Subscriber delivered location-based services

CAFC
  • US 7,376,433 B1
  • Filed: 12/17/2004
  • Issued: 05/20/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/20/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method of providing location-based services to a subscriber of a wireless network, the method comprising:

  • storing, on the network platform, subscriber profile information regarding the subscriber, the subscriber using a mobile unit;

    thereafter receiving, on a network platform in communication with the subscriber, a service request from the mobile unit requesting information regarding the location-based services;

    obtaining, on the network platform, location information regarding a location of the mobile unit;

    identifying, on the network platform, a plurality of candidate service providers from a database of service providers, based upon the location of the mobile unit;

    identifying, on the network platform, service provider information associated with the plurality of candidate service providers;

    selecting, on the network platform, a subset of the plurality of candidate service providers based on the subscriber profile information, wherein selecting a subset comprises not selecting at least one of the plurality of candidate service providers;

    outputting information regarding the subset of the plurality of candidate service providers to the mobile unit;

    receiving an input from the mobile unit, wherein the input comprises a selection of a preferred service provider;

    transmitting information regarding the subscriber to the preferred service provider;

    initiating a transaction between the subscriber and the preferred service provider based on the information regarding the subscriber; and

    receiving a transaction confirmation from the preferred service provider.

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