US 9,814,013 B2
Methods, systems, and products for determination of dominant base stations
Olivia Hong, Bridgewater, NJ (US)
Assigned to AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed by AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., Atlanta, GA (US)
Filed on Nov. 5, 2013, as Appl. No. 14/72,444.
Prior Publication US 2015/0126148 A1, May 7, 2015
Int. Cl. H04M 11/00 (2006.01); H04W 64/00 (2009.01); H04W 4/02 (2009.01); H04W 4/00 (2009.01); H04W 4/20 (2009.01)
CPC H04W 64/00 (2013.01) [H04W 4/02 (2013.01); H04W 4/00 (2013.01); H04W 4/206 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method, comprising:
receiving, by a server, electronic transaction reports sent via a data network from cellular base stations, each electronic transaction report of the electronic transaction reports reporting a time of usage of a corresponding one of the cellular base stations to an identifier associated with a mobile device;
summing, by the server, times of usage reported by each one of the cellular base stations to generate a total time of usage associated with the each one of the cellular base stations, the total time of usage in an electronic association with the identifier associated with the mobile device;
determining, by the server, a dominant cellular base station of the cellular base stations based on the electronic transaction reports sent from the cellular base stations, the dominant cellular base station having a greatest total time of usage of all the cellular base stations utilized by the mobile device;
retrieving, by the server, a geographical location associated with the dominant cellular base station determined from the electronic transaction reports; and
assigning, by the server, the geographical location associated with the dominant cellular base station as a residential home location associated with the identifier associated with the mobile device.