Location information service for a cellular telecommunications network

  • US 7,072,667 B2
  • Filed: 12/31/2001
  • Issued: 07/04/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/31/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of providing a location finding service to mobile stations in a cellular telecommunications network, comprising:

  • sending a request for location finding information from a mobile station as a message through the network to a location message server;

    retrieving data from a data store corresponding to the location finding information based on the cell occupied by at least one mobile station; and

    sending the data through the network from the location message server as a message to the mobile station that requested the location finding information; and

    whereinthe method is performed without pre-registering the mobile station for the location finding service.

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