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System to determine which SIM card to use for a smart phone

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000233763D
Publication Date: 2013-Dec-19
Document File: 2 page(s) / 16K

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Abstract

Disclosed is a system that uses contextual analysis to determine which Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card to use for the communication when the user has dual SIM cards within a single smart phone device. In addition, the system analyzes the language that is used in the communication to determine whether it is appropriate for the selected SIM card (i.e., professional vs. unprofessional).

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System to determine which SIM card to use for a smart phone

Often times, a user may have to carry two phones, one phone for work related activity, and one phone for personal activity. Some models of phones work with two Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards inside of the phone to allow users to switch from a personal phone to a professional phone without turning off the phone. The user can use a toggle button to easily make the switch. This saves the user from carrying the extra phone device.

The novel contribution is a system that uses contextual analysis including contacts, communication context, time, data, and sender and recipient's locations to determine

which SIM card to use for the communication when the user has dual SIM cards within

a single smart phone device. Further, based on which SIM card is used, the system can determine whether certain wording or language (i.e. unprofessional vs. professional) is appropriate and suggest replacement terms or automatically replace certain terms for the user. The system has access to an online or local checker system that checks the communication data before it is actually sent or posted. Thus, the system can intelligently correct users if the communication content is inappropriate based on which SIM card is in use.

The system (phone device) performs a contextual analysis when the phone is used. This involves access to either a voice or cellular data network where the user performs common activities, such as, but not limited to:


• Browsing through a website when Wi-Fi is not available


• Receiving and replying to emails


• Receiving and replying to text messages (via Short Messaging Service (SMS))


• Posting to or refreshing social network sites

A contextual watcher module listens to these activities.

An analysis module analyzes the user's behavior, for example:


• What the user is typing


• What the user is sending


• Which sites the user is visiting


• With whom is the user communicating


• Where the user is located

A determination module determines which SIM card should be used....