Communication service subscription management

DC
  • US 7,792,482 B2
  • Filed: 03/02/2007
  • Issued: 09/07/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/02/2007
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method to enable a secondary communication device to receive communication services, the method comprising:

  • configuring a primary communication device to receive communication services from a service provider and communicate with the secondary communication device;

    configuring the secondary communication device to receive communication services from the service provider when an authorized operational mode is set, prevent receiving communication services when an unauthorized operational mode is set, and communicate with the primary communication device;

    determining whether the secondary communication device is within a threshold proximity to the primary communication device;

    setting the authorized operational mode for a threshold duration when the secondary communication device is within the threshold proximity to the primary communication device; and

    setting the unauthorized operational mode when the secondary communication device is outside the threshold proximity to the primary communication device for greater than the threshold duration.

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