Home network name displaying methods and apparatus for multiple home networks

  • US 8,948,756 B2
  • Filed: 06/13/2013
  • Issued: 02/03/2015
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/03/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for use in a mobile station, the method comprising:

  • receiving a plurality of Mobile Country Code (MCC) and Mobile Network Code (MNC) pairs corresponding to a plurality of available Public Land Mobile Networks (PLMNs) available to the mobile station;

    selecting a PLMN associated with one of the received MCC and MNC pairs based on a Homo Public Land Mobile Network (HPLMN) list and a Preferred PLMN (PPLMN) list of the mobile station, giving a preference to one or more home networks identified in the HPLMN list over one or more non-home roaming networks identified in the PPLMN list, the HPLMN list identifying a plurality of home networks of the mobile station; and

    comparing the MCC and MNC pair of the selected PLMN with one or more home network MCC and pairs corresponding to one or more home networks of the HPLMN, where if there is no match between the MCC and MNC pair of the selected PLMN and the one or more home network MCC and MNC pairs corresponding to one or more home networks of the HPLMN, displaying a roaming indicator.

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