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Query based connectivity of incoming calls for a roaming subscriber

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000129150D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Oct-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 18K

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Siemens

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Abstract

Sometimes a roaming subscriber will disconnect incoming calls from unknown numbers as they are charged. Among other things this could lead to loss of revenue for the network operator and miss of important calls for the roaming subscriber (e.g. made from pay phones by friends or family). The existing call filtering services use extended MSISDN (Mobile Station/Subscriber ISDN Number) and other similar ideas of using secret secondary MSISDN basically bars. Here all calls are made to the primary MSISDN (with or without announcement), and calls will be connected only if the dialed number is the secret or extended MSISDN which is/are known only to a few number of people. To solve the abovementioned problem the following is proposed. If the roaming status of the receiving party is known by the caller, he will get an announcement. This announcement can be like “the receiver is currently roaming in Canada and the time there is 2 am, if you still want to continue the call press 1 and if you want to disconnect the call press 0” or “The receiver is currently roaming, if you want to continue the call press 1 or if you want to disconnect press 0”. Based on the calls’ importance or purpose the caller can decide to continue or disconnect.

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Query based connectivity of incoming calls for a roaming subscriber

Idea: Vijay KR, IN-Bangalore; Sriram V, IN-Bangalore

Sometimes a roaming subscriber will disconnect incoming calls from unknown numbers as they are charged. Among other things this could lead to loss of revenue for the network operator and miss of important calls for the roaming subscriber (e.g. made from pay phones by friends or family).

The existing call filtering services use extended MSISDN (Mobile Station/Subscriber ISDN Number) and other similar ideas of using secret secondary MSISDN basically bars. Here all calls are made to the primary MSISDN (with or without announcement), and calls will be connected only if the dialed number is the secret or extended MSISDN which is/are known only to a few number of people.

To solve the abovementioned problem the following is proposed. If the roaming status of the receiving party is known by the caller, he will get an announcement. This announcement can be like "the receiver is currently roaming in Canada and the time there is 2 am, if you still want to continue the call press 1 and if you want to disconnect the call press 0" or "The receiver is currently roaming, if you want to continue the call press 1 or if you want to disconnect press 0". Based on the calls' importance or purpose the caller can decide to continue or disconnect.

The location of the receiving party will be part of the trigger received by the IN system (IN, Intelligent Network). With...