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Globalization and miscellaneous element addendum in 3GPP/3GPP2 standards

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000240442D
Publication Date: 2015-Jan-30
Document File: 4 page(s) / 60K

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Abstract

Disclosed is to introduce a method to communicates with the local cell site and operator in order to transfer globalization and miscellaneous element addendum such as local currency, local weather, measurement units to mobile device over 3GPP/3GPP2 protocols.

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Globalization and miscellaneous element addendum in 3GPP/3GPP2 standards

The scenario happens when users get off the air plane and turn on the mobile phone, the mobile phone then communicates with the local cell site and operator.

The 3GPP/3GPP2 protocol then sends out the operator information with country code. ( Base on 3GPP/3GPP2 standards define that Mobile Country Codes (MCC) are used in telephone networks (GSM, CDMA, UMTS, etc.) in order to identify the country which a mobile subscriber belongs to ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mobile_country_code).

With the information provided by 3GPP protocols, users can see which roaming local operator is connected by the phone, and then also the date and time are adjusted automatically. However users cannot obtain some of the most important information for a traveler, such as local currency, local weather. Currently, users might have to obtain those information from outer sources, such as TV, newspaper, but the languages of the news or media could be unknown to the user. The alternative way is to obtain those information from websites or smart phone application, but it would required internet connection where data roaming is expensive in most countries.

However. Most users will even go roaming network but did not turn data roaming has only Voice Roaming ... so base on Globalization element addendum allows users to have basic local information.

If you're seeing the correct location from your own default setting when you are in different countries and you don't specify your preferred location and cultural globalization, an auto detected the location setting will be available place on your language and region. It may brings a lots effects such like "local weather", "local currency", "local as you need the current information without the internet connection.

Also this function as it may relate with some applications to work more friendly for user to help them make more easy.

The core idea:
1. The roaming local operator can provide the information such as local currency, local weather, measurement units to mobile device over 3GPP/3GPP2 protocols.
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