US Patent No: 7,864,673

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Dynamic dual-mode service access control, location-based billing, and E911 mechanisms

ALSO PUBLISHED AS: 20070008885

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Architecture that facilitates the validation and authentication of the physical location of the dual-mode handset in a VoWLAN solution (e.g., UMA (Unlicensed Mobile Access)) system and a cellular wireless service, thereby restricting the handset from gaining access from unauthorized locations. Thus, access to dual-mode service (e.g., UMA), for example, at a particular location (e.g., in a subscriber's home, or in a hot spot that is controlled by carrier) can now be managed to allow or deny service at a certain location. Another aspect of the invention is the capability to perform location-based billing. For example, if the subscriber is at home, the call may be free. Alternatively, if the subscriber is at a remote location (e.g., a retail establishment), it is now possible to charge for that connection at a different fee. Additionally, a location can now be assigned; for example, to assign a location for E911 compliance.

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Patent Owner(s)

Patent OwnerAddressTotal Patents
CINGULAR WIRELESS, LLCATLANTA, GA22
WANTAGE TECHNOLOGIES LLCWILMINGTON, DE18

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Inventor(s)

Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Bonner, Thomas W Smyrna, GA 34 363

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