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Location-Triggered Call Forwarding for Mobile User Devices

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000032190D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Oct-26
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Oct-26
Document File: 1 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This design uses GPS (Global Positioning System) coordinates, in conjunction with mobile phone technology. The user is given the option to have their mobile device calls automatically forwarded to a designated landline number when at a specific location. The main advantage of this system is that the user does not have to manually change their forwarding number every time they relocate to another location in which they wish to have their mobile phone calls forwarded.

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Location-Triggered Call Forwarding for Mobile User Devices

Many times a person with a mobile phone, or other wireless communication device, is located at a particular place, in which he/she will prefer to use the local landline phone. There is presently no easy way for a person to have their mobile phone calls automatically forwarded to the landline phone corresponding to their location. Hence, a person is usually required to activate their mobile phone call forwarding service when they arrive at the location and deactivate when they leave. This can be a nuisance, and even forgotten, when a person is frequently changing between multiple locations.

This design uses the ability of a mobile phone, or other wireless communication device, to receive real-time global positioning data. An application is used to record the local landline phone number in correlation to the GPS coordinates. When a user arrives at one of their recorded locations, the user is given the option to have their mobile device calls automatically forwarded to the designated landline number for the specific location. This can be set up automatically as well. The call-forwarding can be manually disabled at anytime by the user, or automatically, when the user leaves the location.

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