06662023 is referenced by 505 patents and cites 4 patents.

A method and apparatus is provided for controlling a mobile phone when it has been lost or stolen in order to prevent its use except to help the owner find it. Controlling the phone remotely may be implemented via a known Short Messaging System, for example. The security features provided are as follows: (1) Displaying contact information (phone number) of the owner on screen when the mobile phone can not start up normally, for example, due to an incorrect security code entry; (2) Setting the mobile phone in a secure state where it can only be used to call one number (Emergency calls are of course always possible.); and (3) Commanding the mobile phone to send information about its location and usage via SMS to a given number.

Title
Method and apparatus for controlling and securing mobile phones that are lost, stolen or misused
Application Number
9/610769
Publication Number
6662023 (B1)
Application Date
July 6, 2000
Publication Date
December 9, 2003
Inventor
Seppo Helle
Paimio
US
Agent
Ware Fressola Van Der Sluys & Adolphson
US
Assignee
Nokia Mobile Phones
US
IPC
H04B 1/38
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