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Context-aware and location-aware cellular phones and methods are described. In one embodiment, cellular phones are configured to wirelessly receive information that pertains to their current context or location. The phones then automatically use the information to modify one or more cellular phone behaviors, e.g. by turning the phone off, changing the ringer's pitch, or placing the phone in a vibrate mode. In one particular embodiment, various location types are defined and have associated attributes that define a desired cellular phone behavior. One or more transmitters at a location for which a behavior is desired transmit information that pertains to the location's class type. The cell phones can carry an association of class types and their behaviors so that when the phones receive the class type information, they can automatically adjust their behavior.

Title
Context-aware and location-aware cellular phones and methods
Application Number
9/746918
Publication Number
7076255 (B2)
Application Date
December 22, 2000
Publication Date
July 11, 2006
Inventor
Edward F Reus
Woodinville
WA, US
Stephen S Evans
Redmond
WA, US
Gopal Parupudi
Issaquah
WA, US
Agent
Lee & Hayes PLLC
Assignee
Microsoft Corporation
WA, US
IPC
H04B 1/38
H04M 1/00
H04Q 7/20
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