Patent Number: 6,169,895

Title: Landline-supported private base station for collecting data and switchable into a cellular network

Abstract: A data collection method, system and private base station collects data from at least one data generator positioned within a premises and forwards the data to a private base station along a communication channel. Communication is first attempted with a landline telephone network. If this is unsuccessful, a call containing the data is forwarded through a wireless cellular phone network to a desired destination such as a monitoring service.

Inventors: Buhrmann; Michael (Redmond, WA), Leuca; Ileana A. (Bellevue, WA)

Assignee: AT&T Wireless Svcs. Inc.

International Classification: H04M 11/00 (20060101); H04Q 007/20 ()

Expiration Date: 01/02/2018