Method and apparatus for disabling the RF functionality of a multi-function wireless communication device while maintaining access to local functionality

  • US 8,706,161 B2
  • Filed: 04/23/2012
  • Issued: 04/22/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/22/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method performed by a mobile communication device, the method comprising:

  • transmitting a voice communication, by the mobile communication device, over a wireless communication link;

    providing, by the mobile communication device, a first mode allowing wireless communication and allowing local function of the mobile communication device;

    providing, by the mobile communication device, a second mode disabling the wireless communication and maintaining the local function of the mobile communication device; and

    transmitting, by the mobile communication device over the wireless communication link, a notification message to another device in response to receiving user input, the notification message notifying the another device that the mobile communication device is switching from the first mode to the second mode.

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