Patent Number: 8,792,885

Title: Method and system for provisioning a wireless device

Abstract: A method and system for controlling the provisioning of a device with information for accessing services of a wireless service provider via a wireless network is provided. The provisioning system initially stores automatic provisioning information on the device that includes the identification of wireless service providers that have the capability to automatically provision the device. When a user of the device wants to subscribe to a service of a service provider, the provisioning system requests an automatic provisioning service of the service provider to provide information describing available services and information needed to subscribe to those services. When the user selects a service and provides the needed information, the provisioning system retrieves provisioning information for the selected service from the service provider. The provisioning system stores the provisioning information on the device so that the device can then be used to access the selected service of the service provider.

Inventors: Chen; Yue (Bellevue, WA), Shen; Alan W. (Seattle, WA), Stein; Daniel (Palm Beach Gardens, FL)

Assignee: Microsoft Corporation

International Classification: H04W 4/00 (20090101)

Expiration Date: 7/29/12018