ROAMING NOTIFICATION AND LOCAL SERVICE CONTROL THROUGH SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE
Original Publication Date: 1998-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Jun-20
Roaming is a service that is offered to mobile users on many systems. It can be defined as the capability to receive service on a system other than a subscriber's home system. Roaming charges may apply while a subscriber is roaming; these charges may vary according to service provider and city. In addition, service providers may wish to increase brand name recognition by informing the subscriber of the current service provider; this is sometimes referred to as "branding." Therefore, it is important to be able to inform subscribers of the service provider and/or system currently being accessed.