING NETWORK 3G DATA CAPABILITY INFORMATION IN A CDMA NETWORK - A method and system of providing a mobile data device in a wireless system with information about preferred networks to connect to, the mobile device having a preferred roaming list with a list of networks, the method comprising the steps of: adding to the preferred roaming list information about whether each network in the list of networks supports third generation data capabilities; and determining preferred networks based on information within the preferred roaming list including a geographic area and whether the network supports third generation data capabilities, whereby, within the geographic area, the mobile device prefers networks which support third generation data capabilities over networks which do not support said third generation data capabilities. Other information that may be added to the preferred roaming list includes whether the network supports data roaming, Mobile-IP services or always-on features. The preferred roaming list may also include information about the device service capabilities.05-03-2012
20120108234FEMTO-BTS RF ACCESS MECHANISM - Femto cells that extend mobile network coverage into customer premises operate in a frequency band typically assigned to a macro network. To facilitate system discovery and registrations of mobile stations with femto cells, a carrier designates one the channels within the band as a primary channel for its femto cells. For example, neighbor list messages transmitted by macro network base stations can provide frequency and PN code information directing mobile stations to search the primary channel for a PN code of the femto cells. The mobile station preferred roaming list (PRL) may identify femto cells by SID/NID. The SID is that of the carrier's macro network, whereas the NID may be a NID of the macro network or one specifically assigned to femto cell operations. The PRL uses frequency acquisition information for the femto cells that is the same as or similar to that for one of the macro networks.05-03-2012
20090215446Mobile Communication System and Mobile Unit - In multiple communication networks operated by different carriers, when a roaming mobile station performs communication with a roaming communication network PLMN, the communication network was able to recognize only the radio capability reported by the mobile station. When the communication network and mobile station differ in radio capability they support, problems arise in that the roaming mobile station sometimes cannot establish a user data channel and its success rate can reduce, and sometimes can operate in an unintended manner. The mobile station has a PLMN decision internal list (08-27-2009
20080293406Handover Management in Group Calls - A mobile terminal of a digital cellular radiocommunication system that is in the receiving phase in a group call while roaming in a current cell, indicates to a fixed network element of the system, a given destination cell out of a number N of cells adjacent to the current cell The system uses a time and/or frequency division multiple access method, and any modulation method. The mobile terminal sends an identification sequence of the destination cell in a time slot of an inbound signalling channel which is a contention channel. The identification sequence comprises a predetermined identification pattern out of a determined number P of identification patterns of different respective values, where P is an integer number such that 111-27-2008
20090061853COMMUNICATION DEVICES THAT UTILIZE VARIOUS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS TO SATISFY COMMUNICATION NEEDS OF DEVICE APPLICATIONS - Communication devices may utilize services of multiple communication networks to obtain service for the various applications that the communication device provides. The communication device and/or one or more communication networks may determine which network is best suited to each application based on dynamic information regarding the service provided by each communication network. The application may be associated with a network at various times, such as upon the communication device encountering a network that supports a service needed by the application and/or upon initial invocation of the application. The communication device may be communicating with several communication networks simultaneously so that a single application may make use of multiple communication networks and/or so that multiple applications may each utilize different networks.03-05-2009
20090098870Supporting data roaming in GPRS networks - A method and apparatus for supporting data connectivity with a roaming partner when a communication device is outside a service provider's range of coverage is provided. In one aspect, a user can select and store a roaming partner that is capable of data communication. While roaming, the communication device will display the data-roaming partners that are currently available within the communication range of the device and the user can choose one of these data-roaming partners and store the data-roaming partner information in memory. Upon re-entering the region within communication range of that roaming partner, the device can communicate with the roaming partner of choice rather than the roaming partner ordinarily selected by the device as a default.04-16-2009
20090312016ROAMING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TERMINALS IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK - A roaming method and a data transmission system for a portable terminal in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) are provided. The method includes transitioning to an active mode, by a control unit in a standby mode in response to a request from a WLAN module during roaming from a first Access Point (AP) to a second AP, and performing authentication in conjunction with a server, by the control unit in the active mode. As a result, when a portable terminal roams in a WLAN, the network connection is not disrupted.12-17-2009
20090061854METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ROAMING INTELLIGENCE (RI) TO A HOST NETWORK OPERATOR FOR ITS ROAMING TRAFFIC - The present invention provides a method for facilitating roaming management of a host network. The method includes obtaining at a gateway associated with the host network, signaling messages of one or more roamers. The roamers are subscribers of either the host network or one or more non-host networks. The method further includes determining by the gateway, the host network's roaming arrangement with the non-host networks, based on analysis of one or more signaling messages from the obtained signaling messages.03-05-2009
20090149174METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING NETWORK 3G DATA CAPABILITY INFORMATION IN A CDMA NETWORK - A method and system of providing a mobile data device in a wireless system with information about preferred networks to connect to, the mobile data device having a preferred roaming list with a list of networks, the method comprising the steps of: adding to the preferred roaming list information about whether each network in the list of networks supports third generation data capabilities; and determining preferred networks based on information within the preferred roaming list including a geographic area and whether the network supports third generation data capabilities, whereby, within the geographic area, the mobile data device prefers networks which support third generation data capabilities over networks which do not support said third generation data capabilities. Other information that may be added to the preferred roaming list includes whether the network supports data roaming, Mobile IP services or always-on features. The preferred roaming list may also include information about the device service capabilities.06-11-2009
20100120420METHOD AND APPARATUS TO ENABLE PATCHING OF USER EQUIPMENT CONTEXT THROUGH RETRIEVAL OF PARTIAL CONTEXTS FROM VARIOUS NETWORK SERVERS - Devices and methods are provided for the patching of a UE context via retrieval of partial contexts when a UE transitions from a source system (e.g., UTRAN) to a target system (e.g., an LTE network). In one embodiment, the method may involve receiving a first identifier for a source system server (e.g., SGSN) storing first context information, and a second identifier for a target system server (e.g., MME) storing second context information. The method may involve retrieving and combining the first and second context information to generate the patched context for the UE.05-13-2010
20110201330WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND ACQUISITION METHOD FOR MOBILE LOCATION INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A maintenance and administration device of a wireless communication system having for an object to enable the acquisition of accurate location information, even with respect to mobile handsets in the Idle state, sets a mobile handset subscriber identifier and a paging flag to be valid and transmits a visited cell information acquisition request with respect to a call processing control device. In the case where the paging flag is set to be valid, the call processing control device transmits a paging message to the mobile handset, with the mobile handset in the Idle state, and makes it return a reply message. The call processing control device reports, to the maintenance and administration device, the cell having progressively transmitted the paging message reply message as mobile handset visited cell information.08-18-2011
20110201329COMMUNICATIONS MANAGEMENT - A communications manager is disclosed that is provided on a telecommunications network and a terminal registered with that network. The communications manager comprises in the network and on the terminal a service manager; a data manager and a connection manager. The service manager and data manager collect and store data from a plurality of sources. The connection manager prioritises and schedules delivery of the data from the network to the terminal (or vice versa), and selects a communication method to provide the data in accordance with the priority of that data. The communication method may be SMS for high priority data or an activated packet data connection for lower priority data.08-18-2011
20100099403USER EQUIPMENT AND ROAMING SETUP METHOD FOR SELECTING PUBLIC LAND MOBILE NETWORK - A user equipment and a roaming setup method for selecting a public land mobile network for global roaming by receiving a roaming area through a user interface; storing, at a user equipment, identification information of a public land mobile network in the roaming area in preferred public land mobile network identification information of a subscriber identity module; and removing, at the user equipment, last registered public land mobile network identification information from location information of the subscriber identity module. The roaming setup method and user equipment improve a public land mobile network selection procedure to reduce the amount of time and prevent errors during the public land mobile network selection procedure in a roaming area.04-22-2010
20090264121ROAMING METHOD - A roaming method allowing access to home network and a visited network, the user profile and the roaming agreement allowing the user to have internet services from the two networks, said method comprising: 10-22-2009
20110171954PROVIDING AND CHARGING FOR DATA SERVICES IN ROAMING NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS - A method provides detecting a roaming operator by a mobile communications device, where the mobile communications device is associated with a home operator; receiving a data service, by the mobile communications device, provided by the roaming operator independent of the home operator; sending information, from the mobile communications device, to the roaming operator for the roaming operator to authenticate the mobile communications device with the home operator; and receiving a voice service, by the mobile communications device, provided by the roaming operator based on the authentication by the roaming operator of the mobile communications device with the home operator.07-14-2011
20100124923INBOUND ROAMER CALL CONTROL SYSTEM - A system for implementing call control services for an inbound roamer is provided. The system includes a control node to implement the call control services in response to an initiation request. The system further includes a service node to send a terminating customized applications for mobile network enhanced logic subscription information (T-CSI) for a called number in response to a routing request for the called number. The T-CSI contains an address pointing to the control node. The system further includes a switching center to send the routing request for the called number. The called number is present in a call received from the inbound roamer.05-20-2010
20090286534INTER-CONTROLLER ROAM MANAGEMENT AND PREDICTION FOR VOICE COMMUNICATIONS - A mobile device roaming architecture for use with a mobile device, such as a cellular phone, roaming a WiFi network. In instances where the mobile device attempts to roam to a different wireless access point managed by a controller using a different authentication key, the roam process can be excessively long such that the voice signal is disrupted or fails entirely. A detection component detects the roaming attempt, and a connection component switches the call back to the original access point controller before the call has a chance to drop. In this way, a connection is maintained to the network. A mitigation component performs an operation to maintain a connection to the call as the mobile device moves out of range of the original access point.11-19-2009
20090291682METHOD OF AUTOMATICALLY INDICATING SERVICES TO A MOBILE TERMINAL - This invention relates to a method of indicating available services to a mobile telecommunications terminal roaming between a first geographic area and a second geographic area. When the terminal is authenticated in the second geographic area, a list which comprises the services physically available in the said second geographic area is determined and is transmitted to the terminal.11-26-2009
20090042563Method and apparatus to support services for a non-resident device - Common techniques for processing cellular service uses a signal cellular tower, but these techniques are limited to the capacity of the single cellular tower. In contrast, a system employing an example embodiment of the invention increases ability to process cellular service by using an access point access network using resident wireless devices, referred to as a femtocell. A system supports communications of a resident and roaming device while employing the access point access network, based on database information, to support soft handoff between adjacent femtocells or from femtocell to cell tower and vice-versa. As a result, the system enables the resident and roaming devices to have seamless transitions between the cellular access network and the access point access network. Thus, the access point access network supplements cellular access networks and can provide cellular service regardless of the capacity of the cellular tower.02-12-2009
20090047948MOBILE NETWORKING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A dynamically adapted network environment is disclosed. The dynamically adapted network environment has one or more mobile objects (MO's) and one or more corresponding network neighborhoods. Each of the one or more MO's is the center of a corresponding network neighborhood which is adapted locally to accommodate a movement of its corresponding MO in a manner that sustains substantially seamless communication traffic. A method of enabling seamless wireless roaming of a mobile object (MO) on a wireless network is also disclosed. A network neighborhood is defined for the MO based at least on a location of the MO. Communication traffic associated with the MO is buffered for redirection to at least one predicted future network connection point (NCP) which is part of the network neighborhood.02-19-2009
20100113015REGISTERING A MOBILE TERMINAL IN AN AREA OF OVERLAPPING CELL COVERAGE BY FIRST AND SECOND NETWORKS - A method is provided of registering a mobile terminal in an area of overlapping cell coverage by first and second networks for wireless mobile telecommunications. The networks are of different types. The method comprises: storing an identifier of the mobile terminal; storing in a controller a first record of in which cell or group of cells the mobile terminal is located in the first network and a second record of in which cell or group of cells the mobile terminal is located in the second network; and providing the mobile terminal with information of both records and said identifier.05-06-2010
20100144342In-vehicle wireless communication device, roaming list updating system, and method for updating roaming list - A wireless communication unit performs wireless communication with a network of a carrier and receives a roaming list transmitted from the network. A control unit causes a storing unit to store the transmitted roaming list. The control unit sets the stored roaming list to be workable when completing updating of the roaming list and traces a communicable wireless communication system using the workable roaming list. The control unit causes the wireless communication unit to transmit an update request to the network when reception of the transmitted latest roaming list is unsuccessful in the course of the reception and when a predetermined condition is satisfied. The network transmits a latest roaming list to the wireless communication unit in response to reception of the update request.06-10-2010
20100248715SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR OPTIMIZING WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK CHANNEL SCANNING - The present disclosure optimizes wireless local area network (WLAN) channel scanning by collecting roaming data and passing summary information to wireless clients. The wireless clients are configured to utilize the summary information for WLAN channel scanning, roaming, etc. The present invention further includes a scanning algorithm associated with wireless clients that is weighted to scan more likely channels. Also, the present invention may weight the scanning algorithm to avoid radar avoidance channels, such as in IEEE 802.11h. Further, the scanning algorithm may be weighted to scan more often of channels with fast rates of change in wireless signal strength and the like. Advantageous, the present invention utilizes real data to optimize channel scanning at wireless clients thereby improving battery life and user experience while roaming.09-30-2010
20080287126Method of Managing Queuing Operation for a Wireless Communications System and Related Apparatus - A method of managing a queuing operation corresponding to a cell update procedure for a user equipment of a wireless communications system includes initiating the cell update procedure, entering a waiting state of the queuing operation according to a received response message corresponding to the cell update procedure, and re-initiating the cell update procedure during a waiting state of the queuing operation when an event triggering the cell update procedure occurs.11-20-2008
20080287125Methods And Apparatus For Selecting A Communication Network - A mobile communication device is adapted to provide voice communications with use of a voice service and data communications with use of a data service. The mobile device maintains a preferred network list as well as a service access list in its memory. The preferred network list has a listing of a plurality of networks with assigned priorities for network selection. The service access list has a listing of a plurality of networks that make the data service available to the mobile device. The mobile device performs a scanning operation for identifying one or more communication networks available in a coverage area of the mobile device. When a home network of the mobile device is unavailable in the coverage area, the mobile device consults the preferred network list and the service access list for identifying one of the networks identified by the scanning operation. The mobile device attempts to register for the data service via the identified network and, if successful, operates its wireless transceiver with the identified network to use the data service. If the attempt to register for the data service fails, the mobile device excludes the identified network from being listed in the service access list as making the data service available.11-20-2008
20080293405SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE ROAMING - Described is a system and method for adaptive roaming. The system may include a memory storing at least one roaming parameter. The at least one roaming parameter corresponds to a performance of a mobile unit roaming within a network that includes a plurality of access points. The system also includes a processor incorporating the roaming parameter into a learning algorithm. The learning algorithm provides the mobile unit with a scan list indicating an order to scan the plurality of access points. The learning algorithm is stored in the memory. Roaming data gathered when the mobile unit roams within the network is used by the processor to update the at least one roaming parameter so that the learning algorithm may be adjusted thereby.11-27-2008
20090054059ROAMING DETECTION - A method includes detecting a roaming status of a mobile communication device communicating with a server as a function of the corresponding IP address of the mobile communications device as presented to the server.02-26-2009
20120142343LOCATION BASED IDLE MOBILE FREQUENCY SELECTION - A mobile network sector is served via at least an antenna and a mobile network base station transceiver to provide communications with a mobile station. The mobile station includes a mobile station antenna and a location determination device for identifying a geographic location of the mobile station. A transceiver in the mobile station is configured to transmit and receive signals to and from the mobile network base stations, via the mobile station antenna. A microprocessor controls the transmission and reception of the mobile communication signals and communicates with the location determination device. A spatial database identifies geographic positions related to sectors of mobile network base stations. The microprocessor compares the geographical location of the mobile station with the geographic positions of the mobile sectors to determine a preferred mobile network sector and redirect the transceiver to tune to a particular channel supported by the preferred mobile network sector.06-07-2012
20090181667Mobile communication apparatus and operating method thereof - A mobile communication apparatus is disclosed. The mobile communication apparatus comprises a selecting module, a registering module, and a judging module. The selecting module is used for selecting a first preferred network from at least one communication network near the mobile communication apparatus. A first network registration is performed on the first preferred network by the registering module. When the first network registration is rejected by the first preferred network, the judging module is used for judging whether the mobile communication apparatus is under a roaming state. If the judgment of the judging module is yes, the selecting module is operated by the judging module to reselect a second preferred network.07-16-2009
20110207454AUTHENTICATING AND REGISTERING ROAMING MOBILE USERS - In an embodiment, a mobile device that is configured to receive calls on a first telephone network via a first telephone number is configured to receive calls on a second telephone network via a second telephone number. A subscriber interface module (SIM) is installed into the mobile device enabling the mobile device to communicate with the second telephone network. A username, password, and telephone number for the second network are obtained. The mobile device registers the username, password, telephone number for the first network and telephone number for the second network with the first telephone network. A telephone call is received from the first telephone network and a personal identification code is employed to verify the registration.08-25-2011
20090298493Method and Apparatus for Determining Dedicate Searching Space in Physical Downlink Control Channel - A method for determining a dedicate searching space (DSS) in a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) for a user equipment (UE) of a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes steps of indicating the UE to monitor a semi-persistent scheduling cell radio network temporary identifier (SPS C-RNTI) in the PDCCH for receiving a semi-persistent scheduling grant, and determining the DSS utilized for monitoring the SPS C-RNTI according to a cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) of the UE.12-03-2009
20090163202MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS WITH PRIVATE ACCESS POINTS IN WIRELESS NETWORKS - Communication is initiated with a radio access network through a first private access point according to a first air interface standard based on a first identifier corresponding to the first private access point. A second identifier corresponding to the first private access point is determined by using a roaming list. The second identifier is associated with the first identifier in the roaming list. A set of one or more carrier frequencies for communication according to a second air interface standard is determined using the roaming list. The second identifier is mapped to the set of one or more carrier frequencies in the roaming list. Based on the roaming list, initiation of communication with the radio access network is attempted through the first private access point according to the second air interface standard based on the second identifier at one carrier frequency of the set of one or more carrier frequencies.06-25-2009
20090176488ROAMING METHOD AND SYSTEM IN LOCATION INFORMATION SYSTEM - A method and device for obtaining position information of a target terminal are discussed. According to the embodiment, the method includes cooperating with a home network to provide information about the visited network to the home network; receiving a SUPL POS INIT message from the target terminal that received the information about the visited network used to establish a direct connection between the target terminal and the visited network; and performing a SUPL positioning session with the target terminal.07-09-2009
20090325573METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ROAMING IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - Methods and systems are provided for improving network connectivity utilizing a roaming procedure in which the mobile units are able to associate with multiple access ports during roaming. The mobile unit, while connected to one access port, associates with a second access port. While maintaining the connection to the first access port, the mobile unit performs various initialization procedures, including exchange of encryption keys, authentication, DHCP renewal, and the like. After a connection is established with the second access port, the mobile unit disconnects from the first access port. Thus, during the roaming process, the MU is connected to two APs at the same time for a short length of time.12-31-2009
20090088152System and Method for Adaptive/Predictive Location-Based Roaming Optimization - Described is a method including collecting roaming data for a network. The method further includes creating a scan list based on the roaming data, wherein the scan list including a prioritization of a plurality of access points for roaming. The method further includes transmitting the scan list to a mobile unit. Further described in a system including a collection module collecting roaming data for a network. The system further includes a creation module creating a scan list based on the roaming data, the scan list including a prioritization of a plurality of access points for roaming. The system further includes a transmitter transmitting the scan list to a mobile unit.04-02-2009
20090082014SYSTEM FOR EXTENDED ROAMING MESSAGES - A method and apparatus are provided for the display of extended roaming messages to a user of a WWAN device. The method includes the steps of retrieving a list of one or more available wireless networks, loading a roaming rule list which contains an ordered list of records, matching each of the available networks against said roaming rule list, selecting a roaming message for at least one match and, and displaying at least one roaming message to the end user.03-26-2009
20090036120APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SELECTING MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN A PORTABLE TERMINAL - A mobile communication system selection is disclosed. A method for selecting a mobile communication system of a portable terminal includes driving a first timer; checking whether a Mobile Country Code (MCC) of a region where the portable terminal is located is obtained by searching for a network until the first timer expires; when the MCC is obtained before the first timer expires, storing the obtained MCC to a previous MCC list; performing a first checking operation for checking whether the obtained MCC belongs to a list of countries supporting only a first mobile communication system; and obtaining a service of the first mobile communication system by searching for only the first mobile communication system when the obtained MCC belongs to the list of the countries supporting only the first mobile communication system.02-05-2009
20110230186PREVENTION OF OVERREACH CONDITION IN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION - A method of wireless communication between a base station and a mobile station may entail scanning a first entry of a preferred roaming list for a first base station channel, transmitting a downlink signal from the base station to the mobile station; determining that the downlink signal to the mobile station from the base station has not been received, scanning the preferred roaming list for a second base station, identifying that the second base station does not exist on the preferred roaming list, and inquiring whether a vehicle ignition is off upon determining that the second base station does not exist. Moreover, the method may entail determining that the vehicle ignition is on, and return an excluded channel of a base station to the preferred roaming list and determine that the vehicle ignition is off and invoke a sleep mode of the digital control module.09-22-2011
20120077488LOCATION-BASED NETWORK SELECTION METHOD FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - A method for connecting a mobile device with one of a plurality of wireless networks, involves initiating a registration of the mobile device with one of the plurality of wireless networks. A geographic position of the mobile device is determined with respect to at least one of the plurality of wireless networks. A connection is established to one of the plurality of wireless networks responsive to the determined geographic position of the mobile device.03-29-2012
20120077487Method, Location Service Apparatus And System For Acquiring A Cell Position And Locating A Cell - The present invention provides a method, location service apparatus and system for acquiring a cell position, relating to the field of mobile communications. The method comprises the following steps that: a location service apparatus receives, from a first terminal, a locating request including an identifier of the cell where the first terminal resides, determines whether the cell position information corresponding to the identifier of the cell is stored in a base station database of the location service apparatus and generates a result of determining and, in the case where the result of determining is that the cell position information corresponding to the identifier of the cell is stored in the base station database of the location service apparatus, sends a first locating request to the first terminal, receives first position information from the first terminal, wherein the first position information is the position information returned after the first terminal carries out a location according to the first locating request, and stores the first position information as the cell position information corresponding to the identifier of the cell. The present invention can be applied to locate a cell where a roaming terminal resides.03-29-2012
20090253427Portable Terminal Device and a Radio Communication System Management Method For the Portable Terminal Device - The portable terminal, in starting the communication with a radio communication system having a different communication regulation in a different country or area, first recognizes the position thereof, acquires the radio communication regulation information varied from one country or area to another, and sets the corresponding regulation information for radio communication. The user can thus easily, unconsciously carry out the radio communication in keeping with the regulation of each country or area. Further, in the case where the regulation prohibits the use of the portable terminal, the fact can be displayed on the screen in an easy-to-understand way.10-08-2009
20110143754PREDICTIVE INTELLIGENCE BASED AUTOMATED CAMEL TESTING - The present invention is directed towards a method for facilitating roaming tests for a club network. The method includes simulating a roamer's profile by a signaling gateway and associating with either a club network or a roaming partner network of the club network. The club network and the roaming partner network correspond to a Home Public Mobile Network (HPMN) and a Visited PMN, respectively, in case the roamer is an outbound roamer. In case the roamer is an inbound roamer, the club network corresponds to the VPMN and roaming partner network corresponds to the HPMN. The method further includes performing by the signaling gateway, one or more CAMEL capability tests on the roamer. The roaming subscriber is associated with either the club network or the roaming partner network.06-16-2011
20090239530Establishment of a Connection in Radio Communication Systems - In a method for establishment of a connection in a radio communication system, a user terminal selects an operator, based on information on at least one operator of a radio communication system in a country-specific pilot channel, selects a radio communication system based on information on at least one radio communication system in an operator-specific pilot channel for the selected operator and carries out an access to the selected radio communication system for establishment of a connection.09-24-2009
20090253428Communications Systems And Methods For Exchanging Messages Between Users - A communications system exchanges messages between users. A messaging store stores the messages. A messaging server accesses and manages messages of the message store. A plurality of servers interface between the messaging server and different networks of the users. Processes employing dynamic mailboxes and for selectively retrieving messages are also provided.10-08-2009
20120244858Method and Arrangement for Connectivity in a Communication Network - Method and arrangement for supporting connectivity of a wireless device to a network infrastructure. An infrastructure provider associates a set of device identification numbers to a first radio access provider in a subscription database of the infrastructure provider. The infrastructure provider also sets the first radio access provider as a preferred roaming partner in a SIM that comprises a subscriber identifier with a network identifier of the infrastructure provider. The SIM is provided for use in the device, to enable access to the network infrastructure over a radio access network of the first radio access provider based on the subscriber identifier and the preferred roaming partner in the SIM.09-27-2012
20100222053ARRANGEMENT AND METHODS FOR ESTABLISHING A TELECOMMUNICATION CONNECTION BASED ON A HEURISTIC MODEL - An arrangement for managing a telecommunication session for a plurality of mobile communication devices that includes at least a first mobile communication device and a second mobile communication device is provided. The arrangement includes a mobility gateway, which is configured to communicate with the mobility client software of the first mobile communication device, wherein the first mobile communication device is a subscriber of the mobility gateway. The mobility gateway includes computer readable code implementing a model configured for collecting and storing environmental data about a set of access points. The environmental data includes data collected during the telecommunication session between the first mobile communication device and the second mobile communication device. The environmental data also includes data collected during previous telecommunication sessions supported by the mobility gateway. The environmental data is employed by the mobility gateway to manage the telecommunication session for the first mobile communication device.09-02-2010
20090275328METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING WIRELESS ROAMING AMONG AND ACROSS WIRELESS AREA NETWORKS - Wireless roaming in a computer network may be handled through a solution provided on one or more switches in the network. A roam request sent by a switch corresponding to the user's new location may be received by the other switches in the network. If the user is known to any of these switches, then they may execute steps to accommodate the roaming. The tasks performed may vary based on whether the roaming is on layer 11-05-2009
20090258644SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR USER EQUIPMENT ACQUISITION OF AN IP-FEMTOCELL SYSTEM - A system, method, and computer readable medium for acquisition of an IP-based femtocell system by a user equipment are provided. A manual femtocell acquisition procedure may be invoked at a user equipment for acquiring access to a femtocell system or network of femtocell systems. The femtocell acquisition routine may be invoked by supply of a command to a femto application hosted by the user equipment. Invocation of the femtocell acquisition routine results in the user equipment seeking the femtocell system allocated a prioritized preferred routing list entry. In the event that a femtocell system is located, the femtocell system may perform electronic serial number screening to prevent unintended attachment and registration on a femtocell system with which the user equipment does not have authorized access10-15-2009
20090325574MOBILE STATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A mobile station is provided. The mobile station includes: a wireless communication unit which establishes wireless communication with a base station; a storage unit which stores a roaming list used when roaming to a mobile communication network other than a specific mobile communication network; a communication network selecting unit which selects a mobile communication network with which the mobile station is capable of communicating wirelessly, by using the roaming list; and an update unit which requests update of the roaming list through the wireless communication unit at a time of starting the mobile station, and updates the roaming list stored in the storage unit if changed.12-31-2009
20080305789Off PRL Wireless Acquisition System - The invention relates generally to a system for providing an roaming carrier list to a remote wireless device such as a vehicle communications package (VCP), while largely overcoming several shortcomings of prior techniques. A more intelligent Off PRL Wireless System is proposed that will scan all wireless bands including opposite cellular bands and PCS. The VCP will place test calls to the wireless carrier found during the scan. All wireless carriers found during the scan will be used to populate the Off-PRL System Availability Table (the OPA Table) including those the VCP was detected as “Unavailable”. Each carrier in the OPA Table will be denoted as Available and Unavailable depending on whether the VCP was able to access the carrier. Once the fall scan is completed, the VCP will connect the carrier listed first as available in the OPA Table.12-11-2008
20100273478METHOD OF ROAMING IN BROADCAST SERVICE AND SYSTEM AND TERMINAL THEREOF - A method, system, and terminal for handling or processing roaming errors between networks that can support broadcast services. When a roaming service between networks is requested, if a user authentication request is unsuccessful due to non-matching identification information between the networks, a corresponding error message is delivered to the subscriber terminal and network information that has been recently updated using various methods is provided such that repetitive requests and responses for authentication can be avoided when the subscriber requests a roaming service, and thus a roaming service between networks can be quickly provided without delays.10-28-2010
20090036121INTELLIGENT ROAMING SYSTEM WITH OVER THE AIR PROGRAMMING - A computer readable medium that stores a computer program for providing communications service provider information to a mobile station includes a storing code segment that stores data for communications service providers corresponding to market areas. The computer readable medium includes an identifying code segment that identifies at least one communications service provider from the data for communications service providers based on at least one of a class of service and an account of the mobile station. The computer readable medium includes a transmitting code segment that enables transmission of data indicating the identified at least one communications service provider to the mobile station.02-05-2009
20090036119Method and System for a Wireless Headset Receptacle - Described are a method and a system for a wireless headset receptacle. The method includes a step of detecting one of a presence and an absence of a wireless receiver from a receptacle within a communication device. The wireless receiver includes a power supply and an interface for wireless communication with the communication device. The method also includes a step of performing at least one action based on one of the detected presence and the detected absence of the wireless receiver from the receptacle.02-05-2009
20100330987CALL PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR MOBILE AND METHOD THEREOF - Disclosed herein is a call processing system and method for mobile communication terminals. The call processing system for mobile communication terminals according to the present invention includes a gateway location register (12-30-2010
20110045827METHOD FOR PROVIDING LOCATION SERVICE FOR ROAMING TERMINAL - A method for providing a location service for a roaming terminal includes: receiving a start message for starting a location service from a terminal in a situation in which a session for the location service is ongoing; transmitting, by the terminal, a roaming location service start message including an indication parameter for requesting information required for an intended location measurement method and the start message to a server of a network the terminal is visiting; receiving a roaming location service start response message including a start response message and the requested information from the server; and transferring the start response message in the received location service start response message to the terminal.02-24-2011
20100081431User Interface Methods And Apparatus For Processing Voice Call Requests From A Mobile Station Based On Communication Conditions - Methods and apparatus for processing voice call requests based on communication conditions of a mobile communication device are disclosed. In one illustrative example, a voice call request for a voice call is received through a user interface during an out-of-coverage condition of the mobile device. In response to the voice call request, when the out-of-coverage condition has existed for an out-of-coverage time period that is less than a first time period, a scanning operation is performed during a delay time period. If the out-of-coverage condition still exists upon expiration of the delay time period, a call denial indication and a call reminder prompt are produced in a visual display which indicates that the voice call could not be completed. If an in-coverage condition with a wireless network is identified during the delay time period, however, a voice call associated with the voice call request is initiated via the wireless network. On the other hand, in response to the voice call request when the out-of-coverage condition has existed for an out-of-coverage time period that is greater than the first time period, the call denial indication is immediately produced in the visual display without delaying for the delay time period.04-01-2010
20110244856WIRELESS NETWORK ROAMING TIMER METHOD AND APPARATUS - A mobile station in a wireless network includes a roaming timer. The roaming timer is set based on various criteria, and when the roaming timer expires, an attempt to roam is performed.10-06-2011
20090312014MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE AND ROAMING METHOD THEREOF - A mobile terminal device detects current communication environment status of the device and calculates a value of a radio quality index (RQI), and adjusts the roaming threshold according to the value of the RQI. The device further calculates a value of a user movement index (UMI) and adjusts the frequency of the device for scanning object access points. After determining the object access point that has satisfied a roaming threshold, the device ends the communication between the device and the current access point, and establishes a communication between the device and the object access point.12-17-2009
20100062762Method for allowing access to services offered by an intelligent mobile communications network - A method of making network services available to a subscriber of a first mobile communications network when the subscriber roams in a second mobile communications network. The method includes: intercepting a signaling message issued by a service switching function of the second mobile communications network as a consequence to a service request by the subscriber; checking the intercepted signaling message; and based on the check, updating the intercepted signaling message so as to include service addressing data adapted to invoke a service in the first mobile communications network.03-11-2010
20090215447METHOD FOR INTERACTIVE MOBILE NETWORK SELECTION - A method allows the selection of a user-preferred visited mobile network for a roaming mobile terminal of a subscriber of a home network. The method includes, at the home network, the steps of receiving information on the location of the roaming mobile terminal, and receiving from the roaming mobile terminal service information including at least a choice of a service and controlling the selection of the visited mobile network for the roaming mobile terminal on the basis of the received service information and location information.08-27-2009
20100190492METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING ROAMING SERVICES TO PREPAID ROAMERS OF A HOME NETWORK - The present invention provides a method for providing roaming services to an HPMN's prepaid subscriber. The method includes facilitating the prepaid subscriber's registration at a VPMN by an SG, despite absence of the prepaid subscriber's roaming profile at an HPMN HLR. The HPMN and the VPMN are part of one or more partner networks and are unable to support IN protocol/agreement. The SG is deployed at either the HPMN, or an HPMN's MVNO, or a hub operator. The method further includes enabling mobile communication of the prepaid subscriber in the VPMN by the SG that converts protocol of all signaling messages, corresponding to the prepaid subscriber, into a format compatible with the HPMN. The method further includes billing the prepaid subscriber based on pre-defined criteria by using the SG that interfaces with an HPMN PPS via either: an HPMN SCP, or an HPMN service node, or an HPMN SMSC.07-29-2010
20120034916POLICY ENABLED ROAMING GATEWAY IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Systems, methods, and apparatus for centrally managing service related information within a roaming environment are presented herein. A decision component can be configured to decide, based on information associated with a service level agreement, whether to accept, reject, or dynamically negotiate a communication service requested via a mobile device roaming within a visited network. Furthermore, an analysis component can be configured to map one or more parameters related to a quality of the communication service to one or more service policies as a function of the information. Moreover, a distribution component can be configured to distribute the one or more service policies to one or more policy servers of the network; or forward information of the one or more service policies to another network.02-09-2012
20100304740METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HANDLING ROAMING LISTS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Method and apparatus for updating roaming lists. An error handling message is provided when the roaming list protocols within the elements of a system are not compatible. A roaming list format identifier is provided to the remote user identifying the protocol version supported by the network. The roaming list format identifier acts to either request an old version of the protocol or request the current stored format at the remote user. In one embodiment, the old version is the Preferred Roaming List, and the new version is the Extended Preferred Roaming List.12-02-2010
20100056138METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE TO ROAMED MULTIMEDIA MESSAGE RECEIVER AND SYSTEM THEREOF - The present invention relates to a system for transmitting a multimedia message to a roamed multimedia message receiver, and a method thereof. In the method, when the multimedia message is transmitted from a first mobile communication network to a multimedia message receiver that has roamed from the first mobile communication network to a second mobile communication network, location information of the multimedia message receiver is determined according to a request for transmission of the multimedia message. A roaming state of the multimedia message is determined based on the location information of the multimedia message receiver When it is determined that the multimedia message receiver has roamed, a notification message of a pull method is transmitted to the multimedia message receiver to determine whether the multimedia message receiver accepts receipt of the multimedia message. In addition, when a response of acceptance is received from the multimedia message receiver, the multimedia message is transmitted to the multimedia message receiver03-04-2010
20090318140System and Method for Enhanced Automatic Roaming - A system and method for automatically roaming with a wireless device. A signal strength of a first wireless signal is sampled at a time interval. A determination is made whether the signal strength is less than a threshold for a predetermined duration. The wireless device is set to roam on a second wireless signal in response to the signal strength of the first wireless signal being less than the threshold for the predetermined duration. The wireless device is reset to a default setting for communication after a predetermined duration.12-24-2009
20090318141Network support for roaming optimization - An apparatus in one example has: a home network and at least one partner network; a mobile terminal associated with the home network; a high threshold for use when the mobile terminal roams from the home network to the partner network; and a minimum threshold for use when the mobile terminal roams from the partner network to the home network.12-24-2009
20120202487Signaling for Legacy Terminal Operation in Harmonized Bands - Network nodes and methods therein for enabling use, in a cell, of different types of mobile terminals. A method in a network node (08-09-2012
20110177810PLMN SELECTION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN PORTABLE TERMINAL - A Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) selection method in a roaming portable terminal and an apparatus thereof are provided. The PLMN selection method includes, determining whether a registered PLMN being a finally registered PLMN is valid when a PLMN selection event occurs, determining whether there is a stored Active PLMN list when the registered PLMN is invalid, selecting a PLMN using the active PLMN list when there is the stored Active PLMN list, and camping on a specific cell of the selected PLMN. Since the portable terminal does not attempt to register in an HPLMN when a PLMN selection event occurs, the portable terminal can be rapidly and efficiently registered in a suitable PLMN07-21-2011
20080242295System and Method for Accomplishing Mobile Management of Fixed Network Switching Node - The present invention discloses a system and method for realizing mobile management of fixed network switching node. The method comprises the following steps: setting a subscriber attribute register (SAR) in the fixed network, connecting the subscriber attribute register to each switching node via signaling link; distributing an unique logic number and physical number corresponding to the location for the subscriber, storing the subscriber attribute and location information of the switching node where the subscriber locates in the home SAR collectively, when the subscriber location changes, insetting the attribute data of the subscriber into the new location, deleting the data of the former location, and updating the location information of the subscriber in the SAR; when a call is activated, the calling office requests routing to the SAR, and SAR searching the called physical number and returning it to the calling office; when the subscriber attribute data changes, modifying the corresponding data in the SAR firstly, then insetting the data into the switching node where the subscriber locates, thus completing synchronous update of data. Through the present invention, the fixed network may have a function of a mobile network, and at the same time, the subscriber attribute data is managed collectively, thus make it easy to maintain and take full advantage of number resources.10-02-2008
20100323691Wireless Communication System For Switching To A Preferred Carrier - A wireless communication system, including: a first wireless base station disposed on a first wireless network; a second wireless base station disposed on a second network; and a mobile station that includes a communication controller, which controls wireless communication; wherein in the case where the mobile station attempts to switch communication to the second wireless network while coupled to the first wireless base station and communicating on the first wireless network, the communication controller temporarily synchronizes with the second wireless base station, and obtains an address pointer for acquiring network configuration information from the second wireless base station, the network configuration information containing information regarding the network configuration of the second wireless network, and after obtaining the address pointer, the communication controller recouples with the first wireless base station, accesses the data acquisition location specified by the address pointer via the first wireless network, and acquires the network configuration information.12-23-2010
20100240363System And Method For Balancing Communication Traffic Loading Between Adjacent Base Stations In A Mobile Communications Network - A mobile communication device measures a received signal strength indicator, RSSI, from a base station. An adjusted signal strength indicator, RSSI-ADJ, is calculated for the base station as a function of both the RSSI and a traffic indicator received from the base station. A determination is made, based on the calculated RSSI-ADJ, whether the mobile communication device should roam.09-23-2010
20100151854MOBILE APPARATUS, NETWORK CONTROL METHOD FOR MOBILE APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR MOBILE APPARATUS - A mobile apparatus including: a communication module; a first memory and a second memory configured to record first and second information respectively including at least home network information or home country information, the second information different from the first information; an information authentication module configured to determine whether the first and second information is valid or not through the communication module; a limiting module configured to limit a function of the mobile apparatus; a roaming module configured to perform roaming communication between networks; and a network control module configured to: permit the mobile apparatus to make a terminal operation using the second information when the first information is valid; and permit the mobile apparatus to make a terminal operation limited by the limiting module when the first information is invalid.06-17-2010
20090247153AUTOMATIC UPDATING OF A PREFERRED ROAMING LIST STORED IN A VEHICLE TELEMATICS UNIT - A method of updating a preferred roaming list (PRL) onboard a vehicle that wirelessly communicates with a call center and with a communications center over a wireless network. A communication link is established between the vehicle and the call center. A onboard PRL version number is transmitted from the vehicle to the call center where it is compared to a PRL version number stored at the call center. When the call center PRL version number differs from the onboard PRL version number, a PRL update flag is set at the vehicle. Thereafter, a communication link between the vehicle and the communication center is established. An updated PRL is downloaded from the communication center to the vehicle and stored therein, and the PRL update flag is then cleared.10-01-2009
20120309391METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ADAPTIVE NETWORK SELECTION - Methods and apparatus enabling dynamic and adaptive network selection. In one embodiment of the invention, a device quickly identifies the a subset of networks providing service to a particular location without obtaining and/or prioritizing a full list of all available networks. A “highest” priority network is selected for registration. For example, a mobile device that cannot locate its home (or last registered) network (e.g., Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN)), searches for any available network. The mobile device can identify its current location from information broadcast by any networks (e.g., a Mobile Country Code (MCC)). Once the mobile has identified its current location, it searches for prioritized networks within its current location.12-06-2012
20120309392SCP Guided CAMEL Transaction Control During MTRR - An SCP of a telecommunications network having a GMSC includes a network interface unit of the SCP that receives a CAMEL transaction from the GMSC. The SCP includes a processing unit, of the SCP, which controls the CAMEL transaction relinquished by the GMSC and decides whether or not to idle the CAMEL transaction during MTRR. A method for guiding a CAMEL transaction by an SCP during MTRR having the steps of receiving at a network interface unit of the SCP a CAMEL transaction from a GMSC. There is the step of deciding by a processing unit of the SCP which controls the CAMEL transaction relinquished by the GMSC whether or not to idle the CAMEL transaction during MTRR.12-06-2012
20110263248METHOD, COMMUNICATION DEVICES, AND STORAGE DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING COMMUNICATION - A method, a communication device, and a storage device for controlling communication are provided. The communication controlling method comprises the following steps. A telephone number of a receiver is provided, wherein the telephone number is corresponding to a first area. A second area where the receiver is located is provided. Whether the first and second areas are the same is determined. If the first and second areas are not the same, then a warning message is displayed.10-27-2011
20100029271METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONVERTING PHONE NUMBER WHILE ROAMING - Provided are a method of automatically converting a phone number while roaming using a mobile communication terminal, and a mobile communication terminal using the method. The mobile communication terminal sets an automatic conversion mode, stores at least one phone number, reads a phone number selected by a user from among the at least one stored phone number, converts the read phone number to be suitable for an international phone system of a visited country for connection to a home country if the set automatic conversion mode is ON upon when a calling command is input, and controls every module of the mobile communication terminal such that a call can be made to the converted phone number.02-04-2010
20110217977SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INCREMENTAL UPDATE OF A PREFERRED ROAMING LIST - A system and method of incrementally updating a preferred roaming list (PRL) are disclosed. The systems and methods include modifying a removable user identity module (RUIM) card on the mobile device to accept data structures that include incremental update information for a PRL. The systems and methods also include modifying a removable user identity module (RUIM) card on the mobile device to execute operators that allow for a PRL to be incrementally updated.09-08-2011
20090312015Method for Blocking Roaming-Steering Mechanisms - The invention relates to a method for blocking roaming steering mechanisms. According to said method, a foreign cellular device (12-17-2009
20120302232DYNAMIC IDENTITY ASSOCIATION WITHIN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A method of providing access to telecommunication services involves receiving a routing information request for terminating a communication with a mobile station located within a visited geographic region, the routing information request including a directory number local to the visited geographic region. A subscriber identity associated with the received directory number is then dynamically selecting from an evaluation of a decision tree, the decision tree associating a reference directory number with a plurality of reference subscriber identities. Each reference subscriber identity is associated with a telecommunications service user, each user being registered to receive telecommunication services within a respective home geographic region, the home geographic region being different from the visited geographic region. The mobile station receives access to the telecommunication services within the visited geographic region via the selected subscriber identity.11-29-2012
20100291923METHOD FOR SELECTING POLICY AND CHARGING RULES FUNCTION - A method for selecting a policy and charging rules function. When a UE accesses a 3GPP system through a roaming architecture, upon receiving a session establishment request message sent by a PCC client located in the visited network, the DRA in the visited network forwards the message to a selected PCRF of the visited network according to the records stored locally or instructs the PCC client to transmit the session establishment request message to the selected PCRF of the visited network; and the PCRF of the visited network forwards the session establishment request message to a DRA of a home network, then the DRA of the home network forwards the message to the selected PCRF of the home network according to the records stored locally or instructs the PCRF of the visited network to transmit the session establishment request message to the selected PCRF of the home network.11-18-2010
20090186612REGISTRATION SCENARIOS BETWEEN NEW AND LEGACY WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORKS - A method, wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), and base station for access network interworking. Temporary identity mapping rules are defined for use during access network reselection. Mapping rules for tracking area identity, routing area identity, temporary mobile subscriber identity (TMSI), packet TMSI, and S-TMSI identity are used when reselecting UTRAN, E-UTRAN, and GERAN access networks. Depending upon access network support, a WTRU may indicate a type of identity (TMSI, P-TMSI, or S-TMSI) that is included in an access network reselection request.07-23-2009
20110143753DETERMINING MOBILE STATION OPERATING COUNTRY TO ENABLE SYSTEM SELECTION OR OTHER LOCATION BASED DEVICE FEATURES WITHOUT NETWORK ASSISTANCE - A mobile station automatically determines a country in which mobile station is or will operate from readily available information, without direct assistance from the local wireless communication network. A multimode mobile station, for example, capable of both 3GPP and CDMA operation, is programmed to detect both MCC type system identifiers (from 3GPP protocol) and SID type system identifiers (from CDMA protocol) and map both types of identifiers to country identifications. However, at some locations, the SID may not uniquely map to a country. In this later case, an exemplary mobile station may identify the country by determining a local time (LTM) offset and mapping a combination of the SID obtained at the current location and the LTM offset to an identification of the country. The mobile station may use the country determination to help select a preferred network or to enable a location based device feature.06-16-2011
20100330986SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR USING MULTIPLE SUBSCRIBER IDENTITIES TO PROVIDE DIFFERENTIATED SERVICES TO SUBSCRIBERS - The techniques disclosed here enable a mobile station device having a plurality of subscriber identities to select an identity for registration with a network for wireless communications in a way that takes advantage of the most favorable roaming agreements between operators. The identity selection algorithm, for example, provides the flexibility to select amongst mobile station subscriber identities of 3GPP2 (1×RTT, EVDO) access technologies and 3GPP (LTE/GSM/UMTS) access technologies as well as specific operators' networks for domestic and international roaming. The exemplary algorithms allow the operator to optimize roaming agreements in different markets and maximize revenue from the roaming of its customers.12-30-2010
20120040666NETWORK SELECTION SCHEME USING A ROAMING BROKER (RB) - A network selection method and wireless user equipment device operable in a network environment having one or more radio access networks (RANs), one or more core networks (CNs), and one or more service networks (SNs). Upon obtaining identity information of a particular network combination, a wireless user equipment (UE) device is operable to register with a roaming broker (RB), whereby additional information may be provided to the device for facilitating appropriate network selection.02-16-2012
20090298494METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BEST SERVICE RESCAN SCHEDULING FOR MOBILE DEVICE OPERATING IN AN EVDO HYBRID MODE - A method and apparatus for best service rescan scheduling on a mobile device operating in an EVDO hybrid mode, the method comprising the steps of: blocking a best service rescan on the mobile device if the mobile device in an EVDO traffic state, the mobile device characterized by blocking means, the blocking means enabled to block a best service rescan on the mobile device if the mobile device in an EVDO traffic state.12-03-2009
20110319074Method and apparatus for low cost cellular roaming - A wireless device (WD) is associated with a preprogrammed user roaming setting and an automated adjustment algorithm stored in operative communication with the device. The algorithm is initiated and run when the device enters a roaming area, thereby automatically activating the roaming setting. A user response query is operatively connected to the automated adjustment algorithm, and operates as a switch for the automated adjustment algorithm, which initiates changing the user settings in accordance with the roaming setting. A user available query is connected to the user response query, to determine if the wireless device is in use, and to generate a notification if the device is idle or a prompt if the device is in use. An output from the switch of the user response query selectively enables the automated adjustment algorithm responsive to at least one of a responsive and a nonresponsive input to the user response query.12-29-2011
20120009921INTELLIGENT ROAMING SYSTEM WITH OVER THE AIR PROGRAMMING - A communications network administers intelligent roaming capabilities and features in a mobile station. The network includes a central database to store intelligent roaming information corresponding to respective service providers; and a service database to store and forward information corresponding to the intelligent roaming information to be programmed into the mobile station, which information is updated periodically by the central database. The mobile station is connected to a mobile coverage area based on the forwarded information.01-12-2012
20110165872MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, IC CARD, MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, PROGRAM, AND COMMUNICATION CHARGE NOTIFICATION METHOD - The present invention provides a mobile communication terminal, an IC card, a mobile communication system, a program, and a communication charge notification method capable of easily indicating roaming communication charges and preventing a user from being unexpectedly charged for communication. A mobile phone 07-07-2011
20120208532SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MOBILE TELEPHONE ROAMING - An authentication bank for a wireless communication system is disclosed. The authentication bank comprises a plurality of physical identification modules. A physical identification module may include one or more memory, processors, programs, and computer readable media storing subscriber identity module and authentication information. At least one of the one or more programs stored in the memory may comprise instructions executable by at least one of the one or more processors. The executable instructions may cause the one or more processors to receive a request, from an authentication server, for associating the subscriber identity module (SIM) with a foreign wireless communication client or an extension unit, retrieve subscriber identity information and authentication information for the foreign wireless communication client or the extension unit from the SIM, and send the subscriber identity information and the authentication information to the authentication server.08-16-2012
20120157092Detection of Anti-Steering of Roaming Activity on Visited Networks - A system and method for automatically detecting Anti-Steering of Roaming activity is disclosed. This method can be used by a monitoring system on a home network that continuously monitors all international MAP signaling with a visited network. Anti-Steering of Roaming is detected by estimating a number of roaming subscribers of different types, including a number of unique active roamers, a number of unique steered roamers, and a number of unique anti-steered roamers. The numbers of subscribers of the different types, either alone or in combination, are compared to threshold values. If the numbers exceed the threshold value, then the monitoring system alerts the home network that a visited network may be using Anti-Steering of Roaming technology.06-21-2012
20120270542LOCATION POSITIONING METHOD IN HANDOVER BETWEEN NETWORKS - A method according to one embodiment includes: transmitting, by a mobile terminal, a secure user plane location (SUPL) position initiation message to a home-SUPL location platform (H-SLP); receiving, by the mobile terminal, a SUPL end message from the H-SLP, the SUPL end message including a parameter indicating that the mobile terminal is outside of a coverage of a visited-SUPL location platform (V-SLP); transmitting, by the mobile terminal, a SUPL triggered start message to the H-SLP, the SUPL triggered start message including a cause for re-sending the SUPL triggered start message; and receiving, by the mobile terminal, a SUPL triggered response message from the H-SLP, the SUPL triggered response message including at least one trigger parameter.10-25-2012
20110092203HANDHELD ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING PREFERRED NETWORK SELECTION, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD - A handheld electronic device adapted to display a listing of known networks, scan for available networks, display a listing of the available networks and enable the entry of information relating to manually entered networks. In addition, the device is adapted to (1) enable the addition of preferred networks to a preferred network list wherein the preferred networks are one or more of: (i) certain of the known networks selected from the listing of known networks, (ii) certain of the available networks selected from the listing of available networks, and (iii) the manually entered networks; (2) enable the assignment of a priority value to each of the preferred networks; and (3) utilize the preferred networks for performing wireless communications when the device is in a roaming situation, wherein the preferred networks are utilized in a priority order that is based on the priority value assigned to each of the preferred networks.04-21-2011
20110105115Method and Device for Determining Mobility of Roaming User Terminal - A method determines mobility of a roaming user terminal. A visited access service network (ASN) authenticator receives an Access-Accept message sent from a visited network authentication, authorization and accounting (V-AAA) server. The authenticator determines a mobility access classifier of the terminal according to a mobility restriction policy of a visited ASN, and sends the mobility access classifier of the terminal to a base station (BS). A device for determining mobility of a roaming user terminal is also provided. With the method and device for determining mobility of a roaming user terminal, after the user terminal roams to a visited network with mobility restriction or to a network without mobility restriction from a network with mobility restriction, the mobility restriction type of the user terminal can be determined in time, and the visited network can acquire the mobility restriction information of the user terminal.05-05-2011
20110034167APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DESTINATION PHONE NUMBER STRING CREATION - A method and apparatus facilitating access to a communication session for a client is provided. The method may comprise obtaining one or more call plan proposals, receiving a destination phone number for making a call on a wireless communications device (WCD) when the WCD is in a source country, determining the source country from which the call is to be made, determining a destination country code of the destination phone number, identifying each of the one or more call plan proposals available to the WCD in the source country, selecting a call plan proposal from the identified available call plan proposals, generating a destination number string, and executing the call using the destination number string. The destination number string can comprise the destination phone number combined with the destination country code and the country access code and the discount identifier code of the selected call plan proposal.02-10-2011
20100093342SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TEMPORARILY ACCESSING ANOTHER USER'S SERVICE - A wireless handset, system and method is described that enables a wireless handset having access to an international long distance service to provide another wireless handset with temporary or limited international long distance service. The wireless handset comprises a transceiver, a user interface, a service request, and a first service acknowledgement. The transceiver communicates with a wireless network managed by a wireless network service provider that controls the first service. The wireless network communicates with the wireless handset and a separate wireless handset that does not have access to the first service. The user interface enables the separate wireless handset to have temporary access to the first service. The service request communicated from the wireless handset requests the separate wireless handset have temporary access to the first service. The first service acknowledgement acknowledges the separate wireless handset has temporary access to the first service.04-15-2010
20100093343METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING A ROAMING SUPPORT SYSTEM - Embodiments of methods and apparatus for providing a roaming support system are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed.04-15-2010
20110183666MANAGING SESSION INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM - In an embodiment, a network communication entity (NCE) determines that an access terminal has re-entered a serving area of an access network, and also determines whether a given period of time, associated with a previous session of the access terminal in the serving area, has expired. If the NCE determines no expiration, the NCE re-activates session information associated with the previous session, including re-activation of an identifier that uniquely identifies the access terminal within the serving area. If the access terminal had a session in another serving area before re-entering the serving area, the NCE stores the session information for the access terminal in the other serving area in association with a period of time indicative of a duration during which the session information continues to be valid within the other serving area. The NCE may either correspond to the access terminal or a portion of the access network.07-28-2011
20120129519DYNAMIC ACCESS TO RADIO NETWORKS - A method, system, and computer usable program product for dynamic access to radio networks are provided in the illustrative embodiments. Historical information about a user's movements in a geographical area is analyzed, the analysis identifying a pattern in the user's movements. A set of transient network providers is identified in the pattern, the set of transient network providers including a first transient network provider whose network the user accesses while in the pattern or a second transient network provider whose network may be accessible to the user while in the pattern. A sequence of the transient network providers in the set of transient network providers is identified, the sequence corresponding to the order in which the user accesses the transient network providers. The pattern, the set of transient network providers, and the sequence are stored in relation with the user.05-24-2012
20120315899DEVICE ROAMING IN HYBRID WI-FI/WIRELINE AND MULTI-AP NETWORKS - A method for communication includes communicating between a first transceiver and a wireless communication terminal on a first channel, while identifying the first transceiver to the terminal with a transceiver identity. A roaming condition, which determines whether the terminal is to roam to a second transceiver operating on a second channel, is evaluated. Upon meeting the roaming condition, the terminal is instructed to switch to the second channel, and the terminal is subsequently communicated with using the second transceiver on the second channel while identifying the second transceiver to the terminal with the same transceiver identity as the first transceiver.12-13-2012
20120214482WIRELESS NETWORK ROAMING TIMER METHOD AND APPARATUS - A mobile station in a wireless network includes a roaming timer. The roaming timer is set based on various criteria, and when the roaming timer expires, an attempt to roam is performed.08-23-2012
20100173628SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SELECTION OF A CELLULAR NETWORK - A system and method in a wireless communication device for receiving a System Identification Number (SID) from multiple wireless carriers operating within communication range of the wireless communication device, determining a signal quality level associated with each of the wireless carriers, determining a preference level for each of the wireless carriers based on a Preferred Roaming List (PRL), and selecting one of the wireless carriers based on the signal quality level of each wireless carrier and based further on the preference level for each wireless carrier.07-08-2010
20120172036ENABLING HANDOFF FOR MULTIPLE PACKET DATA NETWORK CONNECTIONS - Techniques for enabling handoff for multiple packet data network connection include selecting, when roaming from a current access network (AN) supporting multiple concurrent packet data network (PDN) connections to a handover target AN not supporting multiple concurrent PDN connections, a single PDN connection, from among multiple active PDN connections, for operation in the handover target AN and exchanging messages to register the single PDN connection in the handover target AN.07-05-2012
20100048206METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR BROADCAST SERVICES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method, apparatus and system provide for efficient use of communication resources for providing broadcast services in a communication system. A receiver receives a first broadcast controller identification from a first base station, and a second broadcast controller identification from a second base station. A controller coupled to the receiver determines whether the first and second broadcast controller identifications are associated with use of a common set of broadcast parameters. A transmitter transmits a request for transmission of a new set of broadcast parameters when the first and second broadcast controller identifications are not associated with use of the common set of broadcast parameters. After receiving the new set of broadcast parameters, the receiver uses the new set of broadcast parameters for receiving broadcast services.02-25-2010
20100048205INTELLIGENT NETWORK SELECTION BASED ON QUALITY OF SERVICE AND APPLICATIONS OVER DIFFERENT WIRELESS NETWORKS - A system and method for selecting a wireless network is disclosed. The method relates to selecting a wireless network from a plurality of wireless networks. A variation of the invention includes selecting a new platform from a plurality of platforms offered by the current service provider according to a service request from the wireless device. The method comprises determining a requested service associated with the wireless device, determining whether one of the plurality of wireless networks can provide the requested service, and, if one of the plurality of wireless networks can provide the requested service, choosing the one wireless network of the plurality of wireless networks. The method further involves using a variety of parameters in determining which wireless network to choose for servicing the requested service from the wireless device. These parameters include quality of services, application supported, or other business factors such as roaming agreements, traffic load and cost of services. The system comprises at least one wireless network node, a wireless device, and a plurality of wireless networks communicating with each other. Either the wireless device or network node may operate to decide based on the services the wireless device user requires on which network the user will receive service from. The network assignment is accomplished to maximize the speed, cost and efficiency of transmission.02-25-2010
20100048204DYNAMIC ACCESS TO RADIO NETWORKS - A method, system, and computer usable program product for dynamic access to radio networks are provided in the illustrative embodiments. A new radio network having a characteristic more suitable than a corresponding characteristic of a present radio network is detected. A request for access to the new radio network is sent, the request including a token, which includes structured information about a user, a device, a home network, or a billing service. Access to the new radio network is received. Switching is performed from the present radio network to the new radio network for wireless communication. The request for access to a radio network is received such that the requester is not known to a provider of the radio network. The requester is verified using a billing service provider or a home network provider identified in a token in the request. Upon verification, access is granted to the radio network.02-25-2010
20100273479NETWORK-INITIATED AREA EVENT TRIGGERED POSITIONING METHOD FOR ROAMING TERMINAL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A network-initiated area event triggered positioning method for a terminal in a session-based position information system is discussed. Network-initiation of area-based positioning of a roaming terminal is discriminated according to a proxy mode and a non-proxy mode, and area-based positioning for the roaming terminal is performed in various manners according to whether an SLP for performing the positioning procedure with respect to the discriminated modes is a V-SLP or an H-SLP.10-28-2010
20100291922COMMUNICATION TERMINAL HAVING MULTIPLE ANTENNAS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING ACCESS TO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM THEREOF - Provided is a method of accessing to a communication system in a terminal comprising a plurality of antennas, which includes determining a home system which is previously set to preferentially access from a preferred roaming list of a plurality of communications systems, when power is turned on; connecting a system switch to a home antenna for communicating with the home system in a specific frequency band; and accessing the home system to use the home service through the home antenna.11-18-2010
20110124331CAMEL ROAMING ADAPTATIONS - The present invention is directed towards a method for facilitating roaming tests for a club network. The method includes simulating a roamer's profile by a signaling gateway and associating with either a club network or a roaming partner network of the club network. The club network and the roaming partner network correspond to a Home Public Mobile Network (HPMN) and a Visited PMN, respectively, in case the roamer is an outbound roamer. In case the roamer is an inbound roamer, the club network corresponds to the VPMN and roaming partner network corresponds to the HPMN. The method further includes performing by the signaling gateway, one or more CAMEL capability tests on the roamer. The roaming subscriber is associated with either the club network or the roaming partner network.05-26-2011
20080299966COMMUNICATION DEVICE, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND CONTROL METHOD - A communication device that includes an authentication unit that authenticates a wireless communication device depending on whether a predetermined authentication condition is satisfied, and a relay unit that relays communication performed by the wireless communication device when the authentication unit successfully authenticates the wireless communication device, comprising: an information transmission and reception unit receiving connected-terminal information, which includes identification information identifying the wireless communication device whose communication is being relayed, held by other communication devices; a recording unit recording the received connected-terminal information; a judging unit judging, when a connection request is received from the wireless communication device, whether the identification information identifying the wireless communication device is included in the recorded connected-terminal information; and a permitting unit permitting relaying of communication performed by the wireless communication device when the identification information of the wireless communication device is included in the recorded connected-terminal information.12-04-2008
20120264423METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING A LOCATION PLATFORM FOR A USER EQUIPMENT TO ROAM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A LOCATION OF A USER EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME - A method and apparatus for calculating a location of a User Equipment (UE) that is roaming, the method including receiving, by a Home Location Platform (HLP), a location request message from the UE for starting a positioning session with the UE, wherein the location request message includes specific identifier information of an area in which the UE is located, and positioning capability information including a positioning scheme supported by the UE, determining that the HLP calculated a position estimate, transmitting a request for an approximate coordinate information to a Visiting Location Platform (VLP), receiving the approximate coordinate information from the VLP, exchanging location information with the UE, and calculating a position of the UE using the exchanged location information. According to such a method, it is possible to efficiently perform the positioning of the UE, regardless of the location of the UE, thereby improving the quality of the positioning service.10-18-2012
20120264424METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING A LOCATION PLATFORM FOR A USER EQUIPMENT TO ROAM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A LOCATION OF A USER EQUIPMENT USING THE SAME - A method and apparatus for calculating a location of a User Equipment (UE) that is roaming, the method comprising establishing a positioning session with a Home Location Platform (HLP) by using a location request message including specific identifier information of an area in which the UE is located, and positioning capability information including a positioning scheme supported by the UE, and exchanging positioning information with the HLP to calculate a position of the UE, wherein the position of the UE is determined by the HLP using the exchanged positioning information and approximate coordinate information transmitted from a Visiting Location Platform (VLP) to the HLP. According to such a method, it is possible to efficiently perform the positioning of the UE, regardless of the location of the UE, thereby improving the quality of the positioning service.10-18-2012
20110223909Roaming gateway enabling location based services (LBS) roaming for user plane in CDMA networks without requiring use of a mobile positioning center (MPC) - LBS support to CDMA mobiles while roaming on another network. IS-801 session data is routed by a routing gateway to a correct visited network PDE that contains correct BSA data, which is used to return assistance data to an interrogating mobile device. A standalone exemplary roaming LBS routing gateway (XRG) provides network connectivity between PDE equipment in multiple carrier networks. Conventional LBS roaming support is defined via the use of Mobile Position Centers (MPCs). The invention implements a roaming LBS gateway to enable roaming between CDMA carriers that are only using a PDE (Positioning Determining Entity) for this purpose, since a mobile position center (MPC) is typically an optional network node according to location based services (LBS) specifications.09-15-2011
20110237249METHOD FOR SWITCHING COMMUNICATION LINKS TO A MOBILE TERMINAL DEVICE WHICH IS ASSOCIATED WITH A LOCAL RADIO AREA OF A NETWORK - A mobile terminal device (ME) determines whether it is located in the local radio area (HFB) of the network (MN) or in another radio area (FB09-29-2011
20100234019Mobility management entity information deleting method and device - A mobility management entity (MME) information deleting method includes: receiving a message sent by a first MME; and if needed, determining whether it is necessary to delete information about the first MME according to version information about the first MME. The method further includes: receiving a message sent by a target MME, in which the message carries version information about a source MME acquired by the target MME or an indication of deleting information about the source MME added by the target MME; and deleting the information about the source MME according to the message. A network device for deleting MME information is also provided. According to the present invention, a network device, such as a home subscriber server (HSS), is capable of acquiring version information about a source MME or receiving an indication of deleting information about the source MME, so as to determine whether it is necessary to delete the information about the MME.09-16-2010
20110263247Method for providing a service for monitoring the movement of subscribers amongst the coverage areas of the mobile cellular communication networks and a system for carrying out said method - The invention relates to methods and system for providing additional services to the subscribers of a mobile cellular communication network, in particular to methods and systems providing travelling subscribers with a service of monitoring, according to their wish, their movement amongst the coverage areas of the mobile cellular communication networks and informing third persons about said movements. The inventive method and system for carrying out said method make it possible to provide the travelling subscribers of the mobile cellular communication networks (MCC) with a service for monitoring their movements between the MCC networks of GSM and UMTS standards, or between the segments of said networks and for informing the recipients selected by the subscriber or another authorised person about the arrival of the subscriber at a new place. Said service requires neither to additionally modify nor update the existing infrastructure of the MCC networks or to introduce additional functionality into the infrastructure elements. Owing to the automatic monitoring and information, said service dispenses the subscribers, upon their arrival at a new place, with the necessity of calling the relatives or sending short SMS to them about that. It is particularly important that the service enables disabled persons (blind, deaf-and-dumb persons and persons suffering from hand and finger arthritis diseases, etc) to inform, without problems, the relatives about their arrival at destination.10-27-2011
20120100849METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR SELECTIVE POLICY ENHANCEMENT (PE) FOR HIGH-USAGE ROAMERS - According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for modifying policy information associated with a roaming subscriber. The method includes receiving a first signaling message. The first signaling message includes a policy or quality of service (QoS) attribute associated with a roaming subscriber and originating from a home network of the roaming subscriber. The method also includes determining, using information associated with the roaming subscriber or a provider network, that the policy or QoS attribute should be modified and modifying the policy or04-26-2012
20120100848ENHANCED RELIABILITY OF SERVICE IN MOBILE NETWORKS - The technology described in this application increases the reliability of mobile networks. A radio communications node broadcasts a primary radio network code that indicates that subscribed mobile user equipment terminals may obtain service from a primary PLMN operator. In certain circumstances, the node may receive an instruction to broadcast a standby radio network code during a standby mode of operation. During the standby mode of operation, second mobile user equipment terminals that are not subscribed may obtain radio communications service from the primary PLMN operator.04-26-2012
20120135728METHODS FOR USING EFFECTIVE RADIATED TRANSMIT POWER OF A BASE STATION AT A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE TO PERFORM AN AUTOMATIC ROAMING METHOD AT THE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Methods, systems and apparatus are disclosed for using effective radiated transmit power of a base station at a wireless communication device to perform an automatic roaming method. In one implementation, the disclosed embodiments can be applied in a two-way wireless communication system.05-31-2012
20090047947DYNAMIC GATEWAY SELECTION BASED ON DATA SERVICE AND ROAMING PROTOCOL - Techniques for supporting roaming in wireless communication networks are described. In one design, an access point name (APN) and a preferred roaming protocol for a user equipment (UE) roaming from a home network to a visited network may be obtained. The APN may be associated with a data service requested by the UE. The preferred roaming protocol may be GPRS Tunneling Protocol (GTP), Mobile Internet Protocol (MIP), Proxy Mobile Internet Protocol (PMIP), etc. A suitable network entity to provide data connectivity for the UE may be determined based on the APN and the preferred roaming protocol. In one design, the network entity may be (i) a packet data network (PDN) gateway in the home network if the preferred roaming protocol is GTP or (ii) a home agent in the home network if the preferred roaming protocol is PMIP or MIP.02-19-2009
20130012200Inter-Domain Call Routing - The present invention provides for routing calls between disparate domains, such as a circuit-switched subsystem and a multimedia subsystem. When a user element is homed in a first domain and roaming in a second domain, an incoming call will arrive at a gateway node in the first domain. As a result, a message identifying the user element and indicating that an incoming call has been received at first gateway node for the first domain is sent to a continuity control function (CCF) residing in the multimedia subsystem. The CCF will create and effect delivery of an inter-domain routing number to the first gateway node. The inter-domain routing number is used by the first gateway node to route the call to the second domain. The inter-domain routing number may be associated with a second gateway node of the second domain.01-10-2013
20130012199METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING THE TRANSMISSION OF THE SIGNALS - The present invention concerns a method and a device for adjusting the transmission of the signals transferred by a home base station through a wireless interface, the home base station is located in a cell of a base station, the home base station belongs to a first tracking area, the base station belongs to a second tracking area in which a mobile is supposed to be. The home base station: 01-10-2013
20120149368METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR IMPLEMENTING CELL PHONE SERVICES - The present invention relates to the field of communications. A method and system for implementing cell phone services are provided, which are capable of reducing the management cost and the management difficulty of cards and numbers of operators. The method for implementing cell phone services includes: storing a number in a first user data management entity; storing a mobile station identification number corresponding to the number in a second user data management entity; storing routing information of the first user data management entity in the second user data management entity; receiving, by the second user data management entity, request information from a visited network device; and forwarding, by the second user data management entity, the request information to the first user data management entity according to the stored routing information of the first user data management entity.06-14-2012
20120149367SYNCHRONIZATION OF MOBILE DEVICE INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK - A technique for synchronization of mobile device information in a wireless communication network includes associating 06-14-2012
20080200168METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SEAMLESS DATA ROAMING ACROSS MULTIPLE OPERATOR BEARERS - A system and method for seamless data roaming across multiple operator bearers is provided. The system allows a client device to seamlessly select most preferred available operator bearer without losing a data session. It also allows the server to control dynamically both the operator preference list on the client and the data usage across multiple operator bearers.08-21-2008
20080242296Roaming gateway enabling location based services (LBS) roaming for user plane in CDMA networks without requiring use of a mobile positioning center (MPC) - LBS support to CDMA mobiles while roaming on another network. IS-801 session data is routed by a routing gateway to a correct visited network PDE that contains correct BSA data, which is used to return assistance data to an interrogating mobile device. A standalone exemplary roaming LBS routing gateway (XRG) provides network connectivity between PDE equipment in multiple carrier networks. Conventional LBS roaming support is defined via the use of Mobile Position Centers (MPCs). The invention implements a roaming LBS gateway to enable roaming between CDMA carriers that are only using a PDE (Positioning Determining Entity) for this purpose, since a mobile position center (MPC) is typically an optional network node according to location based services (LBS) specifications.10-02-2008
20130171988IMSI MCC-MNC BEST MATCHING SEARCHING - Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method of matching a user roaming request with the users home network, the method comprising: receiving a user request that includes an international mobile subscriber identification (IMSI); extracting mobile country code (MCC) from the IMSI; extracting the next M digits from the IMSI as the mobile network code (MNC); searching a MCC-MNC database for the extracted MCC-MNC; if the extracted MCC-MNC is found in the MCC-MNC database, then associate the user request with an identified roaming partner.07-04-2013
20130095823METHOD OF MANAGING INBOUND COMMUNICATIONS BASED ON THE CURRENT LOCATION OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A method of managing inbound communications received by a roaming wireless communications device entails enabling a user of the roaming wireless communications device to activate an inbound communications filter having filter criteria based on a current location of the user and a current location of a sender of an inbound communication. Once the wireless device has determined whether the inbound communication satisfies the filter criteria, the wireless device notifies the user that the inbound communication has been received provided that the inbound communication satisfies the filter criteria.04-18-2013
20130115942METHOD FOR LOADING A LIST OF PREFERRED NETWORKS INTO A SECURE ELEMENT CONTAINED IN A MOBILE TERMINAL - The invention relates to a method for loading a list of preferred networks into a secure element contained in a mobile terminal. The loading is accomplished when the secure element detects that it is in a roaming condition within a telecommunication network. The method consists of: i) asking (05-09-2013
20130130676METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ALLOWING A USER OF A MOBILE TERMINAL TO BENEFICIATE SERVICES OF A FOREIGN MOBILE NETWORK AS A REGULAR SUBSCRIBER THEREOF - A method and system to beneficiate, via a mobile terminal, services provided by a foreign locally accessible mobile network as a regular subscriber, by providing an apparatus with first and second modems and a subscriber identity module; providing a remote server containing a plurality of subscriber identity modules; allowing the apparatus to register with a foreign locally accessible mobile network using the first modem and the attached subscriber identity module, and to establish a data connection between the apparatus and the remote server; via the data connection, providing the remote server with information allowing it to determine which subscriber identity module is allowing local benefit of the services provided by a foreign locally accessible mobile network, and selecting that module; assigning the selected module to the second modem; allowing the apparatus to register with the foreign locally accessible network using the second modem and the selected module.05-23-2013
20110275368DATA-COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SCANNING METHOD AND APPARATUS OF A DUAL MODE MOBILE DEVICE - A data-communication system scanning method and apparatus of a dual mode mobile device. The method includes acquiring a mobile communication system and storing a local time used by the acquired mobile communication system. The method also includes identifying a local time used by a data communication system sensed and determining whether the local time used by the acquired mobile communication system is identical to the local time used by the sensed data communication system. The method further includes scanning, when the local time used by the acquired mobile communication system differs from the local time used by the sensed data communication system, data communication systems by excluding the sensed data communication system from target systems to be scanned. The system scanning method and apparatus can provide precise time information to users and prevents the dual mode mobile device from malfunctioning.11-10-2011
20110275367METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CELLULAR ROAMING CHARGE BYPASS CALL COMPLETION - Systems and methods for avoiding roaming or communications charges when a mobile communications device such as a cellular telephone receives an incoming telephone call use a non-native communications provider, such as a VOIP service provider to redirect the call. A subscriber's mobile communications device establishes a data connection to the VOIP service provider through a data network, and call forwarding instructions are issued to the subscriber's telephony service provider to cause calls directed to the subscriber's mobile communications device to be redirected to a forwarding telephone number associated with the VOIP service provider. When a call is placed to the subscriber's normal telephone number, the call is forwarded to the VOIP service provider. The VOIP service provider establishes a VOIP communications channel with the subscriber's mobile communications device via a data network, and the incoming call is connected to the subscriber's mobile communications device via the VOIP communications channel.11-10-2011
20100311418METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SWITCHING VIRTUAL SIM SERVICE CONTRACTS WHEN ROAMING - A system and method store provisioning data supporting a plurality of service providers in a VSIM internal memory unit of a mobile device. The mobile device may automatically enable provisioning data supporting one of the plurality of service providers stored in the VSIM internal memory unit to conduct a wireless communication so as to avoid roaming fees.12-09-2010
20120282924Subscriber Identification Management Broker for Fixed/Mobile Networks - There present invention relates to a method for managing the automatic provision of a subscriber network identifier from a central network server to a subscribed communication device, the method comprising receiving notification at the central server relating to a change in the current location for the subscribed device, and determining from the notification whether a new subscriber network identifier is to be provisioned from the central server. The method further comprises selecting a subscriber network identifier on the basis of the current location, if the determining step has determined that a new subscriber network identifier is to be provisioned, and outputting the selected subscriber network identifier for transmission to the subscribed device. The present invention also relates to managing the automatic connection of a subscribed communication device to a network, where a preferred network and preferred subscriber network identifier may be used.11-08-2012
20130183964METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AUTOMATIC INTERNATIONAL AND LOCAL CALL DIALING IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION TERMINAL - A method and apparatus for providing automatic international and local call dialing in a mobile communication terminal. The apparatus includes a country identification unit for receiving country identification information from a network in which the mobile communication terminal is currently located; a memory for storing country identification information, a country codes, and international access codes corresponding to the country codes; and a controller for extracting from the memory a country code corresponding to the country identification information received from the country identification unit, comparing the extracted country code with a country code included in a phone number for an outgoing call, and making a local call or an international call according to whether the country codes are identical.07-18-2013
20130122899METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROAMING IN A PEER TO PEER NETWORK AMONG RADIO SITES HAVING DYNAMIC REST CHANNEL BASE REPEATER STATIONS - In a peer to peer trunked radio network having a plurality of network locations, each network location includes a plurality of repeaters and a dynamically selected at least temporarily act as a rest channel repeater at each network location. A first repeater at the first network location may determine a first timing at which to broadcast an intra-site beacon and a second timing at which to broadcast an inter-site roaming beacon, the intra-site beacon including at least a rest channel identifier indicating a rest channel of the first network location and the inter-site roaming beacon including at least remote rest channel repeater information identifying a second repeater at a second network location that is currently acting as a rest channel repeater at the second network location. The first repeater may then broadcast the intra-site beacon at the first timing and the inter-site roaming beacon at the second timing.05-16-2013
20130203408ROUTING COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS - A telecommunications system includes a first (home) mobile telecommunications network A08-08-2013
20120064887COMMUNICATION SERVER AND SESSION CONTROL METHOD - According to one embodiment, a communication server is provided with a communication interface unit, a storage unit, a setting unit and a roaming unit. The storage unit stores terminal list containing terminal ID and position ID (pID) of a content output terminal on a network. The setting unit transmits an instruction to set a session for outputting a content on the terminal, upon receiving from the terminal a first message containing user ID (uID), user position ID (upID) and content information associated with the session. The roaming unit selects, when a second message containing the uID and the upID is received, and it is determined that the user moved, a terminal having a pID corresponding to the upID, and transmits, to devices associated with session roaming to the selected terminal, an instruction to perform the session roaming.03-15-2012
20120094659OAMP FOR DISTRIBUTED MOBILE ARCHITECTURE - A method includes receiving a first call to a mobile station at a first distributed mobile architecture gateway (dMAG). The mobile station is accessible via the first dMAG. The method includes determining a routing path for the first call based on register data associated with the mobile station. The routing path includes one or more components of the first dMAG, a first distributed mobile architecture (dMA) node, and a private Internet Protocol (IP) network. The method includes sending one or more command messages to reserve the one or more components of the first dMAG, the first dMA node, and the private IP network and receiving one or more confirmation messages indicating that the one or more components are reserved to route the first call. The method further includes connecting the first call to the mobile station via the one or more reserved components.04-19-2012
20130210425WI-FI PROCESS - A method and apparatus for a wireless device that can adapt a rate of related wireless network unit scans for adjacent networks is disclosed. In one embodiment, the wireless device can include a wireless network unit and a co-located geo-location signal receiver, and a processor. The processor can determine the position and speed of the wireless device from data received from the geo-location signal receiver. The processor can configure the wireless network unit to adapt the rate of related wireless network scans based upon determined speed and position. In one embodiment, the wireless network unit scans can be wireless scans for other nearby networks for roaming or location based services.08-15-2013

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