Patent Number: 8,792,884

Title: Home PLMN search method of mobile terminal

Abstract: A Home Public Land Mobile Network (Home PLMN) search method of a mobile terminal is disclosed. The method includes determining whether an input continued for a preset period of time from a user is generated on a specified item located in a predetermined area of an idle screen, comparing a PLMN service area in which the mobile terminal is located with a Home PLMN of the mobile terminal when the input is generated as a result of the determination, and searching for the Home PLMN when the PLMN service area is not identical to the Home PLMN, and registering the searched Home PLMN so as to match the searched Home PLMN with an input of the specified item, and initializing a timer set for a Home PLMN search.

Inventors: Lim; Sung-Won (Gumi-Si, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04B 15/00 (20060101); H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018