US Patent No. 10,924,607

SOFT DROP INDICATOR BASED ON UE TRIGGERS


Patent No. 10,924,607
Issue Date February 16, 2021
Title Soft Drop Indicator Based On Ue Triggers
Inventorship Hsin-Fu Henry Chiang, Bellevue, WA (US)
Assignee T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bellevue, WA (US)

Claim of US Patent No. 10,924,607

1. A method comprising:determining, by a user equipment (UE), that a soft drop condition applies to a call over a telecommunication network, wherein the soft drop condition is indicative of bad user experience, is associated with subsequent manual call terminations;
activating, by the UE, a soft drop trigger based on determining that the soft drop condition applies to the call;
activating, by the UE, a manual end trigger based on receipt of manual user input terminating the call;
determining, by the UE, that the soft drop trigger is active when the manual end trigger is activated; and
responsive to determining that the soft drop trigger is active when the manual end trigger is activated, sending, by the UE, a message to the telecommunication network that includes a soft drop indicator associated with the soft drop condition,
wherein the soft drop condition is the expiration of an audio inactivity timer that runs when no audio activity is detected by the UE during the call until the timer expires or audio activity is detected by the UE during the call.