METHOD FOR PROVIDING A SERVICE FOR MONITORING THE MOVEMENT OF SUBSCRIBERS AMONGST THE COVERAGE AREAS OF THE MOBILE CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORKS AND A SYSTEM FOR CARRYING OUT SAID METHOD
Abstract of EP2285148 (A1)
The invention relates to methods and system for providing additional services to the subscribers of a mobile cellular communication network, in particular to methods and systems providing travelling subscribers with a service of monitoring, according to their wish, their movement amongst the coverage areas of the mobile cellular communication networks and informing third persons about said movements. The inventive method and system for carrying out said method make it possible to provide the travelling subscribers of the mobile cellular communication networks (MCC) with a service for monitoring their movements between the MCC networks of GSM and UMTS standards, or between the segments of said networks and for informing the recipients selected by the subscriber or another authorised person about the arrival of the subscriber at a new place.; Said service requires neither to additionally modify nor update the existing infrastructure of the MCC networks or to introduce additional functionality into the infrastructure elements. Owing to the automatic monitoring and information, said service dispenses the subscribers, upon their arrival at a new place, with the necessity of calling the relatives or sending short SMS to them about that. It is particularly important that the service enables disabled persons (blind, deaf-and-dumb persons and persons suffering from hand and finger arthritis diseases, etc) to inform, without problems, the relatives about their arrival at destination.