US 9,813,976 B2
Detection of a delinquent mobile device
Senthil Kumar Mulluppadi Velusamy, Bellevue, WA (US); and Kevin Lau, Snoqualmie, WA (US)
Assigned to T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed by T-Mobile, USA, Inc., Bellevue, WA (US)
Filed on Mar. 28, 2016, as Appl. No. 15/82,203.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/293,286, filed on Feb. 9, 2016.
Prior Publication US 2017/0230900 A1, Aug. 10, 2017
Int. Cl. H04M 11/00 (2006.01); H04W 48/16 (2009.01); H04W 8/18 (2009.01); H04L 29/08 (2006.01); H04W 8/24 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 48/16 (2013.01) [H04L 67/10 (2013.01); H04W 8/183 (2013.01); H04W 8/24 (2013.01)] 23 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A remote recovery server of a telecommunication carrier, comprising:
a processor;
a network interface coupled to the processor configured to enable communications via a communication network;
a storage device for content and programming;
a program stored in the storage device, wherein execution of the program by the processor configures the remote recovery server to perform acts comprising:
receiving a first account status of a user device having an equipment installment plan (EIP) with the telecommunication carrier;
upon determining, from the received first account status, that an account of the user device has not received a payment during a first time period:
sending a first message to the user device, which includes instructions to a program stored in a memory of the user device, the instructions of the first message causing the program to (i) present on a display of the user device a first warning regarding a remaining part of a second time period for making a payment, and (ii) limit a first functionality of the user device;
receiving a second account status of the user device after a second time period; and
upon determining, from the received second account status, that an account of the user device has not received a payment during the second time period:
sending a second message to the user device, including instructions to the program stored in the memory of the user device, to present a second warning on the display of the user device.