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3. (US20170180530) Disablement of Lost or Stolen Device
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Claims

1. (canceled)
2. A computer-implemented method comprising:
receiving at a disablement service that communicates over a cellular network with a mobile device an indication that the mobile device needs to be disabled;
transmitting over a cellular network a disable command to the mobile device, wherein the disable command is a disablement communication signal that is permitted for communication under restricted use of the cellular network even when cellular network connectivity to the mobile device has been disabled via software controls on the device or by removing a physical authentication card of the device;
receiving the disable command at the mobile device; and
performing a disable action on the mobile device in accordance with the received disable command.
3. The computer-implemented method of claim 2, further comprising transmitting over the cellular network to the disablement service a confirmation from the mobile device that the disable command was received, wherein the confirmation is configured for the restricted use of the cellular network.
4. The computer-implemented method of claim 3, wherein identifying at the disablement service an indication that the mobile device needs to be disabled comprises:
determining at the mobile device that there is an indication that the mobile device has been lost or stolen;
transmitting over the cellular network a disable facilitation signal from the mobile device to the disablement service, wherein the disable facilitation signal is configured for restricted use of the cellular network even when cellular network connectivity to the mobile device has been disabled via software controls on the device or by removing a physical authentication card of the device;
receiving at the disablement service the disable facilitation signal; and
in response to receiving the disable facilitation signal, transmitting the disable command over the cellular network to the mobile device.
5. The computer-implemented method in accordance with claim 2, wherein the disable command is a software wipe command and wherein the disable action comprises removal of personal data and restoring the system of the mobile device to factory defaults.
6. The computer-implemented method in accordance with claim 2, wherein the disable command is a software downgrade command and wherein the disable action comprises performing a software downgrade on the mobile device.
7. The computer-implemented method in accordance with claim 2, wherein the disable command is a software removal command and wherein the disable action comprises removal of specified software on the mobile device.
8. A computer program product comprising computer storage media storing executable instructions which, when executed by one or more processors, perform a computer-implemented method, and wherein the stored executable instructions cause the computer-implemented method to perform the following:
receive at a disablement service that communicates over a cellular network with a mobile device an indication that the mobile device needs to be disabled;
transmit over a cellular network a disable command to the mobile device, wherein the disable command is a disablement communication signal that is permitted for communication under restricted use of the cellular network even when cellular network connectivity to the mobile device has been disabled via software controls on the device or by removing a physical authentication card of the device;
receive the disable command at the mobile device; and
perform a disable action on the mobile device in accordance with the received disable command.
9. The computer program product of claim 8, further comprising transmitting over the cellular network to the disablement service a confirmation from the mobile device that the disable command was received, wherein the confirmation is configured for the restricted use of the cellular network.
10. The computer program product of claim 9, wherein causing the method to identify at the disablement service an indication that the mobile device needs to be disabled comprises:
determining at the mobile device that there is an indication that the mobile device has been lost or stolen;
transmitting over the cellular network a disable facilitation signal from the mobile device to the disablement service, wherein the disable facilitation signal is configured for restricted use of the cellular network even when cellular network connectivity to the mobile device has been disabled via software controls on the device or by removing a physical authentication card of the device;
receiving at the disablement service the disable facilitation signal; and
in response to receiving the disable facilitation signal, transmitting the disable command over the cellular network to the mobile device.
11. The computer program product in accordance with claim 8, wherein the disable command is a software wipe command and wherein the disable action comprises removal of personal data and restoring the system of the mobile device to factory defaults.
12. The computer program product in accordance with claim 8, wherein the disable command is a software downgrade command and wherein the disable action comprises performing a software downgrade on the mobile device.
13. The computer program product in accordance with claim 8, wherein the disable command is a software removal command and wherein the disable action comprises removal of specified software on the mobile device.
14. A computer environment system configured with an architecture comprising:
a disablement service that communicates over a cellular network with a mobile device and is configured to receive an indication that the mobile device needs to be disabled;
a cellular network that is configured to transmit a disable command to the mobile device, wherein the disable command is a disablement communication signal that is permitted for communication under restricted use of the cellular network even when cellular network connectivity to the mobile device has been disabled via software controls on the device or by removing a physical authentication card of the device;
wherein the mobile device is configured to receive the disable command; and
wherein the mobile device is configured to perform a disable action on the mobile device in accordance with the received disable command.
15. The computer environment system of claim 14, wherein a confirmation from the mobile device is transmitted over the cellular network to the disablement service that the disable command was received, and wherein the confirmation is configured for the restricted use of the cellular network.
16. The computer environment system of claim 15, wherein configuring the disablement service to identify an indication that the mobile device needs to be disabled comprises:
determining at the mobile device that there is an indication that the mobile device has been lost or stolen;
transmitting over the cellular network a disable facilitation signal from the mobile device to the disablement service, wherein the disable facilitation signal is configured for restricted use of the cellular network even when cellular network connectivity to the mobile device has been disabled via software controls on the device or by removing a physical authentication card of the device;
receiving at the disablement service the disable facilitation signal; and
in response to receiving the disable facilitation signal, transmitting the disable command over the cellular network to the mobile device.
17. The computer environment system in accordance with claim 14, wherein the disable command is a software wipe command and wherein the disable action comprises removal of personal data and restoring the system of the mobile device to factory defaults.
18. The computer environment system in accordance with claim 14, wherein the disable command is a software downgrade command and wherein the disable action comprises performing a software downgrade on the mobile device.
19. The computer environment system in accordance with claim 14, wherein the disable command is a software removal command and wherein the disable action comprises removal of specified software on the mobile device.
20. The computer environment system in accordance with claim 14, wherein the disablement service comprises a cloud computing environment.
21. The computer environment system in accordance with claim 14, wherein the disablement service comprises a cluster of servers.
22. The computer environment system in accordance with claim 14, wherein the disablement service comprises a server.
23. The computer environment system in accordance with claim 14, further comprising a relevant decision module that determines whether general use of the cellular network is authorized.
24. The computer environment system in accordance with claim 23, wherein the relevant decision module comprises the cellular network comprises a cellular access management module at the cellular network that keeps track of whether the mobile device has general use authorization or restricted use authorization.
25. The computer environment system in accordance with claim 23, wherein the relevant decision module comprises a software module at the mobile device that, when activated, prohibits unrestricted use of the cellular network by the mobile device.