System for managing access by mobile users to an interconnected communications network where a billing authority is identified by a billing code from the user

  • US 5,561,706 A
  • Filed: 09/29/1992
  • Issued: 10/01/1996
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/29/1992
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method of providing access to a mobile user in a communications system having a plurality of interconnected radio frequency communication switches for selectively connecting calls to mobile users via radio frequency links, a plurality of billing authorities for maintaining service profiles of mobile users and a plurality of location authorities for maintaining current locations of mobile users within the interconnected communication switches, the method comprising:

  • receiving at a radio frequency communication switch a personal identification number from a mobile user;

    receiving from the mobile user at the communication switch a billing code identifying one of the plurality of billing authorities maintaining a service profile for the mobile use, wherein different ones of the plurality of billing authorities may maintain the service profile or a second profile for the mobile user identified by the personal identification number;

    requesting a service profile of the mobile user from the billing authority identified by the received billing code;

    storing in memory the service profile received from the billing authority; and

    providing the mobile user access to the switch.

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