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1. (WO2011146831) WI-FI INTELLIGENT SELECTION ENGINE
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WHAT IS CLAIMED IS:

1 . A method for intelligent selection of a Wi-Fi access point from a mobile device, the method comprising:

receiving a time of day from a network;

assessing a location of the mobile device;

determining availability of one or more Wi-Fi access points at the location, the determination including comparing the location of the wireless device with a database of known locations, each known location being associated with said one or more Wi-Fi access points;

activating a Wi-Fi transceiver in the mobile device in response to one or more of the time of day, the location, and the availability of said one or more Wi-Fi access points; and

triggering the mobile device to connect to a Wi-Fi access point.

2. The method of claim 1 , further comprising activating the Wi-Fi transceiver and triggering the connection if the time falls within a predefined time block.

3. The method of claim 1 , wherein assessing the location further comprises receiving location information from a Global Positioning System (GPS) satellite.

4. The method of claim 1 , wherein assessing the location further comprises determining a radiofrequency (RF) fingerprint of one or more cell towers of the network, correlating the RF fingerprint with a location, and comparing the location with the database of known locations.

5. The method of claim 4, wherein the RF fingerprint is a combination of signal strength, timing, and noise.

6. The method of clam 1 , further comprising activating the Wi-Fi transceiver and triggering the Wi-Fi connection only when a bandwidth threshold is exceeded on a connection between the mobile device and the network.

7. The method of clam 1 , further comprising activating the Wi-Fi transceiver and triggering the Wi-Fi connection only for a specific type of mobile device.

8. The method of claim 1 , further comprising activating the Wi-Fi transceiver and triggering the Wi-Fi connection in response to a cellular broadcast received from the network, wherein the content of the cellular broadcast depends in part on the location of the mobile device.

9. The method of claim 1 , wherein assessing the location further comprises locating the mobile device by determining a set of reference frames, each reference frame correlated to a pair of cell sites, and correlating the set of reference frames to a set of geographical bin grid framework frame locations having a predetermined granularity.

10. The method of claim 1 , further comprising grading a

performance of the Wi-Fi access point and transmitting the graded

performance in a report to the network, wherein the report includes at least a throughput and a latency for the Wi-Fi access point.

1 1 . The method of claim 10, further comprising prompting a user to grade the performance of the Wi-Fi access point.

12. The method of clam 10, further comprising receiving a plurality of reports from a plurality mobile devices, ranking the Wi-Fi access points based in part on the plurality of reports, and triggering the Wi-Fi transceiver to connect to the highest graded Wi-Fi access point.

13. A system for intelligent selection of a Wi-Fi access point from a mobile device, the system comprising:

a mobile device having a network interface and a Wi-Fi transceiver; a plurality of cellular base stations, the signal of each of the plurality of cellular base stations forming a cell site, wherein the network interface of the mobile device access a network via the cell site;

a Wi-Fi access point in range of the mobile device; and

logic to determine a location of the mobile device and to compare the location of the wireless device with a database of known locations, each location being associated with one or more Wi-Fi access points;

wherein the Wi-Fi transceiver in the mobile device is activated in response to a determination that the Wi-Fi access point is in the location of the mobile device and available for use, and

wherein the logic triggers the Wi-Fi transceiver to connect to the Wi-Fi access point.

14. The system of clam 13, further comprising a server on the network, the server including the database of known locations, and the logic to activate and trigger the Wi-Fi transceiver.

15. The system of clam 14, further comprising a plurality of Wi-Fi access points in the cell site, wherein the server receives a plurality of reports from a plurality of mobile devices, each report providing a performance grade of at least one of the plurality of Wi-Fi access points, and wherein the server ranks the plurality of Wi-Fi access points based in part on the plurality of reports, and wherein the logic triggers the Wi-Fi transceiver to connect to the highest ranked of the plurality of Wi-Fi access points.

16. The system of claim 13, further comprising logic to determine a radiofrequency (RF) fingerprint of the location within the cell site, and to correlate the RF fingerprint with the database of known locations to deternnine the availability of the Wi-Fi access point.

17. A device for intelligent selection of a Wi-Fi access point, the device comprising:

a processor;

a memory coupled to the processor;

a network interface coupled to the processor;

a Wi-Fi transceiver coupled to the processor, wherein the Wi-Fi transceiver is initially in a deactivated state; and

logic on the memory to receive a time of day from a network, assess a location of the mobile device, determining an availability of one or more Wi-Fi access points at the location, the determination including comparing the location of the mobile device with a database of known locations, each known location being associated with said one or more Wi-Fi access points, activate the Wi-Fi transceiver in response to one or more of the time of day, the location, and the availability of said one or more Wi-Fi access points, and trigger the mobile device to connect to a Wi-Fi access point.

18. The mobile device of claim 17, further comprising a high-bandwidth application on the memory, wherein launching the high-bandwidth application causes the logic to activate the Wi-Fi transceiver and trigger the connection to the Wi-Fi access point.

19. The mobile device of claim 17, further comprising a user interface enabling a user to grade the Wi-Fi access point based on

performance, and transmit the grade in a report to a server on the network, wherein the report includes at least a throughput and a latency for the Wi-Fi access point.

20. The mobile device of claim 19, wherein the logic further enables the a user of the mobile device to communicate with the application server on the network via the cellular transceiver, receive a list of Wi-Fi access points ranked according to performance, and connect to the highest-ranked Wi-Fi access point.