Patent Number: 6,311,069

Title: System and method for alerting a mobile subscriber being positioned

Abstract: A telecommunications system and method is disclosed for notifying a mobile subscriber being positioned of the received positioning request, and preferably, the identity of the requesting Location Application (LA) in order to enhance the privacy of the mobile subscriber. A request message, which contains a similar indicator to that of the SETUP message in mobile-terminating calls, is sent by the serving Mobile Switching Center (MSC) to the mobile subscriber to cause an alerting tone, e.g., ringing or beeping, on the Mobile Station (MS) of the mobile subscriber. The mobile subscriber can accept or reject the positioning request based upon the LA identity displayed on the MS.

Inventors: Havinis; Theodore (Plano, TX), Boltz; David (Garland, TX)

Assignee: Ericsson Inc.

International Classification: H04Q 7/38 (20060101); H04Q 007/20 ()

Expiration Date: 10/30/2018