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Own Number Display

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016649D
Published in the IP.com Journal: Volume 3 Issue 8 (2003-08-25)
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Aug-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

Siemens

Related People

Juergen Carstens: CONTACT

Abstract

Up to now it is not possible to find out the MSISDN (Mobile Subscriber Integrated Service Digital Network) of a mobile station, from the mobile station itself. The solution can be realized by an USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) application in the core network and a SMS (Short Message Service) application in the network. The subscriber keys in an USSD string, which is relayed to the HLR (Home Location Register). The HLR relays this USSD request to the USSD server containing the „Own Number Display" application. This USSD server can be the HLR itself. The MSISDN of the subscriber is relayed back to the mobile station as the response to the USSD request.

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Own Number Display

Idea: Dhruva Aditya, IN-Bangalore

Up to now it is not possible to find out the MSISDN (Mobile Subscriber Integrated Service Digital Network) of a mobile station, from the mobile station itself.

The solution can be realized by an USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Service Data) application in the core network and a SMS (Short Message Service) application in the network. The subscriber keys in an USSD string, which is relayed to the HLR (Home Location Register). The HLR relays this USSD request to the USSD server containing the "Own Number Display" application. This USSD server can be the HLR itself. The MSISDN of the subscriber is relayed back to the mobile station as the response to the USSD request.

The subscriber sends a SMS message to a particular SMS gateway with a unique text. The SMS application sends back a SMS message to the subscriber's mobile station with the MSISDN as the text of the message.

New mobile stations can automatically query the network for the "Own Number" when switched-on using either of the above solutions so that the mobile station has a record of the MSISDN already, and the subscriber has to merely select a menu item to get a display of the number.