Simultaneously receiving calls from your mother and girlfriend is like a sword hanging over your head. You can’t put anyone on hold and can’t even merge the two calls into a conference call.
The blame is on smartphones, we own. At present, if you receive calls on both of your SIMs, your smartphone provides you two options. First, put the call on conference mode and talk to both callers and second, put one caller on hold and talk to another.
Qualcomm, the most innovative company of the 4G LTE domain, filed two patent application with the USPTO describing a third option in your smartphone. The two patents that will break the back of the beast are 20160014578 and 20160013180.
But how, you ask? By letting you call two different people and talk to them, without putting anyone on hold or putting them in a conference call.
But how that’s even possible on the planet earth? Well, to explain how Qualcomm is making it possible, have a look at the claim 2 and claim 3 of the patent 20160014578, which get published on Thursday.
2. The method of claim 1, wherein the first input/output device is an onboard microphone/speaker of the MSMA device and the second input/output device is a remote device.
3. The method of claim 2, wherein the remote device is one of a headset and another computing device wirelessly coupled to the MSMA device.
Here in the above written claims, the input/output devices are microphone and speaker. And MSMA stands for multi SIM, multi active which is dual SIM dual active technology that your smartphone already has.
Thus, you have to connect a Bluetooth headset with your smartphone to utilize this option. You can use the speaker and microphone of your smartphone to attend one caller and speaker and microphone of your Bluetooth headset to attend another.
You have to select which microphone and speakers you want to use for attending calls of a SIM, reads one embodiment of the patent. And you can also make an outgoing call from the second SIM while you are already attending an incoming call from the first.
So, which SIM you’re gonna assign for your mother? Let me know in the comment. I will let you know my plans, too. Seriously!