08849278 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 89 patents.

Methods, systems and apparatus that facilitate activation of mobile devices, such as communication devices or multi-function devices, via a computer are disclosed. According to one aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be forced into a limited service mode until properly activated with a service provider for a wireless network. According to another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can defer its attempt to send a location update request to a wireless network. According to still another aspect of the invention, a mobile device can be automatically controlled to reset a portion of its internal hardware to initiate a location update request.

Title
Mobile device activation
Application Number
11/650859
Publication Number
8849278 (B2)
Application Date
January 7, 2007
Publication Date
September 30, 2014
Inventor
Patrice Gautier
San Francisco
CA, US
Steve Jobs
Palo Alto
CA, US
Dallas De Atley
San Francisco
CA, US
Phillip W Schiller
Half Moon Bay
CA, US
Eddy Cue
Los Altos
CA, US
Jeffrey L Robbin
Los Altos
CA, US
Scott Forstall
Mountain View
CA, US
Jeffrey Bush
San Jose
CA, US
Agent
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
IPC
H04W 60/04
H04W 8/04
H04W 8/26
H04B 1/38
H04M 3/00
H04W 4/00
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