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System and process for having wireless service value included in a sim card

A method and system a system for activating a wireless service includes a subscriber identity module (sim) card having a first surface, the sim card including a subscriber identity module (sim), and an activation code stored with the sim card. The activation code is linked to the sim. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Device having a sim card combined with a wireless service card and method of use thereof

A process for authorizing wireless service includes providing a generally rectangular flat form factor card having a first surface and opposing second surface, providing at least one removable subscriber identity module (sim) card arranged in the generally rectangular flat form factor card defined by the first surface, where the at least one removable subscriber identity module is releasably attached to the first surface of the generally rectangular flat form factor by respective breaking tabs. The process further includes providing an activation code arranged on the first surface, the activation code is associated with the at least one sim card, wherein the activation code is configured to authorize wireless service associated with the at least one sim card when provided to a wireless service provider, and provisioning wireless service to a wireless device from a wireless network. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Wireless replacement line also known as a wireless home phone configured for receiving wireless emergency alerts

A wireless telephone base station for a telephone includes a transceiver configured to receive wireless emergency alerts, a display configured to show the wireless emergency alerts, an output device configured to play the wireless emergency alerts, and a processor configured to show the wireless emergency alerts on the display and to play the wireless emergency alerts on the output device.. . ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Device, system, and process for wireless service optimization based on analyzed wireless device usage

Disclosed is a method for determining a most cost effective wireless service for a wireless device implemented at least in part in the wireless device. The method includes obtaining with a wireless device processor wireless service usage information for the wireless device. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Method, device, and system of providing caller identification information to a user of a wireless device

The invention is a method, system, and computer-readable medium for gathering and communicating caller identification information on a wireless device. The invention includes receiving, at a wireless device, a calling party phone number to be communicated by the wireless device, determining that the calling party phone number and a corresponding caller identification are not stored on the wireless device memory, performing, in response to the determination that the calling party phone number and the corresponding caller identification are not stored on the wireless device memory, an external database search for the calling party phone number and corresponding caller identification, and determining that the calling party phone number and corresponding caller identification have been identified in the external database search. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Device, system, and process for wireless service optimization based on a location-based coverage profile

A method and device are disclosed for determining optimized wireless service for a wireless device. The method including displaying on a display of the device a graphical user interface having a prompt to input information, wherein the information comprises at least one of the following: where a wireless user uses their wireless device, where the wireless user calls to with their wireless device, amount of voice usage, amount of data usage, and amount of text message usage, receiving the information into the graphical user interface displayed on the display of the device, transmitting the information from the device to a server, receiving in the device optimized wireless service information from the server, and displaying the optimized wireless service information in the graphical user interface on the display of the device.. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Methods, systems and applications for porting telephone numbers on wireless devices

The application is directed to a method and system for improving user experience with porting a telephone number to an electronic device. The method includes the steps of displaying a user interface on a display of the electronic device for initiating porting of a telephone number. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Body worn video device and process having cellular enabled video streaming

A body worn video device including a camera device configured to capture video images, a transceiver configured to transmit and stream the video images over a network to a video receiving computer for at least one of the following: viewing on a display or storage in a database, a video capturing input device configured to receive an input to initiate operation of the camera device and initiate video streaming by the transceiver, a processor configured to control the camera device and the transceiver based on the video capturing input device, and a housing configured to house the camera device, the transceiver, the video capturing input device, and the processor. The video capturing input device and the processor are configured to initiate operation of the camera device and initiate video streaming by the transceiver in response to operation of the video capturing input device.. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Method and system for family plan sharing of wireless services

A system and process of sharing a wireless surface allotment in a third party wireless network includes implementing a metering system to meter wireless service usage by users of the third party wireless network and tracking wireless usage by a plurality of wireless devices associated with the metering system. The system and process further includes receiving a share request to reallocate the respective wireless service allotment for at least two of the plurality of wireless devices, forwarding modification instructions to the metering system, requesting confirmation from the metering system that the modification instructions have been received, and modifying the respective wireless service allotments for the at least two wireless devices in response to receiving confirmation from the metering system.. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Wireless device having dedicated rear panel control

An electronic device includes a housing including a front panel and a rear panel, the rear panel arranged on a side of the housing opposite the front panel, the housing further including side edges connecting the rear panel to the front panel. The electronic device further includes, a processor configured to execute instructions and the processor being arranged within the housing, a display device configured to generate an interface based in part in response to the processor, wherein the display device is arranged in the front panel, a touchscreen associated with the display device and configured to sense a user input, wherein the user input is provided to the processor and wherein the touchscreen comprises part of the front panel, and a rear input arranged on the rear panel of the housing and configured to provide a dedicated input to the processor.. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Network filtering service system and process

A process of filtering a wireless service provided to at least one wireless device from a wireless network includes receiving identification of the at least one wireless device in a filtering server from an administrator and receiving filtering instructions from the administrator in the filtering server. The process further including receiving a request for an internet resource from at least one wireless device, comparing the request for the internet resource to the filtering instructions based on the time of day and day of week to determine whether the requested internet resource is allowable in view of the filtering instructions or not allowed based on the filtering instructions. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Wireless device having a rear panel control to provide advanced touch screen control

An electronic device including a housing including a front panel and a rear panel, the rear panel arranged on a side of the housing opposite the front panel, a processor configured to execute instructions and the processor being arranged within the housing, a display device configured to generate an interface based in part in response to the processor, where the display device is arranged in the front panel, a touchscreen associated with the display device and configured to sense a user input, where the user input is provided to the processor and where the touchscreen include part of the front panel, and a rear input arranged on the rear panel of the housing and configured to provide a dedicated input to the processor, the processor providing advanced user controls on the interface in response to operation of the rear input.. . ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Device and process for providing mobile gamification

A wireless device to provide mobile gamification services includes a transceiver configured to transmit data, an application to remotely connect via a network to a mobile website, to download a game from the mobile website to the wireless device, to execute the game locally on the wireless device, to execute the game via the mobile website, to redeem game rewards associated with wireless services, and to select the game rewards associated with the wireless services, a processor to control the transceiver and execute the application, a display to display the game and the game rewards, and a computer readable medium to store the application and user preferences associated with the game and with the wireless services.. . ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

Wireless access point having metering capability and metering display

The disclosure provides a system and method for metering on a prepaid wireless access point the amount of data transferred between a wireless device and the internet and inhibiting further data transmission when the amount of prepaid data available reaches or drops below a pre-determined threshold. Specifically, the wireless access point includes a metering client to track one of data usage or an amount of prepaid data available. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

10/05/17 / #20170289358

Device, system, and process for wireless call hunting

A configuration to provide wireless call hunting includes a system configured to receive an incoming call to a wireless number, the system further configured to implement a plurality of lines that are associated with the wireless number, the system further configured to determine if one or more of the plurality of lines of the wireless number are busy, and the system further configured to determine if one or more of the plurality of lines of the wireless number are available. The system further configured to prevent connecting to one or more of the plurality of lines of the wireless number that are busy, and the system further configured to connect to one of the plurality of lines of the wireless number that is not busy, where the system includes one of the following: a soft switch and mobile telephone switching office. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

08/31/17 / #20170251351

Packet-based usage tracking for a wireless device

A system for tracking usage of a wireless device includes monitoring, at a tracking device connected to and different from a wireless network, information regarding a first data packet sent from a wireless device to the wireless network, wherein the information regarding the first data packet includes an identifier of the wireless device, an identifier of a first type of wireless service, and an amount of data included in the first data packet.. . ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

08/17/17 / #20170238154

Device, system, and process for providing real-time short message data services for mission critical communications

A wireless device configured to transmit short data messages includes a transceiver configured to transmit and receive the short data messages, at least one sensor configured to detect at least one of a physical parameter, a user input, and a sensor input, and an application configured to encrypt the short data messages and configured to communicate with the at least one sensor. The wireless device further includes a processor configured to control the transceiver and to execute the application, the application is further configured to implement at least one of home security operations, a personal emergency response operations, home automation operations, user location operations, fire alarm operations, vehicle telematics operations, and medical telematics operations, and a computer readable medium to store the application.. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

08/03/17 / #20170223517

Hybrid network based metering server and tracking client for wireless services

A process of tracking usage of a wireless device in a third party wireless network with a metering system includes implementing the metering system in a network separate from the third party wireless network and activating the wireless device in response to identification of the wireless device and confirmation of use of a tracking system to the metering system. The process further includes obtaining, by the metering system, an amount of wireless services used by the wireless device. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

07/20/17 / #20170206518

Wireless service provider system and method for activating and selling a wireless service on a wireless device

A wireless service provider system and associated methods of using the system for the sale and/or activation of wireless services is disclosed. The system includes a communication interface for a wireless device having a unique identifier. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

07/13/17 / #20170201458

Device and process for data throttling for wireless device

The disclosure provides a system and method for controlling on a wireless device the amount and speed of data transferred between a wireless device and the internet, and a wireless device with a metering client that can throttle data speeds and types based on how much data a user has used. Specifically, the wireless device includes a metering client to track one of data usage or an amount of prepaid data available. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

06/29/17 / #20170185538

Secure system having a multi-locking mechanism for devices having embedded systems

A device configured to implement multiple locks to increase security of assets associated with the device including an embedded system, a multi-lock mechanism configured to provide a plurality of locks to prevent an authorized access to the assets associated with the embedded system, each of the plurality of locks of the multi-lock mechanism having different lock parameters and each of the plurality of locks of the multi-lock mechanism having an different unlock parameters, a memory configured to securely store at least one of the lock parameters of the plurality of locks of the multi-lock mechanism, the memory further configured to securely store at least one of the unlock parameters of the multi-lock mechanism, and the embedded system further configured to provide access to the assets after each of the lock parameters of the plurality of locks of the multi-lock mechanism is provided the unlock parameters of the multi-lock mechanism.. . ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171775

User selectable optimization of data transmission compression for electronic devices

A process for modifying wireless data compression for a wireless electronic device includes displaying an application for modifying data compression on a display of the electronic device. The process further includes receiving a request from a user to modify a current data compression with a new data compression through an input device, evaluating the requested new data compression request in view of predetermined information of the user with a processor, and updating the wireless data compression with the new data compression after the evaluation with the processor.. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

06/15/17 / #20170171398

Wireless service card having machine readable codes and device and process for use therewith

A process for authorizing wireless service includes providing a generally rectangular flat form factor card having a first surface and opposing second surface. The process further includes providing a machine-readable activation code arranged on the first surface, wherein the machine-readable activation code is configured to authorize the wireless service when provided to a system associated with a wireless service provider, receiving the machine-readable activation code in a server, the machine-readable activation code being captured by a wireless device, and provisioning the wireless service to the wireless device from a wireless network when the machine-readable activation code is provided to the system associated with the wireless network.. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

06/15/17 / #20170169689

Device, system, and process for automatic fall detection analysis

A device and process for optimizing fall detection determined by a wireless device includes receiving with a server potential fall parameter data from a fall detection device associated with a wireless device and analyzing with the server the potential fall parameter data to determine whether the data is consistent with a real fall. The device and process further include sending with the server an alert to the wireless device if the potential fall parameter data is indicative of a real fall and receiving with the server an indication from the wireless device in response to the alert, wherein the indication includes an indication that the potential fall parameter data was one of the following: a real fall or a false positive.. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071363

Display rack system

The disclosure provides for a display rack system. The display rack system includes a support mechanism having first and second ends. ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026842

System and method of securely supporting one or more virtual application sources on a wireless device

A method of securely supporting at least one application for use on a wireless device, including storing a plurality of locations, storing a plurality of public asymmetric keys for encryption of the plurality of locations, providing an interface for a virtual store, providing the location of a plurality of authorization files, displaying a list of applications available for the wireless device, presenting content associated with the list of applications available for the wireless device, receiving a customer selection of an application, creating an authorization file comprising the location of the application, storing the plurality of authorization files, providing an authorization file, authorizing one of the plurality of locations based on decryption of at least one of the plurality of public asymmetric keys, and installing on the wireless device the user selected application.. . ... Tracfone Wireless Inc

01/26/17 / #20170026817

System, process, and device for multiple network usage tracking

A system for multiple network usage tracking, the system having a policy management platform having one or more processors able to receive and to calculate account usage data associated with an account profile, the policy management platform arranged externally from a network of at least one wireless carrier.. . ... Tracfone Wireless Inc








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