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Call routing (e.g., to prevent backhaul, routing efficiency, least cost, or alternate routing)

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20080261603System for Optimizing Cellular Telephone Call Placement With Minimal User Overhead - A method and system for automatically placing calls made from a mobile telephone in an economical manner via calling card and call-back programs, with minimal user overhead. The system may be installed on an existing telephone by the user. To operate, the user initiates the placement of a call in the regular manner, as if the call were placed directly, and the system automatically places the call in the most economical way, such as via calling card or call-back program. The user can employ any dialing conveniences offered by the mobile telephone, including “speed dialing”, “phone book” dialing, or recent call dialing. All interaction with the calling card/call-back server is handled automatically; the user need not be aware that the call is being placed via a calling card or call-back program. Additional automatic features include automatic calling card recharging and selection of SIM for telephones supporting multiple SIM's.10-23-2008
20100151865Interference Reduction in High-Speed Wireless Data Networks - Methods, apparatus, and systems are described, in which mobile stations in gaps between conventional cells obtain access to high speed data services by initiating an ad hoc, peer-to-peer connection with an intermediary mobile station and transmitting an access request message to the intermediary mobile station for relaying to a nearby base station. Upon receiving such an access request, a base station determines the approximate location of the mobile station, estimates an angular direction from the base station to the mobile station, and forms a directed antenna beam aimed towards the mobile station for transmission of high speed data to the mobile station. Corresponding techniques in which a base station initiates the establishment of a high speed data link are also disclosed.06-17-2010
20130084876Systems and Methods for Providing Service Migration Between First and Second Cellular Technologies - Systems and methods for a call flow for a mobile directory number (MDN) from a first phone to a second phone which has been intra-service ported. The system includes: a first switch of a first technology; a second switch of a second technology; and a local number portability database (LNP). The LNP stores local routing numbers (LRN) associated with the MDN. The WLNP system determines whether a call, from the first phone, is received by a public switched telephone network (PSTN) or the first switch. If the call is received by the PSTN with the LRN, the call is routed to the second switch based on the LRN. If the call is received by the first switch without the LRN, the first switch queries the LNP for the LRN and the call is routed intra-carrier to the second switch.04-04-2013
20130084875METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING RADIO SIGNAL, AND A BASE STATION USING THE SAME - A radio signal transmission method is used in a radio signal transmission system having a core network (CN), at least one base station and at least one user equipment (UE). After the UE initiates a circuit switch (CS) call, the base station determines whether to activate CS off-loading. If to activate CS off-loading, the base station determines whether identification (ID) codes of all call parties reside on the same base station or on the same group of base stations of the system. If yes, the base station determines whether to off-load only the user-plane data. If yes, the CN controls the signaling and the user-plane data is directly forwarded to another call party; otherwise, the base station processes a signaling and the user-plane data is directly forwarded to another call party via the base station.04-04-2013
20130210444NETWORK ELEMENT, CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREFOR - A network element for supporting communication within at least one cell of a cellular communication network comprises a signal processing module arranged to identify when a first cell supported by the network element is in a capacity state, and in response thereto, indicate the first cell as being in a restricted access state within system information broadcast within the first cell and valid for wireless communication units in a connected mode state. The signal processing module is further arranged, upon receipt of a connection request message from a wireless communication unit within the first cell, to determine whether the first cell is in a capacity state, and, in response to determining that the first cell is in a capacity state, to cause the wireless communication unit from which the connection request message was received to enter a connected mode state.08-15-2013
20130029672MULTIBAND COMMUNICATION DEVICE FOR USE WITH A MESH NETWORK AND METHODS FOR USE THEREWITH - A communication device includes an RF transceiver for communicating first data with at least one of a plurality of remote communication devices via a first protocol and a first frequency band. A millimeter wave transceiver communicates second data with at least one of the plurality of remote communication devices via a second protocol and a second frequency band. A communication control module coordinates the communication of the first data and the second data with the at least one of the plurality of remote communication devices and for establishing a mesh network between the communication device and the plurality of remote communication devices.01-31-2013
20130029671COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - According to at least one exemplary embodiment, a system and method for communication may be described. A communication system can include a primary communication device; a software application installed on the primary communication device; a network; and at least one secondary communication device, wherein the software application detects incoming data transmissions to the primary communication device and routes the data over the network to the at least one secondary communication device. Thus, data can be replicated that is received on the primary communication device and may substantially simultaneously sent to the at least one secondary communication device, allowing a user to act upon the received data in real time, either from the primary communication device or any secondary communication device.01-31-2013
20130079023METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR UNIFORM NUMBER COMMUNICATION ON A HOME GATEWAY - The embodiments of the invention disclose a method, a device and a system for uniform number communication and relate to the technology field of mobile communication. The application of the uniform number service on a home gateway can be optimized by automatically configuring a uniform number and the incoming call priority of the bound numbers on the home gateway, and thus the user experience is improved and simultaneously the maintenance workload is reduced. The method for the uniform number communication includes the following steps: binding the terminal numbers of the terminals which are connected to an interface of the home gateway to a uniform number; configuring binding relation for the bound terminal numbers, wherein the binding relation includes the bound terminal numbers and the incoming call priority of the bound terminal numbers; and sending a uniform number binding message that carries the uniform number and the binding relation.03-28-2013
20130079022PROACTIVE TELEPHONE NUMBER MAPPING CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT - Efficient telephone number mapping (ENUM) based call routing during area code splits is described. An ENUM domain management component can associate an ENUM domain name with multiple records when a numbering plan area code split links an old area code of a telephone number corresponding to the ENUM domain name with a new area code. An ENUM provisioning component can perform permissive dialing of the old and new area code during ENUM based call routing by utilizing the multiple records.03-28-2013
20090156222SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF MAKING A CALL - Systems and methods of making calls are provided. A particular method includes receiving input indicating a destination address at a mobile communication device. The method also includes determining whether the destination address is of a predetermined type. The method further includes initiating a call to a communication bridge via a mobile communication network when the destination address is of the predetermined type. The method also includes sending an instruction to the communication bridge to initiate a communication connection to the destination address.06-18-2009
20100105397Communication Systems - A transmission method for use in a wireless communication system is provided. The system includes a source apparatus, a destination apparatus and an intermediate apparatus, where the source apparatus and destination apparatus are arranged to transmit and receive information via the intermediate apparatus, and where at least the source apparatus is arranged to perform a network entry process in order to connect to the system. The includes, in the intermediate apparatus, determining whether the source apparatus has initiated a network entry process with the intermediate apparatus and if so, notifying the destination apparatus thereof while continuing to conduct the network entry process with the source apparatus. The method also includes, in the destination apparatus, responding to said notification with a return message to the intermediate apparatus, said return message being used to facilitate completion of the network entry process.04-29-2010
20100105396SERVICE ROUTING FOR COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A communication system and method is disclosed. The communication system comprises: a plurality of terminals, including a mobile communication device; and a routing server. The routing server is adapted to use the location of the mobile communication device and to preconfigure the routing of a service to a terminal via an appropriate communication protocol based upon the determined location of the mobile communication device.04-29-2010
20090124263Method of automatically establishing a telephone call connection on a cost-optimized basis - The invention relates to a method of automatically establishing a telephone communication connection between a mobile telecommunication device and a called party on a cost-optimized basis, comprising at least a cellular mobile network (05-14-2009
20090305708MOBILE TERMINAL, STORE-AND-FORWARD MULTIHOP COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM - A mobile terminal includes a mobile phone function unit, a storing unit, a communication control unit, and a store-and-forward multihop communication function unit. The mobile phone function unit confirms status of connection with a mobile base station and exchanges information with the mobile base station when the status of connection is a connection state. The storing unit stores information received and generated by the mobile phone function unit. The communication control unit receives connection information including the status of connection from the mobile phone function unit and generates a control signal when the connection information indicates a disconnection state. The store-and-forward multihop communication function unit builds a first session with a first mobile terminal after starting in response to the control signal, stores information received from the first mobile terminal and generated information in the storing unit, transmits information stored in the storing unit after building a second session with a second mobile terminal, and stores information received from the second mobile terminal in the storing unit.12-10-2009
20130072201RADIO BASE STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD - A radio base station (eNB03-21-2013
20130072202RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - A radio base station (eNB03-21-2013
20110059743System and Method for Enhanced Content Access - A method and system for facilitating HLR access includes receiving a query request from a query entity, processing the query request to yield an SS7 request message, dispatching the SS7 request message to a HLR, receiving an SS7 response message from the HLR, constructing a query response, and returning the query response to the query entity.03-10-2011
20090270106CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT METHOD AND CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM OF WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK, AND WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK MANAGEMENT DEVICE - A configuration of a wireless cell contained by a wireless network control station in a wireless access network is optimized to efficiently achieve leveling of a processing load in the wireless network control station. A wireless access network management device inputs input information including position information of a wireless cell, traffic demand of each wireless cell, location registration demand of each wireless cell, handover demand with respect to each adjacent wireless cells of each wireless cell, and internal processing time required by a wireless network control station for traffic processing, location registration processing, and handover processing. Then, a wireless cell group to be controlled by a wireless network control station is selected based on the input information so that processing loads of a plurality of wireless network control station are leveled.10-29-2009
20130065598Local Point of Presence - Systems and techniques for providing a telecommunications service by receiving a request for a telecommunications service from a wireless client, providing a local exchange point of presence to the wireless client in response to the request, and providing the telecommunications service to the wireless client through the local exchange point of presence. The local exchange point of presence may be based on the geographic location of the wireless client.03-14-2013
20090233610Process and Apparatus for Making a Telecommunications Connection To a Called Portable Radio Terminal - The invention relates to a method and a telecommunication arrangement for providing a telecommunication connection (TC connection) to a called mobile radio terminal. Routing information are provided to a switch (09-17-2009
20090233609Touchless Plug and Play Base Station - Included is an access network comprising at least one access node, a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) server coupled to the access node, a network attached storage (NAS) coupled to the access node, a network element manager (NEM) coupled to the access node, and a common provisioning system (CPS) coupled to the access node, wherein the access node is configured for initial network connectivity and initial startup configuration in a substantially automated manner. Also included is a touchless installation method comprising initiating network connectivity for a base transceiver station (BTS) without manual operations, and initiating start-up configuration for the BTS without manual operations.09-17-2009
20090233608Method and Apparatus for Optimising the Sending of Tones/Announcements During Tandem-Free Operation (TFO) - A method and telecommunications node for implementing Tandem-Free Operation (TFO) between a pair of TFO partners in a telecommunications network. At call setup, a TFO negotiation is performed between the partners. Thereafter, if TFO is interrupted in at least one direction, state information and synchronization of the sending and/or receiving partner is maintained in the interrupted direction. An interruption may occur, for example, if a tone or announcement is to be sent. At the end of the interruption, sending and receiving of TFO frames is resumed with the same phase that was present before the interruption.09-17-2009
20120115492Method of Handling Quarries Caused Overload in Wireless Communication System - A method of handling quarries caused overload in a core network of a wireless communication is disclosed. The core network comprises a data base and a network control node which stores a mobility management (MM) context of a mobile device. The method comprises the network node sending information in a notification message to the data base, wherein the information comprises at least one of International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI), UE Reachability Request Parameter for the MME/SGSN (URRP-MME/URRP-SGSN), and a session management (SM) and/or mobility management (MM) back-off timer or a back-off indicator.05-10-2012
20120115491Re-Routing Calls From Mobile Stations - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for re-routing calls from mobile stations. For example, in one embodiment, a call from a mobile station to a non-local number can be re-routed to a local number. The local number can then be used to communicate with a call server to deliver the re-routed call to the non-local number.05-10-2012
20120115490Re-Routing Calls from Mobile Stations - Systems, methods, apparatus, and computer program products are provided for re-routing calls from mobile stations. For example, in one embodiment, a call from a mobile station to a non-local number can be re-routed to a local number. The local number can then be used to communicate with a call server to deliver the re-routed call to the non-local number.05-10-2012
20090305707Telecommunications Network - A method of controlling selection of a data transmission network node, such as a base station, node B, eNodeB, GGSN or LTE PDN-GW, for a mobile device in a telecommunications network is disclosed. The mobile telecommunications network includes a plurality of mobility management nodes, such as SGSN and LTE MME. When the mobile terminal moves from a first one of the mobility management nodes to a second of the nodes, it is determined at the second node whether to cause the mobile terminal to re-select a data transmission network node. The determining step may be performed in response to a periodic routing area/periodic tracking area update request generated by the mobile terminal or in response to the mobile terminal being in an idle communication state. When the data transmission network node is re-selected, a data transmission network node that is relatively geographically near to the mobile terminal is selected.12-10-2009
20090197607SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING A CALL TO A LANDLINE COMMUNICATION UNIT OR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION UNIT - Methods and Systems are provided for routing a call to a landline communication unit or a wireless communication unit based on the availability of the wireless communication unit. A call placed to a landline communication unit is routed to the wireless communication unit if the wireless communication unit is determined available. Otherwise, the call is routed to the landline communication unit.08-06-2009
20120238277RECOVERY TECHNIQUES IN MOBILE NETWORKS - A technique for protecting location information of a subscriber in a mobile network is disclosed. A User Mobility Server (UMS) receives a first query from a first call state control function (CSCF). The UMS transmits a call setup and a subscriber identity to a servicing-call state control function (S-CSCF). The S-CSCF may have no record of the subscriber identity due to a restart are some other event. The UMS receives a second query from the S-CSCF based in part of the subscriber identity. The UMS transmits a home address of a mobile station to the S-CSCF. The UMS may also transmit a profile download to the S-CSCF.09-20-2012
20120238276PBX MOBILITY SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE CALL LEGS - A private branch exchange (PBX) mobility system and associated method for re-using of call legs in an enterprise system. The enterprise system includes a session management platform (SMP) having a private branch exchange (PBX) mobility enabler, the PBX mobility enabler having third-party control communications to one or more PBXs over a session control interface, such as a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) interface. The PBXs are in communication with one or more media servers. The PBX mobility enabler is configured to provide control communications to the PBXs over the session control interfaces to re-use a wireless call leg and connect to other call legs.09-20-2012
20120238275Method of providing real-time secure communication between end points in a network - A communication system including one or more end points, each end point interconnected to a wireless network. The communication system also includes a media network system, the network system contains a registration server for registering device IDs of the end points in the communication system, a database for storing device IDs, one or more media servers for routing calls between end points and a signaling server for selecting one or more media servers to route a call between end points in the communication system based on an algorithm that evaluates one or more predetermined conditions.09-20-2012
20110034173TRANSMITTING FAX IN MOBILE NETWORKS - Fax transmission over a PLMN using a home gateway connected to the originating fax terminal equipment, comprising: 02-10-2011
20110281589SMS ROUTING - Mobile terminals are operated in a mobile telecommunications system such as GSM routing data messages such as SMS messages to a destination address via a selected of plural routing centers. A terminal receives user generated data defining an outgoing message and generates a first data field containing a first routing center address, a second data field containing the destination address, and a third data field containing the user generated data. The terminal traps the outgoing message and compares the first routing center address and a second routing center address, determined by a system administrator, stored in a memory the user cannot write-access. If the addresses differ, the first routing center address is replaced by the second routing center address in the data field and the outgoing message is routed via a second routing center with the second routing center address. The administrator thereby controls message routing.11-17-2011
20080299980System and Method for Managing Mobile-Terminated (MT) Calls in IMS Network Environment Using Alternative Signaling - In one embodiment, a scheme is disclosed for managing delivery of a Mobile-Terminated (MT) call via an IMS network, wherein the MT call is originated by a calling party towards a User Equipment (UE) device that is CS-attached. An IMS-capable network node is operable to associate the received call information with an IP Multimedia Routing Number (IMRN) and provide the call information and the IMRN via alternative signaling (e.g., USSD or SMS messaging) to the UE device. A Mobile-Originated (MO) call process is initiated by the UE device using the received IMRN as the destination number, which terminates at the network node. Upon verifying that the returned IMRN is valid, the network node bridges the access and remote legs to establish the end-to-end path for the MT call between the UE device and the calling party.12-04-2008
20110136492INTELLIGENT ROUTING OF COMMUNICATIONS TO AN INTERNATIONAL NUMBER IN A MESSAGING SERVICE - System(s) and method(s) are provided for intelligent routing of communication(s) to international number(s) in a messaging service. To route a communication that includes an international number, format of the communication is established. A text-only communication is delivered through a messaging service transport protocol (MSTP) suitable for text. A media-based communication intended for a plurality of recipients, e.g., a group message, is ungrouped, the international number is identified, and a new message is generated for a group of recipients that excludes a recipient associated with the international number. The new message is delivered through a MSTP suitable for media, whereas an exception handling procedure is conducted for the international number. In addition, to route the communication that includes an international number, network interoperability of predetermined MSTP can be assessed. The communication is delivered through the predetermined MSTP if it is interoperable. Conversely, the communication is routed as a media-based group message.06-09-2011
20110287769RADIO ROUTING AGENT, CALL PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD OF TERMINAL - When a call is attempted from a terminal that can transmit/receive data by connecting to different plurality of networks, a radio routing agent that is positioned at a core network selects an optimum wireless route from a plurality of wireless routes and provides the optimum wireless route based on an entire radio resource and a route state. Therefore, when a normal response is received by attempting a call to a call receiving terminal through the optimum wireless route that is selected by the radio routing agent, a call processing apparatus transmits the optimum wireless route to a terminal in which a call is attempted through a base station.11-24-2011
20110294512SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROUTING PUSH-TO-TALK CALLS - A call routing apparatus is provided, comprising: a call handler configured to receive a call request from an origin handset in a local region, and to route call information from the origin handset to a destination handset in the local region, the call request including a destination handset identifier that identifies the destination handset, the destination handset identifier including a region identifier; a region core configured to determine whether the destination handset is in the local region or a remote region based on the region identifier; a provisioning system configured to determine routing information based on the region identifier if the region identifier identifies the remote region, the routing information including data necessary for routing the call to the remote region; and a gateway configured to route the call request to a remote gateway in a remote region based on the destination handset identifier and the routing information.12-01-2011
20090005051METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ROUTING, IN A WIRELESS CELLULAR TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK, AN INCOMING CALL DOWN TO A MOBILE TERMINAL - The present invention concerns a method for routing, in a wireless cellular telecommunication network, an incoming call down to a mobile terminal, the wireless cellular telecommunication network comprising network devices, a first network device memorizing at least one identifier of at least one second network device. The first network device: 01-01-2009
20110086642CHANNEL-OCCUPANCY-STATUS BASED EARLY AVOIDANCE - Method for reducing call initiation collisions in a wireless communication system includes determining, at an eNodeB, a need to reduce a number of call initiation requests arriving from a plurality of user equipment (UEs). One operation provides broadcasting, by the eNodeB, a notification message to the UEs responsive to the determining of the need to reduce the number of call initiation requests, the notification message including information for facilitating a determination of whether a receiving UE is permitted to transmit a call initiation request to the eNodeB. Another feature includes receiving, at the eNodeB, the call initiation request from one or more of the plurality of UEs that are determined to be permitted to transmit the call initiation request.04-14-2011
20080280618METHOD OF DISTRIBUTING IDENTICAL DATA AND DIFFERENT DATA TO MOBILE UNITS - The present invention provides a method of distributing identical data and different data to mobile units. One embodiment of the method may include providing a plurality of first messages including information indicative of a first pseudo-address. Each first message includes information indicative of an address of one of a plurality of mobile units. The method may also include providing at least one second message including information indicative of at least one second pseudo-address and information indicative of the address of each mobile unit in at least one subset of the plurality of mobile units. The method further includes providing at least one third message including the first pseudo-address and a portion of a packet destined for the plurality of mobile units. At least one fourth message including the second pseudo-address and a portion of a packet destined for the subset of the plurality of mobile units is also included.11-13-2008
20090098876Asynchronous hybrid ARQ process indication in a MIMO wireless communication system - Methods and apparatus for transmitting Asynchronous Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (ARQ) process identities in a wireless communication system. A linking scheme is established between at least two sets of process identities of two respective corresponding codewords. When a first process identity is selected from among a first set of process identities of a first codeword, a second process identity may be derived in dependence upon the first process identity and the established linking scheme. Finally, a first packet from the first codeword is transmitted using a first transmission channel indicated by the first process identity, and a second packet is transmitted from the second codeword using a second transmission channel indicated by the second process identity. In addition, a control message including only the first process identity is transmitted.04-16-2009
20090098875SMS ROUTING - Mobile terminals are operated in a mobile telecommunications system such as GSM routing data messages such as SMS messages to a destination address via a selected of plural routing centers. A terminal receives user generated data defining an outgoing message and generates a first data field containing a first routing center address, a second data field containing the destination address, and a third data field containing the user generated data. The terminal traps the outgoing message and compares the first routing center address and a second routing center address, determined by a system administrator, stored in a memory the user cannot write-access. If the addresses differ, the first routing center address is replaced by the second routing center address in the data field and the outgoing message is routed via a second routing center with the second routing center address. The administrator thereby controls message routing.04-16-2009
20110263263COST EFFECTIVE CALL ROUTING FROM IMS NETWORKS TO LOCAL CARRIER NETWORKS - A call placed by a mobile device may be routed to landline destinations using cost-sensitive routing techniques. The call may be routed based on whether it is an intra-MTA (major trade area) or inter-MTA call. In one implementation, a device may receive message initiating a call and determine the MTA of the calling party based on a cell/sector identifier in the message. The device may further determine the MTA of the called party based on the called telephone number. The device may route the call based on whether the MTA of the calling party matches the MTA of the called party.10-27-2011
20100113037ADAPTIVE MOBILE VIDEO CALL CONGESTION CONTROL - Systems and methods are provided for adaptive control of call quality-of-service. Using the systems and methods, if the uplink of a given mobile station is congested, the quality of the data, e.g., video data, sent by the mobile station along its uplink is adjusted to allow an optimal number of calls to be transmitted through the congested location. A centralized base station controller (CBSC) may obtain congestion information, such as frame loss ratio or frame delay, from its portion of the mobile network. The CBSC then relays this information to a mobile station and/or to a CBSC associated with one or more mobile station(s) at the other end of the call. The mobile stations may then adapt the quality of the video conferencing accordingly. Using the disclosed systems and methods, bandwidth utilization may be improved, allowing a high number of calls to be completed, and reducing the occurrence of dropped calls.05-06-2010
20090186619SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING CALL ESTABLISHMENT DELAY IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A system and method for reducing call establishment delay in wireless network is provided, in which a network node establishes a call to a wireless terminal controlled by an AP via a sever. The wireless terminal notifies the server of its listen interval. In the power saving mode, the wireless terminal wakes up every listen interval and listen the beacon to check whether any buffered packet for it. When the wireless terminal learns from the beacon that there are packets waiting, it communicates with the access point to retrieve them. The server records a listen time at which the wireless terminal will wake tip and listen to the AP based on the listen interval. When a network node calls the wireless terminal, the server buffers the request for a time interval based on the listen time, and then sends the request to the wireless terminal.07-23-2009
20090149186SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENHANCED MESSAGE ROUTING - Coincident with the evolution, maturation, etc. of (e.g., Short Message Service, Multimedia Message Service, IP Multimedia Subsystem, etc.) wireless messaging ecosystems an infrastructure that provides, in new and creative ways, enhanced message routing capabilities. The dynamic, flexible, and extensible nature of the enhanced message routing capabilities support, among other things, very large volumes of messaging traffic, numerous billing paradigms, different Quality of Service levels and possible charges for same, improved troubleshooting and problem investigation capabilities, etc. The infrastructure may optionally leverage the capabilities of a centrally-located Messaging Inter-Carrier Vendor.06-11-2009
20100267391METHOD OF CONNECTING PRIORITIZED INCOMING CALLS IN OVERLOAD SITUATIONS IN A MOBILE RADIO NETWORK - The invention relates to a method for connecting a mobile communications connection in a mobile communications network, particularly in a cellular mobile communications network, in the case of temporarily limited accessibility or availability of the mobile communications network due to an overload, between a prioritized first mobile communications terminal device and a non-prioritized second mobile communications terminal device, wherein the non-prioritized mobile communications terminal device is at least partially and at least temporarily blocked due to the overload situation, wherein the first prioritized mobile communications terminal device transmits a call connection attempt, the mobile communications network recognizes the call connection attempt as a prioritized call connection attempt and prioritizes said attempt over other, non-prioritized mobile communications terminal devices and transmits said attempt to the second non-prioritized mobile communications terminal device, wherein the blockage of the second mobile communications terminal device is at least temporarily lifted such that the incoming call may be accepted by the second mobile communications terminal device and the mobile communications connection may be made, the blockage of the second mobile communications terminal device being particularly lifted on the network side or the second mobile communications terminal device particularly having means for recognizing that the call connection attempt is originating from a prioritized mobile communications terminal device and at least temporarily ignoring the blockage thereof.10-21-2010
20100267390Fault-tolerant, multi-network detour router system for text messages, data, and voice - The invention provides a method and system for fault-tolerant communication. It utilizes three wide area networks, including the cell phone network, the internet and the telephone network (PSTN). The method and system monitors the wide-area networks and sends warning messages if they cannot be accessed from a local site. Primary failure conditions relate to the access and use of the three wide-area networks. Secondary failure conditions include power outages. The possible fault conditions include: ‘telephone out’, ‘internet out’, ‘wireless radio out’, ‘power out’. If these failure conditions are detected, the method and system alerts the user and redirects voice, text message, and data traffic via a detour over a different wide-area network in order to avoid that failure.10-21-2010
20100120439MOBILE TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD - An object is to urge a communication terminal connecting (or belonging) to a mobile terminal, to carry out a handover. A cell phone 05-13-2010
20120142358WIRELESS TERMINAL DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD AND CONTROL SYSTEM - A cellular telephone device includes: a synchronization unit that establishes synchronization with a base station of a CDMA system beforehand to obtain synchronization information for establishing synchronization with the base station; a storage unit that stores the synchronization information; and a switching unit that establishes synchronization with a base station in a calling zone of the CDMA system corresponding to a calling zone of an LTE system based on the synchronization information, in a case in which a communication request occurs in the CDMA system in a state where a location registration is performed in the LTE system.06-07-2012
20090264135SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MANAGING COMMUNICATIONS POLICY SETTINGS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - The present invention provides a system and method of modifying policy settings in a network having a plurality of subscriber devices. An embodiment includes a plurality of base stations, each capable of wirelessly transmitting across a geographic region and a server. A cell-phone, capable of roaming between regions, is operable to establish a wireless link with the base stations and through the base stations, with the server. The network contains a communication policy determining from which other communication devices a subscriber device can receive voice calls. The communication policy is updated, by the server, based on requests from the subscriber devices. Once a request is received from a subscriber device, the determination whether to update the communication policy can be based on a record of rejections respective to the caller requested to be blocked. Alternatively, the communication policy can be updated according to a trust policy maintained on the server respective to the subscriber device making the request; the trust policy represents the procedure to follow when a request is received from that subscriber device.10-22-2009
20100093359METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR ENCAPSULATING FEMTOCELL TRAFFIC - Apparatus and methods for providing a virtual communication link between a network controller such as a femtocell controller and other entities external to the femtocell network. A femtocell controller can be configured to receive messages (for example, cells or packages) from a plurality of femtocells within the femtocell network and to package those messages for transport in an aggregated manner across an external network that utilizes a protocol different from the femtocell network, creating a virtual circuit or tunnel across that network to the external entity.04-15-2010
20100099419Telephone dialer and methods - A system, device and method for placing a call in a telecommunications network is disclosed. In the method, a target address of a target station in a telecommunications network is received through a short range wireless connection. The method includes providing an alert that the target address was received, receiving a calling station off-hook confirmation, and establishing a connection through the telecommunications network between the calling station and the target station.04-22-2010
20080305803MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK OPERATOR (MVNO) PROVISIONING AND VOICEMAIL ROUTING BY A MOBILE VIRTUAL NETWORK ENABLER (MVNE) - According to various embodiments of the present invention, systems and methods for mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) telephone number provisioning and voicemail routing by a mobile virtual network enabler (MVNE) are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes: provisioning a telephone number (TN) and its associated mobile subscriber identification (MSID) owned by a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) on a home location register (HLR) of a third party carrier, the third party carrier is not the owner of the TN; routing a call to the provisioned TN from a calling party by utilizing the HLR, wherein a called party of the TN is at least one of providing no answer or unreachable; receiving an indication from a gateway mobile switching center (GW MSC) of the third party carrier that there is no voicemail transfer number associated with the TN; and initiating a new call to a voicemail server of the MVNO, the new call to provide voicemail associated with the TN to the calling party. Other embodiments are also disclosed.12-11-2008
20110077013METHOD OF COMMUNICATING AND ESTABLISHING RELAY CHANNEL BETWEEN BASE STATION AND NON-LINE-OF-SIGHT CHANNEL TERMINAL IN NEXT GENERATION CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Disclosed herein are a method of communicating and establishing a relay channel between a base station and a non-line-of-sight channel terminal in a next generation cellular communication system. The method of communicating between a base station and a non-line-of-sight channel terminal includes a first step of the base station receiving channel state information from the non-line-of-sight channel terminal; a second step of the base station collecting channel state information between the non-line-of-sight channel terminal and adjacent terminals; a third step of, if there is a relay channel terminal that belongs to the adjacent terminals and that can ensure line-of-sight channels to the base station and the non-line-of-sight channel terminal, the base station and the non-line-of-sight channel terminal performing high frequency cellular communication via the relay channel terminal; and a fourth step of, otherwise, the base station and the non-line-of-sight channel terminal performing low frequency cellular communication.03-31-2011
20090280818METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING CALLER BASED ROUTING OF A PHONE CALL - A method, system, and computer program for routing an outgoing voice call in real time is presented. A call is received from a caller to an intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. In response to the call failing to connect to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, a caller initiated short range wireless query signal is transmitted to determine if an other wireless communication device is within a predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. If the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device receives a response from an other proximate telecommunication device indicating that the proximate telecommunication device is within the predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, then the call is rerouted to the proximate telecommunication device based on preferences internal to the caller telecommunication device. These preferences may be stored on the caller telecommunication device or remotely stored on the host carrier network.11-12-2009
20090280817METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PERFORMING RECIPIENT BASED ROUTING OF A PHONE CALL - A method, system, and computer program for routing an incoming voice call in real time is presented. A call is received from a caller to an intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. In response to the call failing to connect to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, a short range wireless query signal is transmitted to determine if another wireless communication device is within a predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. If the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device receives a response from the other wireless telecommunication device indicating that the other wireless telecommunication device is within the predefined proximity to the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device, then the call is rerouted to the other wireless telecommunication device based on preferences internal to the intended receiving wireless device. These preferences may be stored on the intended receiving wireless device or remotely stored on the host carrier network.11-12-2009
20080268855Real Time Peer to Peer Network - A method of managing data transmission in a mesh-topology ad-hoc network. The method includes transmitting management information by a plurality of mobile stations of the network, selecting a mobile station to serve as a master, responsive to the transmitted management information, transmitting to the master requests for bandwidth, allocating bandwidth by the master, responsive to the requests and forwarding the bandwidth allocation to the mobile stations of the network.10-30-2008
20080274744Systems and Methods for Using a Recipient Handset as a Remote Screen - The present invention provides systems and methods for using a recipient handset as a remote screen for the initiator handset, while the two handsets are engaged in a voice call. The systems and methods allow a party to transmit its screen buffer to the other party during a voice call between the parties, without allowing the receiving party to store it or forward it to a third party.11-06-2008
20080274743DATA RELAY APPARATUS AND METHOD USING TELEPHONE NUMBER - A data relay apparatus and method using a telephone number are provided. The data relay apparatus includes: a searching unit that searches for an IP address of a host apparatus corresponding to a receiver's telephone number received from a sender; and an output unit that outputs information transmitted from the sender to the host apparatus having the searched IP address.11-06-2008
20100136980CALL PROCESSING FOR GROUP CONFERENCING - A group call conferencing system and method is disclosed wherein a call to a Virtual Home Phone (VHP) number is processed by a Virtual Home Phone Session Control Function (VHPSCF) to ring all family or group member mobile phones. Any family member can answer the call through a conference bridge set up by the VHPSCF and other family members can participate in the call before the call ends by connecting to the conference bridge.06-03-2010
20090054070Apparatus and Method for Extending the Coverage Area of a Licensed Wireless Communication System Using an Unlicensed Wireless Communication System - A system includes a network controller to communicate with a telecommunications network. The network controller is coupled to one or more unlicensed wireless base stations serving one or more unlicensed wireless access areas. Each unlicensed wireless access area is mapped to one or more licensed wireless access areas. The system includes a mobile station to communicate with the telecommunications network using a licensed wireless communication channel serviced by the telecommunications network in a licensed wireless access area, and an unlicensed wireless communication channel in an unlicensed wireless access area. The mobile station is associated with a licensed wireless network identifier and a licensed wireless location identifier when the mobile station is in the licensed wireless access area and is associated with an unlicensed wireless network identifier and an unlicensed wireless location identifier when the mobile station is in the unlicensed wireless access area.02-26-2009
20080280616Media Gateway Interconnect Routing in a Softswitch Environment - Calls are routed in a distributed mobile switching center environment in response to receiving a call to be routed from a first switching mode (11-13-2008
20080287135COMMUNICATION SCHEME WITH ARBITRATION MECHANISM FOR CASES OF ADDRESS INITIALIZATION AND SERVER SETTING - The other communication devices are prohibited to transmit the address initialization request for a prescribed period of time since one communication device transmitted the address initialization request for an address managed by a control protocol, so that the conflict of the initialization requests for the same address will not occur and the problem of assigning the address in overlap to the communication devices will not arise. Also, the other communication devices are prohibited to transmit the address server detection request packet for a prescribed period of time since one communication device transmitted the address server detection request packet, so that the conflict on the network by a plurality of address server detection requests will not occur, and it is possible to determine the MAC address server uniquely.11-20-2008
20080305802SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUGMENTING WIRELESS COVERAGE FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICES - A system and method for augmenting wireless coverage for communication devices is disclosed. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a set-top box (STB) having a multimedia subsystem, a cellular transceiver, and a controller element. The controller element can be used to manage the operation of the multimedia subsystem and the cellular transceiver, wirelessly detect a cellular communication device in a vicinity of the cellular transceiver, and provide the cellular communication device access to one or more cellular networks using the cellular transceiver and an exterior antenna coupled to the STB. Additional embodiments are disclosed.12-11-2008
20120295627CALL SETUP METHOD FOR MOBILE VIRTUAL PRIVATE NETWORK AND ACCESS POINT APPARATUS THEREOF - A call setup method is provided for a MVPN which includes at least one access point apparatus, at least one database, and a plurality of users. The database records a private extension number, a user phone number, and a user identity module of each user and a link address of the corresponding access point apparatus. The access point apparatus corresponding to a MO user receives a call setup request message for setting up a call with a MT user from the MO user. The access point apparatus corresponding to the MO user determines whether the link address of the access point apparatus corresponding to the MT user is valid according to the database. If the link address of the access point apparatus corresponding to the MT user is valid, the MO user and the MT user set up the call through the access point apparatuses corresponding to the link addresses.11-22-2012
20080207208APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR TRANSPOSING SHORT CODES USED TO DIRECT A CALL TO A SERVICE CENTER DURING OPERATION OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION - Apparatus (08-28-2008
20090088170Methods, Systems, and Computer-Readable Media for Adapting A Quality of Service Mechanism Based on Feedback - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for adapting a quality of service mechanism based on feedback. A condition that affects quality of service of a communications network is monitored. An adaptation of the quality of service mechanism is determined based on a change to the condition. The adaptation is implemented on the communications network to improve the quality of service.04-02-2009
20090061882System and method for call privacy - A system and method for providing call privacy for a wireless communication device. A voice communication is received from a user. The voice communication is processed to determine a response signal in response to receiving the voice signal. The response signal is broadcast about the periphery of the user as the voice input is received. The response signal is operative to cause the voice communication to be less discernible by one or more bystanders.03-05-2009
20090054068Context based connectivity for mobile devices - A system for automatically creating a preferred wireless connection medium order in a wireless communication device (WCD) for connecting to a network. A server on the network detects when a new device has entered a designated space, identifies the device, determines its capabilities and creates a wireless connection medium order for the device. The preferred connection medium order may be determined in view of a device profile corresponding to the WCD. The server may then set the preferred medium order in the WCD. The server may also control further information synchronization once the WCD is connected to the network.02-26-2009
20090054069Platform Independent Communication Protocol - Among other things, techniques for enabling platform independent bidirectional communications between a mobile controller device and a host device over a communication protocol is disclosed. Enabling the communications includes delivering an array of bytes from the mobile controller device to the host device. The array of bytes describes one or more data packets of the mobile controller device. When detected that the host device includes a native device driver, the native device driver is used to parse the delivered array of bytes. Alternatively, when detected that the host device does not include a native device driver, a device driver is provided to parse the delivered array of bytes.02-26-2009
20090181684MOBILE CALL ROUTING BASED ON DETECTED WIRELESS PERSONAL AREA NETWORK DEVICES - A portable phone a portable phone is equipped with a personal area network (PAN) detection mechanism to detect all portable phones and electronic identifiers (e.g., key fobs) in its PAN. A buddy list is included in the portable phone. If an electronic identifier is detected, such as from a key fob, but its corresponding portable phone is not, a proxy signal mechanism signals to the wireless telephone network that the phone may receive calls for a different phone. In response, the wireless telephone network routes calls for the different phone to the proxy phone instead. In this manner a phone may change functions automatically as devices enter and leave the PAN.07-16-2009
20110269472System and Method for Routing a Call to a Mobile Device Associated with Multiple Communication Profiles - A communication management system receives, from a first cellular network operator, a request for routing information associated with a first communication profile of a mobile device. The communication management system identifies, based on the first communication profile, a second communication profile that is an active communication profile for the mobile device, wherein the second communication profile is associated with a second cellular network operator. The communication management system determines routing information associated with the second communication profile. The communication management system sends, to the first cellular network operator, a reply comprising the routing information associated with the second communication profile.11-03-2011
20090117910Methods and Apparatus to Perform Wireless Peering in Communication Systems - Methods and apparatus to route communications at an interexchange carrier are disclosed. One method of routing communications may include receiving a communication at the interexchange carrier, determining a destination at which the communication is to terminate, and routing the communication from the interexchange carrier through a terminating access charge free line to a terminating mobile telephone switching office.05-07-2009
20090181683SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION CONTROL IN DUAL TRANSFER MODE - A system, device and method for communication control in a dual transfer mode are disclosed. The method includes performing a voice call by a portable terminal, based on a dual transfer mode, requesting to download data from a server by the portable terminal, determining whether voice information exists to be transmitted to the portable terminal, allocating data intended to be transmitted to the portable terminal, to time slots previously allocated to transfer voice information, if voice information does not exist, and transmitting the allocated data to the portable terminal.07-16-2009
20110207464CALL CONTROL SYSTEM, CALL CONTROLLER, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND CALL CONTROL METHOD - There are provided a call control system, a call controller, a terminal device, and a call control method capable of selecting an optimum communication network without overly complicating the configuration of the terminal device and the call controller. A call controller accesses information representing present conditions including a failure of a communication network held in a communication network present condition data holding unit, and information held in an applicable priority order data holding unit on the terminal device and which is information of the priority order for communication network selection acquired and held in the call-originating side information acquiring and holding unit on the call controller side. A call control unit on the call controller side selects an optimum communication network for setting up a call.08-25-2011
20090186620SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING CALL ESTABLISHMENT DELAY IN A WIRELESS NETWORK - A system and method for reducing call establishment delay in wireless network is provided, in which a network node establishes a call to a wireless terminal controlled by an AP via a server. The wireless terminal notifies the server of its listen interval. In the power saving mode, the wireless terminal wakes up every listen interval and listen the beacon to check whether any buffered packet for it. When the wireless terminal learns from the beacon that there are packets waiting, it communicates with the access point to retrieve them. The server records a listen time at which the wireless terminal will wake up and listen to the AP based on the listen interval. When a network node calls the wireless terminal, the server buffers the request for a time interval based on the listen time, and then sends the request to the wireless terminal.07-23-2009
20090286543SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE DYNAMIC BEARER SELECTION FOR DATA TRANSFERS IN MULTI-BEARER WIRELESS DATA TERMINALS - A technique to automatically select a bearer from among a plurality of bearers available on a wireless device bases the selection of the bearer on which a data transfer takes place on a cost function that is used both by the server and the wireless device. A method for communicating data with a mobile device capable of communicating using a plurality of communication bearers comprises selecting a communication bearer to opportunistically initiate a data transfer between a server and the mobile device using a cost function and a policy table to select the communication bearer, from among the plurality of communication bearers, and when the selected communication bearer is or becomes available, initiating the transfer between the server and the mobile device using the selected communication bearer.11-19-2009
20090325584System and Method to Control Wireless Communications - Methods and systems to control wireless communications are provided. A particular network communication system includes a plurality of distributed mobile architecture gateways. Each distributed mobile architecture gateway includes at least one interface to communicate with one or more legacy communication networks and each distributed mobile architecture gateway also includes a data network connection. The data network connection is adapted to connect to at least one other distributed mobile architecture gateway of the plurality of distributed mobile architecture gateways. Additionally, the system includes a private Internet Protocol (IP) network connecting each distributed mobile architecture gateway to a respective set of distributed mobile architecture (DMA) servers. Each DMA server is coupled to a respective base transceiver station, and the private IP network also connects each DMA server in a particular set of DMA servers to the DMA servers in the other sets of DMA servers.12-31-2009
20130217396METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVIDING MOBILE-DEVICE ROAMING SERVICES - Methods and systems are disclosed for routing a communication to a recipient mobile device. The communication is received at a switching center. The recipient mobile device is identified from the communication. Which of multiple identifiers of the recipient mobile device is active is identified. Each of the identifiers is uniquely assigned to the recipient mobile device, and each of the identifiers is associated with a mobile communications network. The active identifier was previously activated by one of the mobile communications networks that services a geographical area in which the recipient mobile device is physically present. That mobile communications network is identified from the active identifier. The communication is accordingly routed to the mobile communications network with instructions to further route the communication to the recipient mobile device.08-22-2013
20090061884DYNAMIC ELECTRONIC COUPON FOR A MOBILE ENVIRONMENT - Dynamic mobile coupons (DMCs) having a variable commercial value and/or other variable coupon characteristic are provided herein. By way of example, a DMC can be distributed to a mobile device based on criteria established by a sponsor of the DMC. A redemption value of the DMC can be variable and dynamically established based at least in part on data associated with a recipient mobile device. Upon redemption of the DMC at a retail entity, the value is fixed and applied to a transaction. Details of the transaction are provided to a remote clearinghouse that performs mediation and indemnification functions to finalize the transaction. As described, the subject disclosure provides a DMC that facilitates a rich and flexible mechanism to generate purchasing incentive for consumers in a mobile environment.03-05-2009
20090061883Business reviews claiming in a geo-spatial environment - A method, system and apparatus of business reviews claiming in a geo-spatial environment are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method includes generating a community network of user profiles, each user profile to include an associated specific geographic location, at least a portion of the specific geographic locations associated with a business and/or a residence, associating a first user with a first user profile having a specific geographic location associated with a business, claiming the first user profile (e.g., may include verifying an email address, a business license, and/or a utility bill), and generating a promotion-related activity associated with the first user profile and the business.03-05-2009
20090088169Methods, Systems, and Computer-Readable Media for Providing Multiple Communication Paths - Methods, systems, and computer-readable media provide for providing multiple communication paths. According to embodiments, a method for providing multiple communication paths is provided. According to the method, a plurality of cellular towers within a given range from a cellular device is determined. A first quality rating is determined for each of the plurality of cellular towers. A first group of cellular towers is selected from the plurality of cellular towers based on the first quality rating. A first plurality of communication paths is established between the cellular device and the first group of cellular towers. Each of the first plurality of communication paths may correspond to one of the cellular towers in the first group. At least one quality factor associated with each of the first plurality of communication paths is adjusted based on the first quality rating.04-02-2009
20090098878Routing Telecommunications To A User In Dependence Upon Device-Based Routing Preferences - Routing telecommunications to a user including receiving a call, determining that the call is intended for the user, receiving an RFID signal from an RFID tag located with the user, determining the user's location in dependence upon the RFID signal, identifying a plurality of available telephony devices in dependence upon the user's location, identifying a device-based preference for the user, selecting one of the plurality of available telephony devices in dependence upon the device-based preference, and forwarding the call to the selected telephony device. In typical embodiments, determining that the call is intended for the user also includes prompting the caller for the name of the user and receiving from the caller the name of the user.04-16-2009
20090082024METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AUTOMATIC UPDATE OF A LOCATION PROFILE - An approach for establishing a communication session according to a subscriber profile that is automatically updated is disclosed. A locator device, which is associated with a subscriber and includes a Global Positioning System (GPS) transponder, outputs geographic information that is transmitted to a communications network for establishing the communication session. The geographic information corresponds to one of a plurality of addresses specified in the subscriber profile to set a current address. The addresses are associated with a plurality of devices adapted to complete the communication session. The one address is designated as the current address if the geographic information corresponds to the one address, otherwise the current address is set to a default address, wherein the communication session is established based on the current address.03-26-2009
20090203382System for Interactive Queuing Through Public Communication Networks - The invention pertains to a system and method of interactive queue management through public communication networks. Interactive queue management allows business or automated systems to easily and efficiently interact with waiting individuals in any queue through the individuals' preferred communication device, e.g., telephone, mobile phone, smart phone, wirelessly enabled PDA or handheld computer. In one embodiment this invention allows people to hold their place in a queue by proxy of their telephone or mobile phone number. An individual will provide their phone number to the interactive queuing system; the system will retain the phone number and other pertinent information about the individual, communicate via voice, wireless messaging, or other means with the individual, and collect the input from the individual. Key components of the system include a queue client system, a queue management and server system, an Interactive Voice Response (IVR) system, and a wireless messaging infrastructure system. Interfaces between key components will be via the Internet or other networks using standardized protocols.08-13-2009
20120077503METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATIC CONFIGURATION OF PERIPHERALS - Peripherals and data processing systems are disclosed which can be configured to interact based upon sensor data. In one embodiment, a peripheral, which is configured to be used h a data processing system, includes an interface to couple the peripheral to the data processing system, and at least one sensor, such as a proximity sensor, to sense a user of the peripheral, and a processor coupled to the interface and to the at least one sensor, wherein the processor configures the peripheral in response to data from the at least one sensor. The peripheral may communicate sensor data from its sensors to the data processing system, which may be a wireless PDA, and the data processing system analyzes the sensor data from its sensors and from the peripheral's sensors to decide how to configure the peripheral and/or the data processing system based on the sensor.03-29-2012
20090221291METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LINE SELECTION IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE - Embodiments of an apparatus and methods for selecting a communication line from two or more lines on a communication device are described herein. The communication device comprises a display module, an input module, a line selection module, and a communication module for making a call over a network to a target recipient. In one broad aspect, a determination of which of the communication lines is the communication line associated with the selected one of at least two appointment categories for an appointment is made in the selection of a communication line accessible at the communication device on which an outgoing call may be placed.09-03-2009
20090098877APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR IMPROVEMENT IN FACILITATING ROUTING OF DATA BY A MOBILE NODE OPERABLE IN A PACKET RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Apparatus, and an associated method, for facilitating routing of data in a packet radio communication system. A clone list is downloaded to the mobile node and stored at a clone list depository thereat. The clone list includes a plurality of entries, each of which provides routing information needed to route data when the mobile node is positioned within coverage areas encompassed by differing networks. A determination is made whether the clone list includes appropriate routing information to route a data packet sent by the mobile node positioned in a particular area encompassed by a particular network portion. If the clone list includes an entry containing such information, the need separately to request such information is obviated.04-16-2009
20090247170POWER EFFICIENT SMALL BASE STATION SCANNING AND ACQUISITION - Cellular network may introduce a large number of limited access/limited range (“small”) base stations deployed by end-users such as home base nodes (HNBs) or Femtocells that provide access to access terminals (ATs) or user equipment (UE) to a core network. A selective discovery approach enables UE to discover and to use a small base station without wasting power to discover an alien base station or to search when not within range of any open small base station. Discovery can entail location-dependent determination (e.g., macro base station triangulation, global positioning system, local broadcast channel, etc.) of being within range of an open femtocell whose identity was manually learned, accessed via a distributed neighbor list, etc. The UE can advantageously tolerate small changes in location without having to relearn the identity of the femtocell. The type of access afforded is advantageously communicated to end user via a display indicator.10-01-2009
20090239543COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - A communication apparatus according to the present invention is provided with a mobile station 09-24-2009
20090239542WIRELESS COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD - A wireless communication method capable of preventing reduction of the throughput. According to this wireless communication method, in a frame (09-24-2009
20090186618Method and a device in a mobile station for maintaining a communication link to a radio base station in a cellular telephony system - The invention concerns a temporary radio base station, temporary RBS (07-23-2009
20090239544MESSAGING SYSTEM AND SERVICE - A method of modifying a data message during transmission through a data communications network, the data communications network being arranged to deliver messages under control of a network operator and including a first store-and-forward network node. The first store-and-forward network node is arranged to store data messages and forward the same to a recipient in dependence on status data corresponding to a terminal associated therewith. The method further includes receiving a message at a second store-and-forward node, wherein the second store-and-forward node is different from the first store-and-forward network node, arranging for the message to be modified before being forwarded from the second store-and forward node, and transmitting the message to the first store-and-forward network node for forwarding to the recipient.09-24-2009
20100151866METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROUTING INTER-CARRIER MESSAGING APPLICATION TRAFFIC VIA A CARRIER-ASSIGNED IDENTIFIER - An approach is provided for routing inter-carrier messaging traffic between a messaging application on a first carrier and a messaging device on a second carrier using a carrier-assigned identifier.06-17-2010
20100173635Device and method for routing short message and short message processing system - An SM routing device, comprising: a receiving unit configured to receive an SM sent by an SM sending terminal; a judging unit configured to query registration conditions of SM sending terminal and/or SM receiving terminal according to the pre-stored extended SMS registration information, and judge whether the SM sending terminal and/or SM receiving terminal registers an extended SMS; and a routing unit configured to, according to a result of judgment by the judging unit, send the SM not registering the extended SMS to the SMC, and send the SM having registered one or more extended SMSs to corresponding SM processing device for processing the extended SMS. The SM routing device can conveniently carry out a smooth update when extending the SMS.07-08-2010
20120142359WIRELESS ROUTER SYSTEM AND METHOD - A wireless router employing a technique to couple a plurality a host services or host systems and a plurality of wireless networks. A method to route data items between a plurality of mobile devices and a plurality of host systems through a common wireless router. A point-to-point communication connection is preferably established between a first host system and a common wireless router, a mobile network message at a mobile device is generated, the mobile network message is transmitted via a wireless network to the common wireless router which in turn routes a data item component of the mobile network message to the appropriate host service.06-07-2012
20100151868COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND MOBILE TERMINAL - A communication apparatus which performs radio communication with a mobile terminal which is able to originate a call by using either a first or a second phone number as a caller source number, includes a radio interface unit which performs radio communication with the mobile terminal, and a transfer unit. When the radio communication unit receives a first call using the first phone number from the mobile terminal, the transfer unit transfers the first call from the mobile terminal to a first communication network corresponding to the first phone number to perform connection processing to a destination device. When the radio communication unit receives a second call using the second phone number from the mobile terminal, the transfer unit transfers the second call from the mobile terminal to a second communication network corresponding to the second phone number to perform the connection processing to a destination device.06-17-2010
20090047967Apparatus, System And Method For Short Message Routing Control - The present disclosure provides an apparatus, system and method for short message routing control for delivering the short message when multiple paths exist. The apparatus for short message routing control includes an short message intelligent decision query unit and a Network Domain selection entity (NeDs) connected with each other; the short message intelligent decision query unit is configure to query the NeDs for a routing decision of a short message upon receiving the short message; and the NeDs is configured to determine the routing decision of the short message according to routing decision information stored in the NeDs, and return the determined routing decision to the short message intelligent decision query unit.02-19-2009
20100261479RADIO TERMINAL AND RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD - A radio terminal according to the present invention comprises a data amount determination unit (10-14-2010
20100261477RELAY OF DELAYED TRANSMITTER IDENTITY ACROSS AN AUDIO PATCH - A communication system, console, and method of patching a PTT call are provided. An audio stream and control messages are provided to the console, which patches the either or both to target devices. The identity of the audio stream source is embedded only in the audio stream. Initially, when the audio stream is first patched, the identity is not provided. While the audio stream is being patched, the identity is extracted and the control messages updated so that the identity is immediately relayed through the console without having to wait for the next periodic transmission of a control message from the console.10-14-2010
20100261478BASE STATION SUBSYSTEM MULTIPLEXER WITH SUPPORT FOR LOCAL SWITCHING - In one embodiment, a wireless system comprises a host MSC/VLR of a public land mobile network (PLMN) and a plurality of base station subsystems (BSSs). Each BSS includes a respective base station controller (BSC) and one or more base transceiver stations (BTSs). The wireless system further comprises a virtual base station controller (VBSC) communicatively coupled to the plurality of BSSs and the host MSC/VLR. The VBSC appears, from the perspective of the host MSC/VLR, to be a base station controller for the BTSs in the plurality of BSSs. The VBSC and at least some of the BSSs include functionality for locally switching calls in the BSSs.10-14-2010
20130122915METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTERNATIONAL ROAMING AND CALL BRIDGING - Disclosed is an enhanced system and method for bridging calls across telecommunications networks, including an illustrative application of the invention as it relates to international roaming among prepaid wireless subscribers. For instance, whenever wireless subscribers roam internationally they may invoke the system by keying in an Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) short code followed by the number to be dialed. Said subscriber's prepaid account is then decremented in real-time (until such account is fully depleted). A key feature of the disclosure generally is the bridging of the call legs between the wireless subscriber initiating the telephone communication and that of the receiving party through a series of general purpose databases and computers without requiring modifications to existing core network or handset infrastructure05-16-2013
20110059742MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO CONTROL STATION, AND RADIO BASE STATION - A mobile communication method according to the present invention includes a step A of offering a particular service through a second radio data link established between a mobile station and a cell in the second area in a state in which a first radio data link is not established between the mobile station and a cell in the first area and a step B of suspending the offer of the particular service through the second radio data link when the state in which the first radio data link is not established continues for a predetermined time period.03-10-2011
20120196606SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADVANCED CALL FORWARDING FUNCTIONALITY - The disclosed embodiments include a method of determining a particular communications device to signal in order to contact a user associated with an organization. The method includes storing a plurality of device locations in memory. Each device location is associated with a facility of the organization and is also associated with one of a plurality of communications devices. The method includes receiving a current location of a wireless device associated with the user, comparing the received current location and one or more of the device locations, and determining the distance between the current location and the one or more of the device. The method involves selecting the particular communications device to signal from the plurality of communications devices in response to the determined distance. A ring signal is sent to the particular communications device in order to contact the user associated with the organization.08-02-2012
20100227620Multi-Hop Load Balancing - A base station in a wireless communications system defines a plurality of beams which each have an amount of resources for supporting communication links with terminals. A control entity determines if a direct communication link can be supported between a new terminal and a base station using a first beam. If a direct communication link cannot be supported, a relaying equipment is used to provide a multi-hop path between the base station and the terminal. The multi-hop path comprises a link between the base station and the relaying equipment using resources of a different beam. This helps to redistribute load within the cell. The direct communication link can be refused if there are insufficient resources in the first beam, or if accepting the new terminal would cause quality of communication links with existing terminals to deteriorate.09-09-2010
20100240377METHOD FOR PROVIDING AUTOMATIC CELL ACCESS CONTROL TO HIGH-PRIORITY MOBILE USERS IN OVERLOAD AND EMERGENCY SITUATIONS - Method for providing automatic cell access control to high-priority mobile users in overload situation, said high-priority mobile users mapped to at least one of AC 11 to 15, comprising:09-23-2010
20100216476PBX MOBILITY SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE CALL LEGS - A private branch exchange (PBX) mobility system and associated method for re-using of call legs in an enterprise system. The enterprise system includes a session management platform (SMP) having a private branch exchange (PBX) mobility enabler, the PBX mobility enabler having third-party control communications to one or more PBXs over a session control interface, such as a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) interface. The PBXs are in communication with one or more media servers. The PBX mobility enabler is configured to provide control communications to the PBXs over the session control interfaces to re-use a wireless call leg and connect to other call legs.08-26-2010
20100240376CELL BARRING IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK - Cell barring in a cellular communication network is used in case of a failure in the core network of the cellular communication network or on the interface between the core network and the radio access network. By barring at least a part of the cells of the network, the UEs camping on these cells are triggered to reselect another cellular communication network in case of a service interruption.09-23-2010
20100240378Method, System, Server, and Client for Transmitting Media Burst Data - A method for transmitting media burst data includes grouping all clients in a session into a first session group and a second session group. The media burst data is forwarded to the clients in the first session group and sent to the clients in the second session group through the clients in the first session group.09-23-2010
20090075662Broadband Radio Communications System Including Receiving Station and Optimization of Same - In a method and apparatus for optimizing a data link between a mobile station and a main base station, the link is formed by an uplink radio signal from the mobile station and a downlink radio signal from the main base station, both of which include frames that carry data and protocol information. A radio receiver of a complementary receiving station has an antenna system for receiving both the downlink radio signal and uplink radio signal. An interface circuit cooperates with a baseband processor for decoding the uplink radio signal based on information obtained from decoding the downlink radio signal. The interface circuit enables establishment of a separate data link between the complementary receiving station and the main base stations, for transmitting information obtained from decoding the uplink radio signal.03-19-2009
20100056162WIRELESS SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING DATA BETWEEN A BASE STATION AND A RELAY ANTENNA OF A MOBILE TELEPHONY NETWORK - The invention relates to a wireless system for transmitting data between a base station and a relay antenna of a mobile telephony network. A link comprises, for the separating of the channels, two filters having a lower isolation than a total predetermined isolation and the antennas are dual-polarization antennas, each polarization being allocated to one of the two channels. The isolation provided by the filters and the antenna are added together to obtain the total predetermined isolation.03-04-2010
20100197312Wireless Telephone System, Relay Device, and Wireless Telephone Device - A wireless telephone system may be provided with a relay device, first and second wireless telephone devices. The relay device may receive a call request from the first wireless telephone device, determine whether the second wireless telephone device is being located within a wireless communication area of the relay device, and send connection information of the second wireless telephone device to the first wireless telephone device on a condition that it is determined that the second wireless telephone device is being located within the wireless communication area of the relay device. The first wireless telephone device may send a connection request for a direct communication with the second wireless telephone device with the connection information of the second wireless telephone device as a destination thereof. The second wireless telephone device may receive the connection request.08-05-2010
20090209260APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALL SETUP IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - An apparatus and method for call setup in a wireless communication system are provided. A first Mobile Station (MS) determines a DownLink (DL) duration, performs synchronization, selects one preamble code among a preamble code set reserved for the call setup of the MS out of the cell area, and transmits the selected preamble code during the determined DL duration. A second MS scans a preamble code during the DL duration, determines if the scanned preamble code is a preamble code for the call setup of the MS out of the cell area, and transmits a response message to the preamble code to the first MS.08-20-2009
20090111474SELECTIVE BACKHAUL ROUTING IN HIGH BANDWIDTH WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS - A method, information processing system, and wireless communication system that selects a set of network paths for transmitting data to a serving network. The method first determines (04-30-2009
20080311917Methods, systems, and computer program products for identifying a serving home subscriber server (HSS) in a communications network - Methods, systems, and computer program products for determining a serving home subscriber server (HSS) in a communications network are described. One method includes obtaining a subscriber identifier from a query message. An exceptions-based data structure contained in a database is accessed to locate a database entry associated with the subscriber identifier. Similarly, a range-based data structure contained in the database is accessed to locate the database entry associated with the subscriber identifier if the exceptions-based data structure does not contain the database entry. The method also includes acquiring serving HSS data corresponding to the located entry from either the exceptions-based data structure or the range-based data structure.12-18-2008
20090017827CONVENIENT USER RESPONSE TO WIRELESS CONTENT MESSAGES - A computer-implemented method is provided, including sending, to a plurality of mobile communication devices, respective messages that include respective message contents that differ from one another and respective human-readable instructions to dial a telephone number common to the messages. A telephone call placed to the telephone number is received from one of the mobile communication devices. One of the messages is identified as most recently sent to the one of the mobile communication devices. A call destination is selected responsively to the most recently sent one of the messages, and the telephone call is routed to the selected call destination. Other embodiments are also described.01-15-2009
20090069019MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, SERVER APPARATUS, BASE STATION AND MOBILE TERMINAL - A mobile communication system that is possible to find a base station connectable with a mobile terminal efficiently is provided. A server apparatus, the base station and the mobile terminal used in the mobile communication system are also provided. The mobile communication system includes a mobile terminal, a plurality of base stations, a management section and an answering BS instruction section. The management section manages each connectable number of the mobile terminals with which each base station being able to establish a communication connection and selects the base station to send a connection answer to the mobile terminal based on the connectable numbers. The answering BS instruction section instructs the management section to start to select the base station to send the connection answer, and instructs the base station selected by the management section to send the connection answer to the mobile terminal.03-12-2009
20090069018METHOD FOR SUPPORTING MULTIPLE DIVERSIFIED DATA APPLICATIONS WITH EFFICIENT USE OF NETWORK RESOURCES - To enable applications to share an established data connection, communication configuration parameters identified by a new application are compared to the parameters requested by applications already sharing the data connection. If there are no conflicts with exclusive configuration parameter(s) required by a new application, a union rule is applied to each shareable configuration parameter of the new and currently executing applications using the data connection to determine a mutually acceptable configuration. Also determined is a measure of the degree to which all applications are supported by a compromise parameter determined by the union rule. The data connection best supporting the sharable parameters of the new and executing applications is assigned to the new application. When an application terminates, the union rules may be applied to parameters requested by the remaining applications to reconfigure the data connection. A similar process may be used when an application requests changes to configuration parameters.03-12-2009
20090036136Apparatus and Method for Hierarchical Routing with a Look-Ahead Mechanism - A system and a method for hierarchical routing with a look-ahead mechanism is disclosed. The method includes originating a call having an origination point in a first form through a first region. The method continues with routing the call to the originating MSC and then to a first internet protocol tandem associated with the first region. The method continues with forwarding the call to a second internet protocol tandem associated with a second region. The second region is generally the destination region. The method continues with determining whether or not the call qualifies as a call that may be terminated in a second form and if the call does qualify to be terminated in the second form, rerouting the call back to the original mobile switching center and connecting the call to the termination point in the second form, i.e., a circuit based form.02-05-2009
20100331002METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMPROVING NETWORK PERFORMANCE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method and apparatus is disclosed for improving network performance in a communication system. A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to group a plurality of wireless base terminals (WBTs) into first and second groups that share at least one common WBT and select a resultant communication path for the at least one common WBT to a mobile telephone switching office based on differential delays associated with alternative communication paths for combinations of WBTs in at least one of the first and second groups. Additional embodiments are disclosed.12-30-2010
20100331001MESSAGE DELIVERY CONTROL BASED ON DESTINATION POINT CODES - Systems and methods are disclosed for limiting text/multimedia message delivery based on destination point codes or other destination identifiers. A switching center in a mobile network monitors the amount of text/multimedia message traffic routed to destinations. If the message traffic routed to a destination exceeds a threshold, then the switching center generates a traffic message indicating traffic congestion for the destination, and transmits the traffic message to a message center. The message center processes the traffic message to identify a destination point code for the destination. The message center then adjusts delivery of text/multimedia messages toward the destination point code of the destination.12-30-2010
20110009122MOBILE SERVICES CONTROL PLATFORM PROVIDING A CONVERGED VOICE SERVICE - A mobile services control platform supports an enhanced service, Voice Forwarding to Wi-Fi or Wi-Fi Voice. Functionally, the service allows a subscriber to use a Wi-Fi device to receive voice calls directed to his or her mobile number. In a representative example, when the user connects over a Wi-Fi network, e.g., using his or her laptop or other such device, he or she selects “Wi-Fi Voice” option from a client. As a result, future voice calls directed to the user's mobile number get routed to his or her laptop over Wi-Fi, without the caller being aware that the user has connected over a different network. Similarly, voice calls made by the user from his or her laptop Wi-Fi (e.g., through a softphone) are delivered to the recipient's device as if they originated from the mobile phone number.01-13-2011
20110244872Method of Controlling Operation of Telecommunications Network - A method of optimizing operation of a telecommunications network when traffic demand exceeds capacity of the network. The method comprises retrieving a call data record of a first subscriber; analyzing phone calls and/or text messages made and received by said first subscriber; creating a representation of a social network of said first subscriber based on the call data record; and suspending part of the subscribers from said social network in a way that at least one member of said social network is not suspended.10-06-2011
20100136981METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR PROVIDING FIRST DELIVERY ATTEMPT SERVICE FOR SHORT MESSAGE PEER-TO-PEER (SMPP) MESSAGES - Methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing a first delivery attempt (FDA) for short message peer-to-peer messages are disclosed. One method includes receiving, in a first network, a short message peer-to-peer protocol (SMPP) message from second communications network external to the first communications network. The SMPP message is converted into a mobile originated SMS message. The method also includes forwarding the mobile originated SMS message to a first delivery attempt (FDA) device, wherein the FDA device converts the mobile originated SMS message into a mobile terminated SMS message. The mobile terminated SMS message is delivered to a device in the local communications network.06-03-2010
20100151867Systems and Methods for Providing Service Migration Between First and Second Cellular Technologies - Systems and methods for a call flow for a mobile directory number (MDN) from a first phone to a second phone which has been intra-service ported. The system includes: a first switch of a first technology; a second switch of a second technology; and a local number portability database (LNP). The LNP stores local routing numbers (LRN) associated with the MDN. The WLNP system determines whether a call, from the first phone, is received by a public switched telephone network (PSTN) or the first switch. If the call is received by the PSTN with the LRN, the call is routed to the second switch based on the LRN. If the call is received by the first switch without the LRN, the first switch queries the LNP for the LRN and the call is routed intra-carrier to the second switch.06-17-2010
20110086643Methods and Systems for Automatic Configuration of Peripherals - Peripherals and data processing systems are disclosed which can be configured to interact based upon sensor data. In one embodiment, a peripheral, which is configured to be used with a data processing system, includes an interface to couple the peripheral to the data processing system, and at least one sensor, such as a proximity sensor, to sense a user of the peripheral, and a processor coupled to the interface and to the at least one sensor, wherein the processor configures the peripheral in response to data from the at least one sensor. The peripheral may communicate sensor data from its sensors to the data processing system, which may be a wireless PDA, and the data processing system analyzes the sensor data from its sensors and from the peripheral's sensors to decide how to configure the peripheral and/or the data processing system based on the sensor.04-14-2011
20100261480Relay Communication Method of Next Generation Cellular Communication System - A method of performing relay communication in a next generation cellular communication system is disclosed. The next generation cellular communication system includes a base station and a plurality of terminals, and a communication target terminal which has not acquired a Line-Of-Sight (LOS) channel with the base station performs communication through the relay of a relaying terminal which has acquired a LOS channel. The base station determines the relaying terminal. The relaying terminal forms a relaying terminal group by determining one or more relaying assistant terminals. The communication target terminal forms a transmitting/receiving terminal group by determining one or more transmitting/receiving assistant terminals. The base station performs communication with the relaying terminal through the relaying terminal, relaying assistant terminals of the relaying terminal group and the transmitting/receiving assistant terminals of the transmitting/receiving terminal group.10-14-2010
20110151879System and Method for Alternate Mobility Call Routing - A computer readable storage medium stores a set of instructions executable by a processor. The set of instructions being operable to receive, from a communications network, an indication that an element of the network is at a capacity limit; and initiate a communications session from a user communication device using an alternative network, wherein the alternative network transmits the communications session to the communications network.06-23-2011
20100056161Communication Terminals and Mobile Communication System Including The Same - The transmission speed of downlink communication information to be received by communication terminals has been improved. A mobile communication system comprises a plurality of communication terminals that wirelessly communicate with each other; and a base station that is requested, based on the transmission speeds of the communication terminals, by the communication terminals to transmit downlink communication information. Each local communication terminal has a relay requesting device that receives information on the transmission speed of another communication terminal and that, when the transmission speed of the other communication terminal is greater than that of the local communication terminal, transmits, to the other communication terminal, identification information to be used for the base station to identify the local communication terminal or the other communication terminal, thereby requesting the other communication terminal to relay communication information addressed to the local communication terminal. The base station has a terminal identifying/transmitting device that transmits, based on the identification information of the local communication terminal, the communication information addressed to the local communication terminal to the local communication terminal via the other communication terminal.03-04-2010
20100062778Routing communication based on urgency priority level - Methods, systems, devices, and computer program products route communication based on an urgency priority associated with a sender of the communication. The method involves receiving incoming communication, identifying the sender, determining an urgency priority designation associated with communication, and routing the incoming communication according to routing instructions associated with the urgency priority designation. Prior to receiving the incoming communication, the method may further involve receiving a selection to configure routing of communication based on one or more urgency priority designations, rendering urgency priority options and routing options that provide routing instructions, receiving routing instructions associated with each urgency priority designation, and receiving and recording the urgency priority designation associated with the sender. Still further, the method may involve offering the sender routing options based on the urgency priority designation and receiving a selection of one of the routing options from the sender.03-11-2010
20090215463Mobile Phone Terminal and Server - A server according to the present invention includes: an SIP information receiver 08-27-2009
20090215462Flow Control In UMTS - A network includes a first node and a second node and data frames are transmitted from the first node to the second node. Each of the data frames carry information belonging to one of a plurality of data flows. In a flow control unit (08-27-2009
20090215461SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DATA COMMUNICATION THROUGH CALL SEPARATION AND CONTROL BY MOBILE SWITCHING CENTER - The present invention which relates to a data communication system and method of performing a data service according to a request of a calling party provides processing a data call by subdividing the voice call processing scheme of a mobile switching center depending on whether or not the called party is registered and by inducing a call to be connected to (as) a data call prior to upon processing a voice call. In other words, when a call is originated from any calling party, if a called party is registered with the CPDS as its user, the mobile switching center processes the call as a data call and transmits the information and contents registered by the called party to induce a data communication, and if the called party is not registered with the CPDS as its user, the mobile switching center processes the call as a voice call to induce a speech call. Another embodiment of the present invention enhances the convenience of the calling party by inducing a call to be connected to a data call prior to voice call processing, through a method in which the voice call processing scheme of a mobile switching center is subdivided according to whether or not the calling party is registered with the CPDS and an application program (application) stored in the calling party's terminal is executed. In other words, when a call is originated from a calling party, if he or she is registered with the data service, then the mobile switching center executes an application which is already stored in his or her terminal at the time of registration of service being effected to have the calling party select and utilize the information and contents that are registered by the called party on the application screen of the calling party's terminal, or request a speech call.08-27-2009
20110098049METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIA FOR PROVIDING FOREIGN ROUTING ADDRESS INFORMATION TO A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK GATEWAY - The subject matter described herein includes methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing foreign routing address information to a telecommunications network gateway. According to one aspect, the method includes, at a call signaling message routing node in a first telecommunications network, intercepting a call setup message that includes a called party number identifier and is directed towards a network gateway connected to at least one foreign telecommunications network. The method also includes accessing a foreign routing information database using an ENUM formatted query message to obtain foreign routing address information associated with the at least one foreign telecommunications network, modifying the call setup message to include the address information, and routing the modified call setup message towards the network gateway.04-28-2011
20110081911SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ENABLING VPN-LESS SESSION SETUP FOR CONNECTING MOBILE DATA DEVICES TO AN ENTERPRISE DATA NETWORK - A mobile application gateway configured to interconnect mobile communication devices on a cellular network with an enterprise network is provided. The mobile application gateway includes a voice and data signaling gateway configured to provide routing functionalities, service functionalities and admission control. A gateway GPRS support node (GGSN) is configured to establish a secure data session between one or more of the mobile communication devices and the enterprise network by establishing a GPRS tunneling protocol (GTP) tunnel between a carrier-hosted serving GPRS support node (SGSN) and the GGSN.04-07-2011
20110250897METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A method of transmitting a signal of a base station in a wireless communication system is provided. The method includes transmitting a first signal to the relay station through the transmission period in a subframe including a transmission period and a guard time for transmission/reception switching of a relay station, and transmitting a second signal to a macro user equipment through the guard time. Accordingly, a signal can be effectively transmitted in the wireless communication system employing the relay station.10-13-2011
20110250895COMMUNICATION ROUTING BASED ON PRESENCE IN A CONFINED WIRELESS ENVIRONMENT - System(s), method(s) and user interfaces are provided to route an incoming communication (e.g., a voice call, a data call) to a wireless devices or a wireline device, based in part on at least one routing preference and a presence condition of a mobile device in a confined wireless environment served by a confined-coverage access point (AP). The at least one routing preference is subscriber-specific and configurable by the subscriber linked to the mobile device, whereas the presence condition reveals if the mobile device is attached to the confined-coverage AP and is automatically detected. A routing server acquires the at least one routing preference and the presence condition for the mobile device. Based on routing logic applied to the at least one routing preference and the presence information, the routing server directs the incoming communication to a set of wireline devices, a set of wireless devices, or a combination thereof.10-13-2011
20100130213Call Management For Location-Aware Mobile Devices - A positioning system (e.g., GPS) integrated in, or coupled to, a mobile device determines the position of the mobile device. An availability status manager (ASM) in a vPBX acquires the position of the mobile device. The ASM can contain rules on how to route or otherwise control incoming phone calls based on availability status of one or more mobile devices in the vPBX network. When a call is received by the vPBX, the ASM determines the availability status of the receiving mobile device based on the geographic location of the receiving mobile device. The ASM then routes the call to the receiving mobile device, to another mobile device, or to a landline based on the availability status of the receiving mobile device and the availability status based rules.05-27-2010
20110077012METHOD AND SYSTEM OF POWER SAVING AND PORTABLE DEVICE USING THE SAME - Provided is a method for saving power of a portable device that exists in a location where a fixed telephone network is available, the method including transferring a mobile communication network-based call connection request message transmitted to the portable device into a fixed telephone network-based call connection request message; and receiving the transferred call connection request message in a fixed telephone network support communication module included in the portable device, and forming a fixed telephone network-based call channel in place of the mobile communication network based call.03-31-2011
20110070890ENABLING AN ASSISTED DIALING ON A MOBILE DEVICE - The instant application describes a method for enabling an assisted dialing on a mobile device. The method includes steps of receiving, at a mobile device, a number; automatically identifying a reference country and one or more parameters associated with the reference country; and automatically determining whether the received number should be modified based on the one or more parameters associated with the reference country. The method also includes steps of automatically modifying the received number upon determining that the received number should be modified; and transmitting the modified number to a wireless network servicing the mobile device.03-24-2011
20110151880FIXED MOBILE CONVERGENCE TERMINAL USING DOWNLOADABLE WIDEBAND VOICE CODEC, METHOD THEREOF AND METHOD OF PROVIDING WIDEBAND VOICE CODEC IN CALL CONTROL SERVER - A fixed mobile convergence terminal using a wideband voice codec is provided. The fixed mobile convergence terminal includes a communication unit configured to connect to a network, and a control unit configured to download a wideband voice codec identical to a wideband voice codec of an opposite party terminal from a call control server in a call setting with the opposite party terminal through the communication unit, so that a high-quality voice call function is achieved.06-23-2011
20120202506Method of call routing and connection - A method of radio communications and routing and connection in a mobile radio system consisting of the steps of providing nodes for transmitting and receiving signals wherein the nodes are positioned in a free form fashion within a defined area, and the routing of a communication is determined based on selecting the most desirable and normally the shortest path between the communication source and the destination drop.08-09-2012
20100304750Routing in Selfish Networks - There is disclosed a method of operating a communications network having a plurality of selfish users. Each selfish user may send messages to a destination node with the messages being forwarded through intermediate nodes of a mesh network. Each selfish user may accumulate a debt equal to the power saved by having messages forwarded through other nodes in the mesh network less the power consumed forwarding messages for other nodes in the mesh network. Each selfish user having greater than zero accumulated debt may be required to forward messages for other nodes.12-02-2010
20110212728METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR USER PRIORITIZATION WITHIN CALL COMPLETION SERVICES USING A PREFERRED ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES - A method and system for hierarchical prioritization and execution of call completion services are provided. When a caller applies for a call completion service, the caller is identified and assigned a priority from among different priorities such as high priority or regular priority. Thereafter, attempts to execute call completion services are performed hierarchically by launching call completion services for callers having a higher priority before similar attempts are performed for callers of a lower priority. Hence, call completion services are handled according to the priority assigned to the callers rather than the order in which each caller applied for a call completion service.09-01-2011
20080248802Antenna pattern selection within a wireless network - A method of a multiple antenna node within a wireless network selecting an antenna pattern is disclosed. The method includes identifying a plurality of transmission paths through the node. One of a plurality of antenna patterns formed by the multiple antenna node is selected, providing a desired level of link quality through each of the identified plurality of transmission paths. The node wirelessly communicates through the identified transmission paths.10-09-2008
20100099418ARCHITECTURE AND METHOD OF CALL ROUTING BASED ON SESSION INITIATION PROTOCOL PRESENCE INFORMATION - An architecture and method of call routing is provided based on session initiated protocol presence information of a callee. The method includes providing a computer infrastructure operable to: receive presence information of a callee upon detecting when the callee is within a certain proximity; and provide call routing information to at least one callee designated device based on customized rules provided by the callee and correlated to the presence information of the callee. The presence information is updated by a SIP based notification.04-22-2010
20090082023ROUTING BASED ON TRANSMISSION UTILIZATION - A method of alternative routing of a service request in connection with a pool 03-26-2009
20080242306Apparatus and Method to Facilitate Use of a Cookie to Protect an Intranet - A wireless two-way communications device (10-02-2008
20110077011APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING LTE-TO-1XRTT BORDER CELL CROSS-PAGING IN CIRCUIT SWITCHED FALL BACK CALL DELIVERY - A technique is provided to leverage the border cell paging capability to eliminate paging waste during LTE-to-1xRTT cross-RAT paging for CSFB call delivery. A method comprises receiving a call for the user equipment at the first switching element, sending a page request to the user equipment by the first switching element via the LTE elements, sending a page invoke message by the first switching element to a plurality of switching elements on a border between the first area and the second area, the page invoke message having an indicator field indicating a status of listen only, receiving a page response from the user equipment at the second switching element, recognizing the page response by the second switching element based on the page invoke message, and, completing the call to the user equipment. This technique reduces or eliminates border cell paging waste during LTE-to-1xRTT cross-RAT paging for CSFB call delivery and also helps maximize CSFB call delivery success rates and minimize call delivery setup time.03-31-2011
20110256876APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REDUCING RESOURCE CONSUMPTION IN MOBILE TERMINAL - An apparatus and a method for reducing unnecessary resource consumption in a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes determining, when a first timer expires, whether the periodic location update procedure can be performed, when the periodic location update procedure cannot be performed, starting a second timer, and, when the second timer expires, performing an International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) attach procedure.10-20-2011
20120071168Bandwidth Management For A Converged Gateway In A Hybrid Network - Systems and methods for integrating bandwidth management (BWM) equipment into a network in order to manage the use of bandwidth over multiple radio access technologies (RATs) relating to communications between a wireless transmit receive unit and a mobile core network (MCN). When integrating itself into the network, a BWM server may be placed between a MCN and an femto access point. In order for WTRUs to communicate with the MCN through the femto access point and a BWM server, a BWM server may need deep packet inspection capabilities.03-22-2012
20090176499APPARATUS, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD, FOR BROADCASTING SHORT CODES FOR USE IN DIRECTING A CALL TO SERVICE CENTER DURING OPERATION OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - Apparatus (07-09-2009
20090176498COMMUNICATION NETWORK FOR TRANSFERRING INFORMATION BETWEEN A MOBILE TERMINAL AND SOURCE SERVERS, AND TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR MANAGING THE TRANSFER OF INFORMATION IN SUCH A NETWORK - The invention aims to reduce the number of computer applications to be integrated in a mobile terminal in order to implement the functionalities offered to a user: IM, MAIL, BLOG, etc.07-09-2009
20100190502METHODS AND SYSSTEMS FOR NETWORK ASSISTED SYSTEM ACQUISITION - Certain embodiments of the present disclosure provide techniques for re-directing a mobile station to perform network re-entry through a neighbor base station. A current serving BS may re-direct the MS to a neighbor BS with a message containing configuration information allowing the MS to communicate with the target BS without a lengthy scan procedure.07-29-2010
20100029285RELAY STATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND RELAY TRANSMISSION CHANNEL SETTING METHOD - Provided is a relay station capable of reducing control information required for allocating a relay transmission channel in a mobile communication system. The relay station (02-04-2010
20100022248Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) Support for Centralized Service Control in an IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) Network - Feature control signaling can be transported from a handset to a network-based service platform when the handset is active on an existing call, using three-way calling and Intelligent Network (IN) capabilities to pass feature control information from the user device to a network-based service platform. Although Wireless Intelligent Network (WIN) standards do not support mid-call triggers, handset emulation of three-way-calling (3WC) behavior allows a handset to send a digit string (representing a particular feature-related event) to a network-based service platform (in the context of a pseudo-3WC). Mid-call communications can be accomplished in this manner, allowing a network-based service platform to interpret and take action based on the received digit string, prior to releasing the additional call leg associated with the pseudo-3WC attempt. WIN mechanisms can also be used to send feature control signals from a network-based service platform to a handset. These mechanisms can be used to promote consistent service offerings for users who are served by networks that are comprised of different technologies. These mechanisms can also be used to help operators transition their networks to support emerging network technologies.01-28-2010
20120302248WIRELESS COMMUNICATION ROUTING - A method for routing communications in a communications network between a first User Equipment registered with an access point base station (11-29-2012
20120302247SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPEEDING CALL ORIGINATIONS TO A VARIETY OF DEVICES USING INTELLIGENT PREDICTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR HALF-CALL ROUTING - A mobile application gateway configured to interconnect mobile communication devices on a cellular network with an enterprise network is provided. The mobile application gateway includes a voice and data signaling gateway configured to provide routing functionalities, service functionalities and admission control. A gateway GPRS support node (GGSN) is configured to establish a secure data session between one or more of the mobile communication devices and the enterprise network by establishing a GPRS tunneling protocol (GTP) tunnel between a carrier-hosted serving GPRS support node (SGSN) and the GGSN.11-29-2012
20100136982METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ROUTING INCOMING COMMUNICATIONS IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK - A method and system for routing incoming communications in a communications network are provided. The network comprises a plurality of network elements. An addressable number is associated with a plurality of communications devices each identified by a unique identifier. A communication addressed to a communications device is received at a network element, the communication comprising the addressable number. A subscriber service profile associated with the addressable number is retrieved at a discrete network element, where an appropriate communications device for delivery of the incoming communication based on pre-established criteria in the subscriber service profile is determined. An identifier of the appropriate communications device is forwarded from the discrete network element to the network element. The communication is transmitted to the appropriate communications device. The subscriber service profile comprises preferences for delivery of communications, and a list of communications devices that are at least one of active and registered.06-03-2010
20090221292METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR FLOW CONTROL IN UMTS USING INFORMATION IN UBS FIELD - A network includes a first node and a second node and data frames are transmitted from the first node to the second node. Each of the data frames carry information belonging to one of a plurality of data flows. A determining unit (09-03-2009
20090088168PRIORITY-BASED PHONE CALL FILTERING - A mobile phone filters phone calls based on priority. The mobile phone determines a call priority of an incoming phone call based on the caller's telephone number. The mobile phone also determines a threshold priority for the current time period based on a priority schedule. The mobile phone compares the call priority with the threshold priority to determine whether to block the incoming call. If the mobile phone blocks the incoming phone call, it may transmit a message to the caller suggesting a time for the caller to make the phone call again.04-02-2009
20110306348DATA PROCESSING METHOD AND SYSTEM - A data processing method when the handover or change appears between systems includes: the source data forwarding network element forwards the data to the user plane anchor network element; the user plane anchor network element forwards the data to the target side processing network element. A data processing method when the handover or change appears between systems is also provided by the present invention, which includes: the user plane anchor network element receives the message indication, transmits the data to at least one of the source data forwarding network element and the target side processing network element; the user plane anchor network element updates the route of the user plane, and transmits the data to the target side processing network element according to the updated route of the user plane. A data processing method when handover or change appears between GERAN/UTRAN systems under the Direct Tunnel solution is provided by the present invention, which can be applied to the Direct Tunnel solution.12-15-2011
20080287134REDUCING MOBILE-TERMINATED CALL SET UP BY IDENTIFYING AND MITIGATING OVERLAP BETWEEN PAGING AND SYSTEM INFORMATION BROADCAST - In a Universal Mobile Telecommunications (UMTS) system, a mobile device reads scheduling information for uplink interference (SIB7) from a Master Information Block, broadcasted on the Broadcast Channel (BCCH). The UE wakes up from the sleep during its periodic paging occasions and reads the paging indicator channel (PICH). If the UE needs to read the PCH, then the UE computes the timing of the next broadcast of SIB7 using the scheduling information broadcast in the MIB on BCCH. Knowing the timing of the next SIB7, the UE can determine if there is an overlap. If overlap is detected, the mobile device demodulates both the paging channel carried by the Secondary Common Control Physical Channel (S-CCPCH) and the broadcast channel carried by the Primary CCPCH, avoiding a mobile-terminated (MT) call setup delay by waiting for the next SIB7 broadcast, which depending upon a SIB7 repetition ranges from 360 msec to 2.56 seconds.11-20-2008
20110319089UNIVERSAL MOBILE MANAGER INTERWORKING TO SUPPORT GLOBAL ROAMING - The present invention provides a method of interworking to support global roaming across circuit-switched and packet-switched domains. Embodiments of the methods include selecting a first routing number that identifies the mobility manager as a gateway to the originating domain. The selection is performed at a mobility manager in response to receiving a request from a first gateway in an originating domain to locate a user. Embodiments of the method further include identifying a second gateway that serves the user in a destination domain using a first user identifier included in the request received from the first gateway. Embodiments of the mobility manager can store information associating the first routing number with a second routing number that identifies the second gateway.12-29-2011
20120252465METHOD FOR UPDATING LOCATION OF USER EQUIPMENT - A method for updating location of a user equipment in a cellular system is disclosed. The method comprises the user equipment receiving route update radius information 10-04-2012
20120003980METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL BREAKOUT IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK INCLUDING FEMTOCELLS - A method and apparatus for supporting local breakout (LBO) in a wireless communication network including femtocells are disclosed. The method includes: sending, by a user equipment, a PDN connectivity request message to a femtocell base station, for setting up an LBO bearer toward a data network different from the core network; forwarding, by the femtocell base station, the PDN connectivity request message to a femto mobility management entity managing LBO bearer setup; and setting up, by the femto mobility management entity, an LBO bearer between the user equipment and the data network by establishing a connection between the user equipment and a femto PDN gateway.01-05-2012
20120208542SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDIRECTING A MOBILE DEVICE - The present invention concerns a femtocell device and method at a femtocell device comprising a first interface for communicating to a macrocell and a second interface for communicating to a broadband network, the method comprising the steps of, when communication to the broadband network is inactive, receiving a paging message from the macrocell destined to a mobile device connected to the femtocell device, and notifying the mobile device to redirect to the macrocell.08-16-2012
20120009929User Profiles - A method, system and computer-readable product for a fixed mobile convergence system. The method includes analyzing at least one rule set associated with at least one user profile with the user profile being associated with at least one mobile device supporting more than one line. Each line offering one or more transports and options for establishing a telephone call. After analyzing the one or more rule sets, a context-specific real-time usage mode is determined based on the analysis which include selections of a telephone line, a transport and establishment options. After determining the usage mode, a call is established between one of the devices and a telephony endpoint, either incoming or outgoing, based on the determined usage mode.01-12-2012
20120015662RELAY COLLABORATIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - The present invention provides a relay collaborative cellular mobile communication system and a communication method of the system. In the method, all relay stations or a base station and relay stations in a cell (i) measure all uplink signals such as uplink reference signals and random-access signals from user devices for obtaining reception qualities of uplink signals of the user devices at the sites and (ii) feed back measurement results to the base station. The base station determines a transmission route of a user device based on the measurement results. A site in a transmission route processes schedule control information and then transmits the information to the user device for performing, based on lumped scheduling of the base station, a downlink reception, an uplink transmission, an uplink retransmission, or a downlink retransmission. In an uplink HARQ mechanism, the site in the transmission route receives an uplink signal from the user device, feeds back an ACK to the user device, and transmits a processed uplink signal to the base station, or feeds back an NACK or an ACK to the base station. The base station judges, based on results of decoding and detecting transmitted data or feedback results from the sites in the transmission route, whether or not the current uplink transmission is successful or whether to adjust the uplink retransmission.01-19-2012
20120015661RELAY COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - A relay communications system is described in which a base station is able to dynamically vary or semi-statically vary the number of resource blocks used to carry relay control data within a transmitted sub-frame. Default resource blocks are used to include a first part of the control data and if additional control data is provided, then the first part of the control data identifies that there is additional control data and provides information to allow the additional data to be located within the sub-frame.01-19-2012
20120178459Method of Routing a Call to One of a Plurality of User Equipment - Method of routing a call to one of a plurality of user equipment of a UMA/GAN-subscriber in a telecommunications network. The telecommunications network comprises a service control entity. Said service control entity determines whether said UMA/GAN-subscriber is within or outside a home area. The service control entity comprises a first indicator indicating at least one network address of a user equipment comprised by the plurality of user equipment to which the call is to be routed in case the UMA/GAN-subscriber is within the home area, and a second indicator indicating at least one network address of a user equipment comprised by the plurality of user equipment to which the call is to be routed in case the UMA/GAN-subscriber is outside the home area.07-12-2012
20120028646Method of Seamless Roaming Between Wireless Local Area Networks and Cellular Carrier Networks - A scheme that enables seamless roaming between the WLAN and the cellular carrier network by enabling a user that originates a call in the WLAN and happens to go outside the range of the WLAN to automatically switch over to the cellular carrier network without losing connection with the other party. This solution assumes that the mobile device has the capability to operate in at least two modes that include the WLAN mode and one of the cellular carrier modes, such as the GSM, IS-95 CDMA, IS-136 TDMA, and iDEN.02-02-2012
20120064899Method and Apparatus for Providing a Dynamic Paging Period - An apparatus for providing determination of a dynamic paging period may include at least one processor and at least one memory storing computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus or another apparatus to perform at least receiving an indication of movement information regarding movement of a mobile terminal relative to at least a portion of a coverage area of a network device configured to route messages to mobile terminals via a plurality of base stations associated with the network device, determining a dynamic paging period for the mobile terminal based on the movement information and providing the dynamic paging period to the mobile terminal. A corresponding method and computer program product are also provided.03-15-2012
20110092216METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING TELECOMMUNICATION SUBSCRIBER SERVICES WITHOUT PROVISIONING OR MAINTENANCE - An intelligent router takes the place of a conventional SCCP relay in a wireless network. The intelligent router automatically provisions and updates subscriber information in a network file.04-21-2011
20110105130BACK-CHANNELED PACKETED DATA - Aspects of the disclosure are directed to various embodiments in which a processor node in the wireless network uses a caller's location-based data, alone or in combination with portions of the user profile, to provide information to the telephony terminal (an agent thereof) being called. In one embodiment, the wireless-technology equipment includes a processor node (e.g., processor module, circuit, and/or stored set of executable processor instructions) that is configured to access a memory circuit that stores on behalf of an operator for the communication network, user profiles that include wireless network subscriber data useful for providing network access to user mobile terminals associated with the subscriber data, and that also stores, on behalf of a third party, communication rules relevant to geographic regions of service provided by the communication network and relevant to designated telephony terminals called by the user mobile terminals. The processor node is configured within the wireless-technology equipment for assimilating current location data regarding the user terminals with the user profiles, and using the assimilated current location data and the communication rules to control access or effect communication with the designated telephony terminals through the network communication.05-05-2011
20110105131METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOCAL CALL ROUTING FOR HOME EVOLVED NODE-B - The method and apparatus are provided for local call routing for a home Node-B (HNB) and a home evolved Node-B (H(e)NB) using a local authentication, authorization, and accounting (AAA) server and a local private branch exchange (PBX) server without assistance from the core network. A H(e)NB including a receiver for receiving a call setup request that includes an identity (ID) of a target wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), and a processor for determining whether the call setup request can be routed locally by comparing the ID of the target WTRU with a list of current members of the closed subscriber group (CSG), and on a condition that the determination is positive, forwarding the call set up request to a local private branch exchange (PBX) server, is described.05-05-2011
20120165026SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS RELAY METHOD AND SYSTEM - A wireless relay apparatus is provided. The wireless relay apparatus includes a telephone module configured to couple with a public switched telephone network (PSTN) to receive a telephone call, and a wireless module coupled to the telephone module to process the telephone call and configured to wirelessly connect to a mobile terminal such that the telephone call is forwarded to the mobile terminal over a short-range wireless link. Further, the wireless module is configured to operate in one of a transparent mode and a translation mode so as to exchange voice data with the mobile terminal.06-28-2012
20090131060System, Method, and Computer-Readable Medium for Schedule-Based Telecommunication Policies - A system, method and computer-readable medium for enforcing user telecommunication privileges on a per-schedule basis are provided. Enterprise members may have a schedule associated therewith that defines scheduled locations of the users. Telecommunication service privileges may be coordinated with the users' schedules such that communication services are disabled at particular times based on the users' schedules. In other implementations, particular users may have telecommunication services disabled by an administrator in the event of a catastrophe or emergency. By this mechanism, users that are not proximate to a particular catastrophe or emergency area according to the users' schedule may have services disabled while other users that are located more proximate to the emergency may have their telecommunication services enabled. In this manner, the demand on a cellular network may be alleviated thereby increasing the likelihood that users directly impacted by the emergency may receive and place calls or access data services.05-21-2009
20120129538Method and System for Implementing the Local Switch of the Local Call - The present invention provides a method for implementing local call local switch, including: a calling side MSC receiving a call setup request from a calling user, the calling side MSC and a called side MSC mutually transferring the access information of the calling user and the called user; the calling side MSC or the called side MSC judging whether a local switch can be triggered according to the access information of the opposite end user; when judging that a local switch can be triggered, the calling side MSC or the called side MSC informing BSS to implement the local switch. The present invention further provides a system for implementing local call local switch, which includes a MSC and a BSS, to provide the support to implementing local call local switch.05-24-2012
20120135740Late Abis Activation - The Invention proposes a method for a Control Node (MSC) of a Core Network (CN) for late activation of a User Plane between a Radio Station (eNodeB, NodeB, BTS) and a control node (RNC, BSC) of a Radio Access Network (eUTRAN, UTRAN, URAN, GERAN, GRAN, RAN) of a call to be set-up. Furthermore, a method for a control node of a Radio Access Network for late activation of a User Plane between a Radio Station and a control node of a Radio Access of a call to be set-up is proposed MSC receives an indication that a call involving said MSC and a BSC of a RAN shall be set-up. MSC gains knowledge that said BSC is adapted for a late User Plane Activation. MSC instructs said BSC that the User Plane between the Radio Station and the BSC/RNC shall be reserved. Upon detecting that the User Plane of said call shall be through connected, MSC instructs the BSC to activate the reserved User Plane between Radio Station and BSC. In addition corresponding nodes are proposed.05-31-2012
20100062777Method and A System for Down Link Control in a Cellular Telephony System - A method for traffic control in a cellular telephony system (03-11-2010
20120178460BYPASS ROUTING TO A MOBILE DEVICE - A bypass server is placed in an outgoing link between a mobile device server and a relay used to distribute data from the mobile device server to remote mobile devices to which the data is addressed. Where a direct connection is established between a suitably configured network node (such as a personal computer) and a given mobile device, the bypass server may form a local connection with the network node and divert along the local connection those packets that are addressed to the given mobile device. As such, a lower cost/higher bandwidth local communication path between the given mobile device and the mobile device server may be established, when compared to the conventional remote communication path. The local communication path may be especially useful for bulk data transfers.07-12-2012
20120178461METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMMUNICATING DATA FROM WIRELINE TERMINALS TO MOBILE TERMINALS - Methods and systems are provided for communicating data from wireline terminals to mobile terminals in a telecommunications network, which includes a home node associated with the mobile terminal and one or more visited nodes. To establish communication with a mobile terminal, a wireline terminal sends data to a server in the telecommunications network. The server identifies a mobile identification number associated with the mobile terminal, and based on the identified mobile identification number, the server determines a route that excludes the home node when the mobile terminal is out of the geographical area served by the home node. The server then establishes via the determined route a connection to the mobile terminal and sends to the mobile terminal the data received from the wireline terminal.07-12-2012
20080280617Target Base Station - Based Media Gateway Selection in a Distributed Mobile Switching Center Environment - A temporary directory number is assigned (11-13-2008
20120220303STATIONARY WIRELESS TERMINAL AND SWITCHING METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY SWITCHING COMMUNICATION LINES - A stationary wireless terminal and a switching method for automatically switching communication lines are provided. The terminal includes: a wireless communication module, for detecting from time to time whether there is an incoming call from a wireless network side, and transmitting a channel switching control instruction to a switching control circuit based on a current interface connection state of an external telephone and an incoming call detection result or a detection result reported by a public switched telephone network (PSTN) interface circuit; a subscriber line interface circuit (SLIC), for performing a two/line four wire line conversion of a voice signal communicated between the wireless communication module and the external telephone; a switching control circuit, for accomplishing a connection control of the SLIC or PSTN interface circuit and the external telephone according to the channel switching control instruction; and a PSTN interface circuit, for detecting a line state and incoming call of a wired network side and detecting an on/off-hook state of the external telephone, and reporting detection result to the wireless communication module. The pretransmitted solution can easily realize voice calling service respectively from two lines.08-30-2012
20110124342Blade Cluster Switching Center Server and Method for Signaling - The present invention relates to a switching center server (05-26-2011
20120231801COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, RELAY STATION, MOBILE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD - In a communication system a base station maps paging information the destinations of which are a plurality of mobile stations to a specific frame of frames and transmits the specific frame to a relay station. The relay station for relaying communication between the base station and the plurality of mobile stations receives the specific frame, maps the paging information the destination of which are the plurality of mobile stations and which is mapped to the specific frame, to the remaining frames of the frames on the basis of a determined rule, and transmits the remaining frames to the plurality of mobile stations. When the plurality of mobile stations are under the control of the relay station, the plurality of mobile stations receive the remaining frames and acquire the paging information on the basis of the determined rule.09-13-2012
20120231800UPDATING ROUTING PATTERNS IN AN ENTERPRISE NETWORK - The present disclosure is directed to updating routing patterns in an enterprise network. In some implementations, a method for routing sessions includes identifying information associated with call sessions in an enterprise network. The information includes costs to an enterprise for using carrier services during the call sessions. Routing patterns for call sessions are dynamically updated through at least a portion of the enterprise network based, at least in part, on the costs associated with the call sessions.09-13-2012
20120231799Telephone System and Method - A telephone system and method for reducing the costs for out of area calls made on a cell phone. The system includes a cell phone, a local telephone number, a land line and an access code and a timer. The system records the telephone number of the cell phone that dials into the system and immediately disconnects the call. The system recalls the cell phone with a message to enter a requested out of area phone number, completes the call over a land line and connects the requested number to the cell phone as an incoming or local call. The cell phone user is then billed for the use of the land line.09-13-2012
20120264438SCP-CONTROLLED OVERLAY BETWEEN GSM AND IMS - The invention relates to method of executing a service in a Media Gateway Control Function for establishing a call between a calling party's terminal served by a Mobile Switching Centre, and an IP Multimedia Subsystem Service. The Media Gateway Control Function is arranged to query a Service Control Point on which an overlay process is loaded. The correct SCP is identified by the MGCF using a correlation identifier originally published by the SCP itself after having received an IN service trigger from an MSC or GMSC. The MGCF will receive call related data from the SCP, such as the original dialled number. This data is used by the MGCF to populate information elements in a SIP Invite message. The invention gives a solution for providing GSM specific information, e.g. dialled number, location information, to an IMS service. This information may not be available to the IMS service through present methods.10-18-2012
20120264437Call Switching in Packet-Based Communication Networks - Call setup methods in a packet-based communication network are provided comprising receiving a call setup request from a call request entity; in response to receiving the call setup request, obtaining a first network address of a first network entity and forwarding the first network address to the call request entity; obtaining a second network address of the call request entity and forwarding the second network address to the first network entity; handling a result code indicating whether a call communication between the call request entity and the first network entity can be established; and in case no communication can be established, obtaining a further network address of a further network entity, forwarding the further network address to the call request entity, and forwarding the second network address to the further network entity.10-18-2012
20120270554Connection set-up between two terminals - The invention relates to the setting up of a connection between an originating terminal and a terminating terminal. Both terminals may connect via the same access network. The access network accesses a core network through an access gateway. The access gateway transmits and/or receives connection set-up signalling transmitted along a signalling path through at least the core network. Using an information element in the connection set-up signalling, information on media plane access needs of nodes in the signalling path is collected and provided for determining whether a local shortcut of a media path can be established in the access network.10-25-2012
20110223921MULTIPLE IMSI NUMBERS - A method includes receiving communication data that is directed to a first Mobile Directory Number (MDN) that is associated with a mobile communication device of a mobile subscriber. The first MDN is a local telephone number in a first country. The method includes determining a location of the mobile communication device. A first International Mobile Subscriber Identity (IMSI) number is active when the mobile communication device is located in the first country, and a second IMSI number is active when the mobile communication device is located in a second country. The method includes routing the communication data to the mobile communication device based on the location of the mobile communication device.09-15-2011
20110230195LOCATION-BASED ROUTING OF IMS CALLS THROUGH FEMTOCELLS - Location-based calling may be provided for callers that connect to a wireless network using femtocells. A network device may receive a call initiation message including an identifier of a femtocell through which the call was placed. The network device may obtain an identifier of a macro cell base station that serves a geographical coverage area that includes the femtocell and replace the identifier of the femtocell, in the message, with the identifier of the macro cell base station, to obtain a modified message. The modified message may be forwarded through the network to be processed as if the caller placed the location-based call through the macro cell base station.09-22-2011
20110237263Location based call routing - A call routing system, phone system, and mobile phone for routing calls based on a location of the mobile phone. By routing calls, mobile phone charges can be eliminated or reduced by directing calls to other phones near the mobile phone. In a typical embodiment, user configuration information for the system is setup before receiving calls. The user configuration information can define multiple zones with each zone associated with a routing number. During operation, the mobile phone can periodically update its location using a positioning system thereon. When a call is made to the mobile phone, the call can be routed to another number by the phone system when the mobile phone's location is within a defined zone. The zones can be specific to broad and can overlap each other. In one illustration, a first zone can be an office while a second zone can be a building.09-29-2011
20100203894DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MULTIPLE NUMBERS FOR ONE USER - The invention discloses a method (08-12-2010
20100203893ENHANCED FLOW CONTROL IN A CELLULAR TELEPHONY SYSTEM - The invention discloses a method (08-12-2010
20110256877Method and Arrangement to Control a Repeater in a Wireless Communication System - An object of the present invention is to provide a mechanism for controlling a repeater that is less costly and more flexible. The objective is achieved by a method in a control unit (10-20-2011
20120289235Technique for Managing Call-Routing Numbers for Mobile Communication Networks - A technique for managing call-routing numbers in a mobile communication network using a distributed switching system is provided. The switching system embodies a cluster configuration, wherein incoming at least one cluster of the switching system comprises a plurality of cluster members, each of which is capable of routing an incoming call based on a call-routing number temporarily associated with the call. A defined series of call-routing numbers is distributed between the plurality of cluster members. The management technique makes use of a common data structure which defines an amount of assignments equal to the length of a given series of call-routing numbers, wherein each assignment uniquely associates a cluster member with one or more least significant digits of the numbers of the number series.11-15-2012
20100184442COMMUNICATION METHOD AND, TERMINAL APPARATUS AND BASE STATION APPARATUS USING THE METHOD - A packet communication unit (07-22-2010
20100167745TERTIARY CONNECTION STRATEGY FOR VEHICLE ORIGINATED CELLULAR COMMUNICATION TO A CALL CENTER - A system and method for making vehicle originated calls to a telematics service provider or other call center. The method includes identifying a call type associated with a desired wireless communication of speech or data to the call center, and then carrying out one of a number of different call connection processes depending on the call type. For voice channel cellular connections, an in-band modem cellular connection is preferably established in most instances using a connection retry strategy that includes primary, secondary, and possibly tertiary connection attempts. The system and method can be carried out in connection with various cellular system technologies, but is especially suited for use with GSM systems.07-01-2010
20120149382TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS - A mobile telecommunications network includes a plurality of terminals, a core and a radio access network having a radio device for providing wireless communication resources to the terminals. Further provided is a processing device for recording information indicative of a movement cycle of at least one of the terminals through the radio access network and for identifying points within the movement cycle at which there are spare communication resources to provide a list of spare resource points to the terminal to enable the prediction of optimal data transfer points during a subsequent movement cycle of the terminal through the radio access network.06-14-2012
20110159879Mobile Terminal and Communication Control Method - A mobile terminal communicating with a plurality of cells, including a serving cell, has a control unit. The control unit performs at least one control of (a) a first control for causing a path search unit to detect a path for the serving cell more preferentially than paths for cells other than the serving cell, (b) a second control for causing a finger assignment unit to assign a path detected for the serving cell preferentially over paths detected for cells other than the serving cell to a plurality of fingers, and 06-30-2011
20110159878SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING A DYNAMIC ACCESS NUMBER ARCHITECTURE - A method of using a dynamic access number architecture of a mobile communication device includes receiving a selection via a user interface of a mobile communication device. The selection indicates a preferred routing number associated with a particular country. The method also includes sending a message from the mobile communication device to a network element to request validation the preferred routing number selection. After a successful validation of the preferred routing number, when the mobile communication device is within the particular country, the mobile communication device automatically routes particular calls via an access device associated with the preferred routing number by dialing the preferred routing number.06-30-2011
20110159877ACTIVE ANTENNA ARRAY WITH MULTIPLE AMPLIFIERS FOR A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND METHOD OF PROVIDING DC VOLTAGE TO AT LEAST ONE PROCESSING ELEMENT - The present disclosure teaches an active antenna array for a mobile communications network. The active antenna array comprises a plurality of antenna elements, a first port, a first DC voltage supply and at least one DC voltage extractor. The plurality of antenna elements relays at least first protocol radio signals. The first port is connected to at least one individual first protocol relay path. The first port relays a general first protocol receive signal to a first protocol link. The first DC voltage supply provides a first DC voltage to at least a portion of the first protocol link. The at least one DC voltage extractor, is located in the at least one individual first protocol relay path. The DC voltage extractor extracts at least one individual DC voltage to supply an at least one amplifier.06-30-2011
20130023273PERFORMING CALLER BASED ROUTING OF A PHONE CALL - A caller telecommunication device transmits a call to an intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. In response, the caller telecommunication device transmits an instruction to a first proximate telecommunication device, wherein the instruction directs the first proximate telecommunication device to determine if the first proximate telecommunication device is within a predefined proximity of the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device. The predefined proximity is a distance within which the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device and other wireless telecommunication device can directly communicate by local signals. The caller communication device re-routes the call to the first proximate telecommunication device if the first proximate telecommunication device is within the predefined proximity of the intended receiving wireless telecommunication device.01-24-2013
20080254805METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MANAGING COMMUNICATION SESSION - A method and system for managing a communication session is provided. The method includes receiving (10-16-2008
20130203422SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SCHEDULING PACKET TRANSMISSION ON A CLIENT DEVICE USING TRAFFIC CLASSES AND OPPORTUNISTIC BEHAVIOR - A client device having a networking layer and a network driver layer for transmitting network packets comprising: a plurality of transmit queues configured at the network layer, each of the transmit queues having different packet service classifications associated therewith; a classifier module for classifying packets according to the different packet service classifications, wherein a packet to be transmitted is stored in one of the transmit queues based on the packet service classifications, wherein one or more of the traffic service classifications comprise opportunistic traffic classes and other traffic service classifications comprise non-opportunistic traffic classes; and a socket layer comprising socket transmitting data from an application associated with each traffic service classification, wherein a socket associated with an opportunistic traffic class is automatically suspended in response to detecting a network interface of the client device being throttled.08-08-2013
20090312026LOCATION-BASED ADDRESS NORMALIZATION - Architecture for normalizing phone numbers and other types of connection information for facilitating mobile communications for users outside their local service areas. When a mobile user attempts to make a connection to a destination entity while outside the user's regular service area, the current location of the user is determined by the system. A normalization rule is selected that corresponds to a local service area associated with the current location. The phone number or other type of connection data string is normalized to the standards of the local service area. The normalized data string is used to automatically complete the connection to the destination entity. In this way, communication is facilitated and simplified for mobile users while traveling abroad.12-17-2009
20080220785Method of call routing and connection - A method of radio communications and routing and connection in a mobile radio system consisting of the steps of providing nodes for transmitting and receiving signals wherein the nodes are positioned in a free form fashion within a defined area, and the routing of a communication is determined based on selecting the most desirable and normally the shortest path between the communication source and the destination drop.09-11-2008
20130143579COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, METHOD, AND COMPUTER IMPLEMENTABLE PRODUCT FOR ADMISSION CONTROL - A communications apparatus is described which is capable of auto-tuning a cell admission threshold value used to control admission into a communications network. The apparatus obtains an outage rate for one or more current calls at a node in the network, and also a blocking rate of the rate at which admission requests at the node are blocked and uses these rates to adjust a load threshold to be used in admission control decisions. The apparatus then controls admission of calls at the node in dependence on an estimated current load and the load threshold.06-06-2013
20110269474Methods and nodes in a radio communication system - The present invention generally relates to radio communication systems, relay nodes, controller nodes, user equipment (user terminals), software and methods for said systems and nodes. In one embodiment, a method for operating a control node for a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises the steps: creating a data frame comprising an early part and a later part, wherein the early part comprises first control data for controlling a receiving node; checking whether second control data are to be put into the later part; scheduling payload data for the receiving node into the later part if second control data are not to be put into the later part; and transmitting the date frame to the receiving node.11-03-2011
20110269473DEVICES FOR CONGESTION CONTROL - The embodiments herein relate to a method in a transceiver (11-03-2011
20130102317ON-DEMAND DIRECTORY NUMBER CONTROL FUNCTION FOR A MOBILE DEVICE - The present invention a method for assigning a temporary dialable number to a device having a non-dialable number so that the device may have the capability to be connected with, such as in being called back. In addition to the numerous benefits provides by the present invention, mobile device user in particular, are provided benefits to enable the health, safety and security of individuals who utilize emergency-based systems that do not have a dialable mobile device number (MDN) by the present invention.04-25-2013
20130102318Method and System for a Handheld Wireless Communication Device for Configuring Connection to and Use of Local and Remote Resources - Methods and systems for a handheld portable communication device for configuring connection to and use of local and remote resources are disclosed and may include discovering available networks and resources, establishing a route between the handheld wireless communication device and a selected one or more of the available resources via a selected one or more of the available networks based on user preference criteria stored in the handheld wireless communication device, and communicating multimedia data between the handheld wireless communication device and the selected one or more of the available resources via the established route. The established route may be dynamically adjusted, based on network availability and bandwidth. The handheld wireless communication device may communicate utilizing a plurality of wireless protocols. The preference criteria stored in the handheld wireless communication device may be dynamically adjusted. The resources may be local or remote to the handheld wireless communication device.04-25-2013
20080200174METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY SENDING A CAPTURED IMAGE TO A PHONE CALL PARTICIPANT - A method for automatically sending a captured data to a phone call participant using a communication device having a data capture apparatus, includes initiating a communication session to a participant, such as a phone call; initiating a data capture event during the communication session, such as capturing an image; and automatically transmitting the captured data to the participant concurrently with the communication session.08-21-2008
20110244871COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, TERMINAL DEVICE, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, RADIO COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM - There is provided a communication control device including a radio communication unit communicating with a terminal device, a network communication unit accessing any one of a plurality of gateway apparatuses through a network and relaying communication between the terminal device and the gateway apparatus, and a control unit switching the gateway apparatus to be accessed by the network communication unit.10-06-2011
20110237264SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPEEDING CALL ORIGINATIONS TO A VARIETY OF DEVICES USING INTELLIGENT PREDICTIVE TECHNIQUES FOR HALF-CALL ROUTING - A mobile application gateway configured to interconnect mobile communication devices on a cellular network with an enterprise network is provided. The mobile application gateway includes a voice and data signaling gateway configured to provide routing functionalities, service functionalities and admission control. A gateway GPRS support node (GGSN) is configured to establish a secure data session between one or more of the mobile communication devices and the enterprise network by establishing a GPRS tunneling protocol (GTP) tunnel between a carrier-hosted serving GPRS support node (SGSN) and the GGSN.09-29-2011
20110250896WIRELESS TERMINAL, BASE STATION AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM - According to one embodiment, a wireless terminal includes a determination module, a request generator and a transmitter. The determination module is configured to determine whether wireless communication with a second base station is possible, when the wireless terminal is connected to a first base station. The second base station is capable of communicate with the first base station via an inter-base-station network and supports a first operating mode in which wireless communication is valid and a second operating mode in which wireless communication is invalid. The request generator is configured to generate a control signal which comprises address data designating the second base station and which requests for setting the second base station to the first operating mode, if the wireless communication with the second base station is possible. The transmitter is configured to transmit the control signal to the first base station.10-13-2011
20130137441Wireless Communication Networks Including Mains-Connected Relay Nodes - A method of determining which nodes in a wireless network qualify as main-connected relay nodes; sending a request for connectivity information to the determined mains-connected relay nodes based at least in part on the determination of which nodes qualify as mains-connected relay nodes; receiving the connectivity information from the determined mains-connected relay nodes; and routing communication from a source node to a destination node via one or more of the determined mains-connected relay nodes based at least in part on the connectivity information from the determined mains-connected relay nodes.05-30-2013
20100317353TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEVICE - A telecommunications network comprises an electronic call centre, and a telecommunications device operative to transmit and receive data over the network to/from a desired location. The telecommunications device is provided with routing means operative to route data transmissions between the telecommunications device and the desired location to the electronic call centre. The electronic call centre is operative to store a copy of the data transmission.12-16-2010
20100317352RADIO NETWORK CONTROLLER, MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR AVOIDING A REDUCTION IN A CALL CONNECTION COMPLETION RATIO FOR USE THEREIN - A radio network controller (12-16-2010
20130157668SUBSCRIBER DATABASE FOR SERVICES AT THE EDGE OF A MOBILE DATA NETWORK - Mobile network services are performed at the edge of a mobile data network in a way that is transparent to most of the existing equipment in the mobile data network. The mobile data network includes a radio access network and a core network. A service mechanism in the radio access network breaks out data coming from a basestation, and performs one or more mobile network services at the edge of the mobile data network based on the broken out data. A subscriber database is dynamically built to support authorization, authentication and accounting for the services performed at the edge of the mobile data network for the broken out data. The core network thus has a subscriber database that is used for non-broken out data, while a separate subscriber database that is not in the core network is used for broken out data.06-20-2013
20130189998SIM DEVICE - There is provided a SIM device (07-25-2013
20120021751METHOD FOR HANDLING CALL CONFLICTS IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK AND APPARATUS THEREOF - The present invention provides a method for handling a call conflict at a call processing apparatus in a communication network, said call processing apparatus comprising a first call processing element which handles a first call initiated by a first terminal and a second call processing element which handles a second call initiated by a second terminal, when said second call processing element receives an incall message initiated by said first terminal and directed to communicate with said second terminal while said second terminal is in busy state, the method comprising: inquiring the called number in the call record of said second terminal; comparing initiating times of said first call and said second call, if said called number in said call record of said second terminal is the number of said first terminal contained in said incall message; and releasing the call with later initiating time and continuing setting up of the call with earlier initiating time, based on result of the comparison. Corresponding call processing apparatus and program product are also disclosed.01-26-2012
20120021750Centralized Status Server for Call Management of Location-Aware Mobile Devices - Systems, methods and computer program products for utilizing location information in a virtual private branch exchange (vPBX) system are described. In some implementations, the vPBX system can use the location information to determine an availability status of a user of a mobile device (e.g., out of the office, in the office, at home, busy, and the like). The vPBX system can obtain the geographic coordinates of the mobile device and correlate these coordinates with known coordinates for locations associated with the user (e.g., the user's office, home, or other predefined locations). An inference of the user's availability can then be determined based on the correlation (e.g., whether the user is currently out of the user's office, at the user's home, or at another location). The user's availability can be made available to other users associated with the vPBX system, and can be used for call management (e.g., routing).01-26-2012
20130196672COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS - An example system includes one or more handsets and a base unit including interface circuitry. The interface circuitry is configured for landline communication over a telephone network landline, wireless communication with one or more handsets and wireless communication with one or more cellular telephones, each of the one or more cellular telephones being adapted for communication over a cellular telephone network. The interface circuitry is further configured to allow the handsets to make or receive landline or cell phone calls.08-01-2013
20120094678METHODS FOR HANDLING APPARATUS ORIGINATED COMMUNICATION REQUESTS AND COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES UTILIZING THE SAME - A communication apparatus is provided. A first subscriber identity card camps on a first cell belonging to a first wireless network via a radio transceiver module and stores first contact entries each having a destination address. A second subscriber identity card camps on a second cell belonging to a second wireless network via the radio transceiver module and stores second contact entries each having a destination address. A processor receives an apparatus originated communication request with a destination address, determines whether the received destination address is currently stored in one of the first contact entries of the first subscriber identity card or one of the second contact entries of the second subscriber identity card, and transmits the apparatus originated communication request to the cell that the determined subscriber identity card camps on to establish a wireless communication with a peer device associated with the received destination address.04-19-2012
20120094677Systems and Methods For Implementing Location Based Contact Routing - The location of a mobile terminal associated with a user is determined using GPS or by monitoring signals generated and received by the mobile terminal, etc. Coordinates for at least one hot spot defined by the user are accessed to determine whether the location of the mobile terminal is within the hot spot. When an incoming contact is received for the user, a determination is made as to whether there are any contact routing rules associates with the user. If so, the record of contact routing rules associated with the user is accessed. If the record of contact routing rules includes at least one contact routing rule assigned to a hot spot, the contact is routed according to the at least one contact routing rule, based on whether or not the mobile terminal is determined to be within the hot spot.04-19-2012

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