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Mobile App with Balance Transfer Feature for Family/Group Plans

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000235726D
Publication Date: 2014-Mar-24
Document File: 2 page(s) / 88K

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Abstract

The Invention is a self-service mobile application which provides the balance transfer and balance request features, for Family/Group Plan subscribers. The balance transfer feature enables head/owner of family to transfer balance at service level in different ways. Also, balance request feature enables family/group member to request balance at service level to head. User (head) can also see the balance statistics for all his/her family/group members. Family/Group members can also see the balance statistics for their own account only and accordingly can request a balance at service level to head of the family/group.

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Patent Proposal

Mobile App with Balance Transfer Feature for Family/Group Plans

Invented by Vikas Borate, Harshal Chordiya and Sabhapati Singh
Date submitted: 11-Sep-2013

General: The overall length of this disclosure should not exceed 2 pages + up to 2 drawings.

1.  Overview

001 The Invention is a self-service mobile application which provides the balance transfer and balance request features, for Family/Group Plan subscribers.

002 The balance transfer feature enables head/owner of family to transfer balance at service level in different ways. Also, balance request feature enables family/group member to request balance at service level to head.

003 User (head) can also see the balance statistics for all his/her family/group members.

004 Family/Group members can also see the balance statistics for their own account only and accordingly can request a balance at service level to head of the family/group.

2.  Detailed Description

001 The Invention is mobile application which provides the balance transfer and balance request features.

002 End Users of this application are family/group head and his/her family/group members.

003 Under this plan, user (head of family/group) can have his/her family members in case of family plan or friends in case of group plan listed under him/her in the billing hierarchy in telecom service provider’s billing database.

004 Using this mobile application user i.e. family/group head can check balance statistics for his/her own account as well as for his/her family or group members’ accounts in the pictorial view like in the form of pie chart/bar chart.

005 Using this statistics, head can make a decision if any of the family/group members has low balance for any of the services like SMS, Data, Local Minutes etc. and accordingly he/she can transfer balance at service level. While transferring the balance he/she (head) will have the following options –

-          From his/her own (head’s) account to the respective family/group member’s account

-          From one family/group member’s account to other family/group member’s account

-          From family/group membe...