US 9,813,888 B1
Global network communication system
Mikael Koroukian, Laguna Niguel, CA (US)
Filed by Mikael Koroukian, Laguna Niguel, CA (US)
Filed on Jun. 29, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/197,327.
Int. Cl. H04M 1/00 (2006.01); H04W 8/06 (2009.01); H04W 8/08 (2009.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01)
CPC H04W 8/065 (2013.01) [H04L 67/34 (2013.01); H04W 8/08 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
11. A method to provide local service for a wireless device when traveling in a foreign service area outside of a user's home service area, comprising:
opening a software application on the wireless device, the software application configured to provide the user with one or more service providers providing local service in the foreign service area;
receiving a selection, from the user, on the wireless device, of a selected service provider;
displaying, on the wireless device, one or more service plans offered by the selected service provider;
receiving a second selection, from the user, on the wireless device, of a selected service plan;
receiving payment from the user for the selected service plan;
based on the second selection, writing necessary data to a global subscriber identity module (SIM), where the necessary data is sufficient to permit the wireless device to operate as a local device in the foreign service area; and
rendering unusable the SIM data for the selected service plan after an expiration thereof, wherein
the global SIM is selected from a stand-alone module plugged into a second SIM port of the wireless device, an inbuilt hardware module having capabilities to be configured as a SIM, and an add-on device having capabilities to be configured as a SIM;
the global SIM stores more than one set of SIM data for more than one of the foreign service areas; and
when the global SIM contains usable SIM data for multiple countries, the software application permits choosing between using the SIM data from the home service SIM, or any of the usable SIM data on the global SIM.