Method and apparatus for controlling utilization of a process added to a portable communication device

  • US 5,612,682 A
  • Filed: 05/30/1995
  • Issued: 03/18/1997
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/30/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method in a communication system operated by a service provider, the method for controlling utilization of a module added to a portable communication device comprising a transceiver which communicates with a fixed portion of the communication system, the method comprising in the portable communication device the steps of:

  • receiving a request for utilization of the module;

    in response, acting to obtain a usage authorization for utilizing the module; and

    disallowing the utilization of the module, in response to the usage authorization being unobtainable.

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