Patent Number: 7,826,856

Title: System and method for limiting a wireless communication device to a specified geographic zone

Abstract: A method, computer code product for limiting a wireless communication device to a specified geographic zone. The device is configured to connect to a subscriber device in a subscriber network and determine if the subscriber device is on a list of preapproved subscriber devices in the specified geographic zone. The device can also be configured to determine if it is connected to a subscriber device on at least one neighbor list of approved subscriber devices. If the device is connected to a subscriber device on the preapproved list or a neighbor list, the device is permission as if it is in the geographic zone. Additional subscriber devices can be added to the neighbor list(s) when the device is handed off from an approved subscriber device based on the previous subscriber device to which the device was connected.

Inventors: Chana; Tejender (Calgary, CA), DiRienzo; Giuseppe Joe (Calgary, CA)

Assignee: Novatel Wireless, Inc.

International Classification: H04M 3/16 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2019-11-02 0:00:00