Patent Number: 6,298,233

Title: Method and apparatus in a two-way wireless communication system for detection and deferred reporting of a communication difficulty

Abstract: A portable subscriber unit (122) provides (402) communications for a user, and monitors (404) a parameter indicative of communication quality during the communications. The portable subscriber unit compares (406) the parameter with a predetermined threshold; and when the communication quality deteriorates (408) such that the parameter reaches the predetermined threshold, the portable subscriber unit determines (412) geographic coordinates corresponding to the location at which the communication difficulty occurred, and adds (414) a communication difficulty report identifying the parameter and the geographic coordinates to a record of communication difficulty reports stored in the portable subscriber unit. When the portable subscriber unit receives (502) a request for the record of communication difficulty reports from a fixed portion (102) of a two-way wireless communication system, the portable subscriber unit communicates (504) the record of communication difficulty reports to the fixed portion.

Inventors: Souissi; Slim (Fort Worth, TX), Hill; Thomas Casey (Trophy Club, TX), Dorenbosch; Jheroen Pieter (Paradise, TX), Olson; Carl Bernard (San Carlos, CA)

Assignee: Motorola, Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 7/34 (20060101); H04Q 007/22 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018