Method and system facilitating web based provisioning of two-way mobile communications devices

  • US 6,647,260 B2
  • Filed: 04/09/1999
  • Issued: 11/11/2003
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/09/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for provisioning a two-way mobile communications device having a display and a user interface, the method being performed by the two-way mobile communications device and comprising:

  • receiving user information required to establish a user account;

    displaying a list of selectable identifiers on the display, each selectable identifier corresponding to a selectable service or feature for which the two-way mobile communications device can be provisioned;

    receiving a user'"'"'s selection of a selectable identifier from the list;

    generating a provisioning request comprising the user information and the user'"'"'s selection;

    establishing a communications link with a provisioning server;

    providing authentication information to enable a remote server to authenticate the two-way mobile communications device;

    sending the provisioning request to the provisioning server over the communications link;

    receiving a reply to the provisioning request; and

    provisioning the two-way mobile communications device with a feature or service based on the reply.

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