(19)
(11)EP 2 988 475 B1

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT SPECIFICATION

(45)Mention of the grant of the patent:
25.03.2020 Bulletin 2020/13

(21)Application number: 15182020.6

(22)Date of filing:  21.08.2015
(51)Int. Cl.: 
H04W 4/24  (2018.01)
H04M 1/725  (2006.01)
G06F 3/0484  (2013.01)
G06F 3/0488  (2013.01)
H04L 12/14  (2006.01)
H04L 29/08  (2006.01)
H04M 15/00  (2006.01)
G06F 3/0481  (2013.01)

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TRAFFIC CONTROL METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MOBILE ROUTER

VERKEHRSSTEUERUNGSVERFAHREN UND VORRICHTUNG FÜR MOBILE ROUTER

PROCÉDÉ DE CONTRÔLE DU TRAFIC ET DISPOSITIF DE ROUTEUR MOBILE


(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 22.08.2014 CN 201410418806

(43)Date of publication of application:
24.02.2016 Bulletin 2016/08

(73)Proprietor: Xiaomi Inc.
Beijing 100085 (CN)

(72)Inventors:
  • GAO, Sitai
    Haidian District Beijing 100085 (CN)
  • TANG, MU
    Haidian District Beijing 100085 (CN)

(74)Representative: Reeve, Nicholas Edward 
Reddie & Grose LLP The White Chapel Building 10 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 8QS
London E1 8QS (GB)


(56)References cited: : 
EP-A1- 2 391 179
US-A1- 2009 180 430
US-A1- 2012 157 038
US-A1- 2009 068 984
US-A1- 2012 155 296
US-A1- 2013 275 877
  
      
    Note: Within nine months from the publication of the mention of the grant of the European patent, any person may give notice to the European Patent Office of opposition to the European patent granted. Notice of opposition shall be filed in a written reasoned statement. It shall not be deemed to have been filed until the opposition fee has been paid. (Art. 99(1) European Patent Convention).


    Description

    TECHNICAL FIELD



    [0001] The present disclosure relates to a technical field of mobile communication, and more particularly, to a traffic control method for a mobile router and a traffic control device for a mobile router.

    BACKGROUND



    [0002] As the rapid development of a communication technology, more and more users choose to use a mobile router to surf the internet together. On one hand, like a mobile phone, the mobile router (such as a 3G/4G router) may be connected to a mobile data network of an operator, on the other hand, the mobile router may convert the mobile data network into wireless signals (such as WiFi signals) in a local area network for users who cannot directly use a 3G/4G network in the local area network to use. A user joins into the mobile data network after connecting to the mobile router, and thus the convenience of surfing the mobile data network may be shared together.

    [0003] Since at present the mobile data network is charged according to traffic, a traffic control of the mobile router by a manager of the mobile router is exceptionally important. For example, in a scene, the manager sometimes accesses the internet alone using the mobile router, sometimes allows other users to surf the internet together using the mobile router. However, the manager does not wish that too many traffic could be used by the other users when the other users share his/her own mobile router. Thus, the manager may want to control the traffic of the mobile router in time. However, there is no simple and quick traffic control method for a mobile router in the related art to satisfy the manager's requirement of controlling the traffic of the mobile router in time.

    [0004] US 2013/0275877 A1 discloses a method allowing a user to change a wireless speed setting for a device. The method includes sending, from a server over a network, information for displaying an interface in a web page to allow the user to change the wireless speed setting. US 2012/0157038 A1 describes a mobile computing device that supports cost-aware application components for operating over a metered network. US 2009/0180430 A1 relates to methods and apparatus for allocating resources such as communications bandwidth using a network access device. US 2009/0068984 A1 discloses a method, apparatus, and system for controlling usage of mbile devices. Supervisor users, such as parents and managers, are enabled to define usage-level based rules. EP 2391179 A1 discloses a system and method implemented at a communication device. US 2012/0155296 A1 describes a method of notifying a mobile station regarding data usage with a plan limit, including tracking an amount of data usage consumed by the bile station.

    SUMMARY OF THE INVENTION



    [0005] The present disclosure provides a traffic control method for a mobile router and a traffic control device for a mobile router to implement a timely control of traffic of a mobile router simply and quickly.

    [0006] According to a first aspect of embodiments of the present disclosure, there is provided a data traffic control method for a mobile router, owned by a user and possibly shared by said user with other users, including: generating a data traffic control widget and displaying the data traffic control widget on a control interface of the mobile router according to total traffic bound to the mobile router; receiving a data traffic operation on the data traffic control widget; wherein the data traffic control operation is configured to implement a limit to the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router from within the total data traffic allowance available to the mobile router, in order for the mobile router owner to keep his/her own traffic; and limiting the amount of data traffic of the mobile router according to the data traffic control operation, the limiting comprising when the mobile router is used in future, determining whether the limit of the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router is exceeded, and if yes, stopping the use of the data traffic by the mobile router.

    [0007] The data traffic control widget comprises a data traffic bar and a data traffic lock capable of sliding on the data traffic bar, in which a length of the data traffic bar is determined according to the total amount of data traffic, and the data traffic lock is configured to divide the amount of data traffic represented by the data traffic bar into an amount of locked data traffic and an amount of available data traffic.

    [0008] Limiting the amount of data traffic of the mobile router according to the data traffic operation includes: determining an amount of the locked data traffic according to a location of the data traffic lock after the data traffic lock stops sliding on the data traffic bar; stopping using a data network if only the locked data traffic is left.

    [0009] Alternatively, the method further includes: displaying an indication indicating whether to release the data traffic lock if only the locked data traffic is left; releasing the data traffic lock of the locked data traffic if an instruction of releasing the data traffic lock is detected.

    [0010] Alternatively, the amount of available data traffic and the amount of locked data traffic are displayed in real time according to a change in a location of the data traffic lock when the data traffic lock is sliding on the data traffic bar, and the amount of used data traffic and the amount of unused data traffic are displayed on the data traffic bar in different modes.

    [0011] According to a second aspect of embodiments of the present disclosure, there is provided a data traffic control device for a mobile router, owned by a user and possibly shared by said user with other users, including: a widget displaying module, configured to generate a data traffic control widget and display the data traffic control widget on a control interface of the mobile router according to total traffic bound to the mobile router; an operation receiving module, configured to receive a data traffic operation on the data traffic control widget; wherein the data traffic control operation is configured to implement a limit to the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router from within the total data traffic allowance available to the mobile router, in order for the mobile router owner to keep his/her own traffic; a data traffic limiting module, configured to limit the amount of data traffic of the mobile router according to the data traffic operation, the limiting comprising when the mobile router is used in future, determining whether the limit of the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router is exceeded, and if yes, stopping the use of the data traffic by the mobile router.

    [0012] The data traffic control widget comprises a data traffic bar and a data traffic lock capable of sliding on the data traffic bar, in which a length of the data traffic bar is determined according to the total amount of data traffic, and the data traffic lock is configured to divide the amount of data traffic represented by the data traffic bar into an amount of locked data traffic and an amount of available data traffic.

    [0013] The data traffic limiting module includes: a locked data traffic determining sub-module, configured to determine an amount of the locked data traffic according to a location of the data traffic lock after the data traffic lock stops sliding on the data traffic bar; and a network controlling sub-module, configured to stop using a data network if only the locked data traffic is left.

    [0014] Alternatively, the data traffic control device further includes: a releasing module, configured to display an indication indicating whether to release the data traffic lock if only the locked data traffic is left and to release the data traffic lock of the locked data traffic if an instruction of releasing the data traffic lock is detected.

    [0015] In embodiments of the present disclosure, the traffic control widget may be generated according to the total traffic bound to the mobile router for a user to perform an operation on the control interface of the mobile router, and a limit of the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented within the total traffic. For example, the traffic control widget may be the traffic bar with the traffic lock, and the amount of the locked traffic may be adjusted by sliding the traffic lock on the traffic bar, such that a timely control on the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented simply and quickly.

    [0016] According to a third aspect of embodiments of the present disclosure, a corresponding program product is also provided.

    [0017] It is to be understood that both the foregoing general description and the following detailed description are exemplary and explanatory only and are not restrictive of the disclosure, as claimed.

    BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWINGS



    [0018] The accompanying drawings, which are incorporated in and constitute a part of this specification, illustrate embodiments consistent with the disclosure and, together with the description, serve to explain the principles of the disclosure.

    Fig. 1 is a flow chart illustrating a traffic control method for a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 2 is a schematic diagram illustrating a traffic control widget according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 3 is a flow chart illustrating a traffic control method for a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 4 is a flow chart illustrating a traffic control method for a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 5 is a flow chart illustrating a traffic control method of a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 6 is a schematic diagram illustrating a location of a traffic lock according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 7 is a schematic diagram illustrating a movement of a traffic lock according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 8 is a schematic diagram illustrating that a traffic lock is pressed for a long time according to an embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 9 is a schematic diagram illustrating that a traffic lock is activated according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 10 is a schematic diagram illustrating an indication indicating releasing a traffic lock according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 11 is a block diagram illustrating a traffic control device for a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 12 is a block diagram illustrating a traffic control device for a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure;

    Fig. 13 is a block diagram illustrating a traffic control device for a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure; and

    Fig. 14 is a block diagram illustrating a device for controlling traffic of a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.


    DETAILED DESCRIPTION



    [0019] Reference will now be made in detail to exemplary embodiments, examples of which are illustrated in the accompanying drawings. The following description refers to the accompanying drawings in which the same numbers in different drawings represent the same or similar elements unless otherwise represented. The implementations set forth in the following description of exemplary embodiments do not represent all implementations consistent with the disclosure. Instead, they are merely examples of apparatuses and methods consistent with aspects related to the disclosure as recited in the appended claims.

    [0020] Fig. 1 is a flow chart illustrating a traffic control method for a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.

    [0021] In step S101, a traffic control widget is generated and the traffic control widget(a graphical user interface with a control function)is displayed on a control interface of the mobile router according to total traffic bound to the mobile router.

    [0022] For example, similar to a mobile terminal such as a mobile phone, usually a package of data traffic may be bound or available to the mobile router, for example 800MB per month. That is, in this month, the total traffic bound to the mobile router is 800MB. In this context, total traffic bound to the mobile router means the total amount of data available for transmission via the mobile router, including both downloads and/or uploads of data. The amount of data that is available for download and/or upload may be specified according to an agreement between the owner of the router and a telecommunication services provider. The amount of data traffic that is available for transmission may be time limited, for example 800MB per month, or may be data limited, in other words a data package of 800MB that can be used over any period of time until all of the data allowance has been used up.

    [0023] Usually, the mobile router has a simple operating system. The mobile router may be logged in using a terminal device (such as a mobile phone, a tablet computer or a PC (personal computer)). The mobile router may be set or configured through an operating interface of the operating system of the mobile router. Moreover, an APP (application) for operating the mobile router may be set up on the terminal device (such as a mobile phone). An operating interface of the APP is the operating interface of the mobile router. If it is necessary to set the mobile router, the APP on the mobile phone may be opened directly.

    [0024] After obtaining the total traffic bound to the mobile router, the traffic control widget may be generated according to the total traffic. The traffic control widget may limit the mobile router by defining the total traffic as a maximum traffic and adjust an amount of current available traffic of the mobile router. A specific type of the traffic control widget is not limited in this embodiment. For example, the traffic control widget may be constructed of a strip-shaped traffic bar and a slider-shaped traffic lock on the traffic bar, and a value of locked traffic may be adjusted by sliding the traffic lock. For another example, the traffic control widget may be a type of dial wheel, and the value of the locked traffic may be adjusted by dialing the dial wheel (similar to dialing a dial wheel so as to adjust a date). For another example, the traffic bar may be a type of dial with a needle, and a percentage of the locked traffic in the total traffic may be adjusted by dialing the needle on the dial. For another example, the traffic control widget even may be a simple edit box, and the value of the locked traffic is input in the edit box, etc.

    [0025] In step S102, a traffic operation on the traffic control widget is received.

    [0026] The traffic operation is an operation for controlling the traffic. After the traffic control widget is displayed on the control interface, the user may perform the traffic operation on the traffic control widget using a touch screen or a keyboard.

    [0027] In step S103, traffic of the mobile router is limited according to the traffic operation.

    [0028] For example, assuming that the total traffic is 800MB, the current remaining traffic is 700MB, and300MB of traffic is locked by operating the traffic control widget by the user, when the mobile router is used in future, if only 300MB of traffic is left, the use of the data network is stopped, that is, the traffic is locked at 300MB.

    [0029] In this embodiment, the traffic control widget may be generated according to the total traffic bound to the mobile router for a user to operate on the control interface of the mobile router, and a limit of the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented within the total traffic. For example, the traffic control widget may be the traffic bar with the traffic lock. The amount of the locked traffic may be adjusted by sliding the traffic lock on the traffic bar, such that a timely control of the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented simply and quickly.

    [0030] Fig. 2 is a schematic diagram illustrating a traffic control widget according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure.

    [0031] In this embodiment, the traffic control widget may include the traffic bar and the traffic lock capable of sliding on the traffic bar. A length of the traffic bar is determined according to the total traffic, and the traffic lock is configured to divide traffic represented by the traffic bar into locked traffic and available traffic. The traffic represented by the traffic bar is current unused traffic. The current unused traffic may be further divided into locked traffic and available traffic. The locked traffic and the available traffic are demarcated by the traffic lock.

    [0032] Referring to Fig. 2, in Fig. 2, Reference numeral 201 represents the traffic bar, i.e. the total traffic. Reference numeral 206 represents the traffic lock capable of sliding left and right along the traffic bar. Reference numeral 205 represents the locked traffic divided by the traffic lock. Reference numeral 202 represents current used traffic. Reference numeral 203 represents the current unused traffic. Reference numeral 204 represents the available traffic in the current unused traffic. The available traffic 204 and the locked traffic 205 constitute the current unused traffic 203. The current unused traffic 203 and the current used traffic 202 constitute the total traffic 201.

    [0033] Additionally, in Fig. 2, the traffic lock is designed as a lock-shaped icon. In other scenes, the traffic lock may be other icons, such as a rectangular slider, etc.

    [0034] In this embodiment or other embodiments of the present disclosure, referring to Fig. 3, the traffic of the mobile router may be limited according to the traffic operation, including following steps.

    [0035] In step S1031, an amount of the locked traffic is determined according to a location of the traffic lock after the traffic lock stops sliding on the traffic bar.

    [0036] In step S1032, a data network is stopped using if only the locked traffic is left.

    [0037] Take Fig. 2 as an example, as the use of the mobile router, a length of the current used traffic 202 increases gradually. Accordingly, a length of the current unused traffic 203 decreases gradually. The traffic lock may be slid by the user on the traffic bar randomly to set the value of the locked traffic 205. Of course, it is easy to understand that, if the user slides the traffic lock in a range of the current used traffic 202, a biggest value of the locked traffic 205 is the value of the current unused traffic 203.

    [0038] Additionally, referring to Fig. 4, in this embodiment and other embodiments of the present disclosure, the method may further include following steps.

    [0039] In step S401, an indication indicating whether to release the traffic lock is displayed if only the locked traffic is left.

    [0040] In step S402, the traffic lock of the locked traffic is released if an instruction of releasing the traffic lock is detected.

    [0041] In this way, if the user changes his/her mind and does not want to limit the traffic, the traffic lock of the locked traffic may be released.

    [0042] Additionally, in this embodiment and other embodiments of the present disclosure, the available traffic and the locked traffic are displayed in real time according to a change in a location of the traffic lock when the traffic lock is sliding on the traffic bar.

    [0043] In order to be convenient for the user to obtain details of the traffic lock directly, the available traffic and the locked traffic may be displayed in real time according to the change in the location of the traffic lock. The specific value of the locked traffic may be obtained by multiplying a percentage of a length of the locked traffic in the length of the traffic bar by the total traffic.

    [0044] Additionally, in this embodiment and other embodiments of the present disclosure, used traffic and unused traffic are displayed on the traffic bar in different modes. Visual modes may comprise one or more of a display colour, a shading technique, a fill pattern, a difference in size, a highlight or other visual emphasis for visually distinguishing the used traffic and unused traffic bars from one another.

    [0045] Take Fig. 2 as an example, in Fig. 2, in order to conveniently distinguish the current used traffic from the current unused traffic, the current used traffic 202 is displayed using white color, and the current unused traffic 203 is displayed using black color.

    [0046] In this embodiment, the traffic control widget may be generated according to the total traffic bound to the mobile router for a user to perform an operation on the control interface of the mobile router, and a limit of the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented within the total traffic. For example, the traffic control widget may be the traffic bar with the traffic lock, and the amount of the locked traffic may be adjusted by sliding the traffic lock on the traffic bar, such that a timely control of the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented simply and quickly.

    [0047] In the following, a solution of the present disclosure is further described with reference to a specific scene, referring to Fig. 5.

    [0048] In step S501, information of a package of traffic of a mobile router is obtained.

    [0049] The information of the package of traffic ordered by the mobile router may be input by the user manually, or may be obtained from an operator by an operating system of the mobile router or an APP for operating the mobile router on a mobile phone.

    [0050] In step S502, a traffic bar is generated according to total traffic in the information of the package of traffic.

    [0051] A value of the total traffic and a value of current remaining traffic may be further displayed on the interface.

    [0052] In step S503, a traffic lock is initialized.

    [0053] Since traffic is not limited by when the traffic lock is initialized, the traffic lock may be located at a zero location at a rightmost end of the traffic bar.

    [0054] In step S504, a first sliding operation on the traffic lock is received from the user and locked traffic is set according to a location of the traffic lock after the traffic lock stops sliding.

    [0055] For example, one day, 654.6MB of traffic in the 800MB of traffic is left. Considering that the traffic cannot be used in a short time, it is necessary to make prudent use of the traffic. Thus, the traffic lock is slid and 100MB of traffic in the current remaining traffic is locked.

    [0056] Referring to Fig. 6, in Fig. 6, the user sets the traffic lock at a location of "remaining (locked) 100MB", that is, the traffic is locked if only 100MB of traffic is left. Thus, currently, 554.6MB of traffic in the 654.6MB of traffic is available.

    [0057] In step S505, a second sliding operation on the traffic lock is received from the user and the locked traffic is adjusted according to a new location of the traffic lock after the traffic lock stops sliding.

    [0058] For example, another day, the mobile router is shared by the user with his/her friends. In order to keep his/her own traffic, the user may slide the traffic lock to the left, that is, a range of the locked traffic is expanded.

    [0059] Referring to Fig. 7, in Fig. 7, the traffic lock is slid from a location of "remaining (locked) 100MB" to a location of "remaining (locked) 300MB".

    [0060] In step S506,it is queried whether the user wants to delete the traffic lock, if the traffic lock is pressed by the user for a long time.

    [0061] Before the traffic is locked, the user may press the traffic lock for a long time (referring to Fig. 8) if the user wants to release the traffic lock set previously. Then, a dialog is displayed on the interface, querying whether the user wants to delete the traffic lock.

    [0062] In step S507, a use of a data network of the mobile router is stopped and it is queried whether the user wants to release the traffic lock if the locked traffic is reached.

    [0063] With the use of the traffic, only 100MB of traffic is left one day. That is, the locked traffic is reached, and the traffic lock is activated, as shown in Fig. 9. At this time, the use of the data network of the mobile router is stopped. That is, the traffic is stopped using. At the same time, a dialog illustrated in Fig. 10 may be displayed, querying whether the user wants to release the traffic lock. If the user chooses a press button of "release", an instruction of releasing the traffic lock is triggered, such that the traffic lock is released.

    [0064] In this embodiment, the traffic control widget may be generated according to the total traffic bound to the mobile router for a user to perform an operation on the control interface of the mobile router, and a limit of the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented within the total traffic. For example, the traffic control widget may be the traffic bar with the traffic lock, and the amount of the locked traffic may be adjusted by sliding the traffic lock on the traffic bar, such that a timely control of the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented simply and quickly.

    [0065] Fig. 11 is a block diagram illustrating a traffic control device for a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure. The traffic control device may include: a widget displaying module1101, configured to generate a traffic control widget and display the traffic control widget on a control interface of the mobile router according to total traffic bound to the mobile router; an operation receiving module 1102, configured to receive a traffic operation on the traffic control widget; and a traffic limiting module 1103, configured to limit traffic of the mobile router according to the traffic operation.

    [0066] In this embodiment or other embodiments of the present disclosure, the traffic control widget includes a traffic bar and a traffic lock capable of sliding on the traffic bar, in which a length of the traffic bar is determined according to the total traffic, and the traffic lock is configured to divide traffic represented by the traffic bar into locked traffic and available traffic.

    [0067] Referring to Fig. 12, in this embodiment or other embodiments of the present disclosure, the traffic limiting module 1103 may include: a locked traffic determining sub-module 1103a, configured to determine an amount of the locked traffic according to a location of the traffic lock after the traffic lock stops sliding on the traffic bar; a network controlling sub-module 1103b, configured to stop using a data network if only the locked traffic is left.

    [0068] Additionally, referring to Fig. 13, in this embodiment or other embodiments of the present disclosure, the traffic control device may further include: a releasing module 1104, configured to display an indication indicating whether to release the traffic lock if only the locked traffic is left and to release the traffic lock of the locked traffic if an instruction of releasing the traffic lock is detected.

    [0069] In embodiments of the present disclosure, the traffic control widget may be generated according to the total traffic bound to the mobile router for a user to perform an operation on the control interface of the mobile router, and a limit of the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented within the total traffic. For example, the traffic control widget may be the traffic bar with the traffic lock, and the amount of the locked traffic may be adjusted by sliding the traffic lock on the traffic bar, such that a timely control of the traffic of the mobile router may be implemented simply and quickly.

    [0070] With respect to the devices in above embodiments, the specific manners for performing operations for individual modules therein have been described in detail in the embodiments regarding the methods, which are not elaborated herein again.

    [0071] In embodiments of the present disclosure, there is also provided a traffic control device for a mobile router, including: a processor; a memory configured to store instructions executable by the processor; in which the processor is configured to: generate a traffic control widget and display the traffic control widget on a control interface of the mobile router according to total traffic bound to the mobile router; receive a traffic operation on the traffic control widget; limit traffic of the mobile router according to the traffic operation.

    [0072] In embodiments of the present disclosure, there is also provided a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium having stored therein instructions that, when executed by a processor of a terminal device, causes the terminal device to perform a traffic control method for a mobile router. The traffic control method includes: generating a traffic control widget and displaying the traffic control widget on a control interface of the mobile router according to total traffic bound to the mobile router; receiving a traffic operation on the traffic control widget; limiting traffic of the mobile router according to the traffic operation.

    [0073] Fig. 14 is a block diagram of a device for controlling traffic of a mobile router according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure. For example, the device 1800may be a mobile phone, a computer, a digital broadcasting terminal, a message receiving and sending equipment, a game controller, a tablet device, a medical equipment, a fitness equipment, a PDA and so on.

    [0074] Referring to Fig. 14, the device 1800 may include one or more of the following components: a processing component1802, a memory 1804, a power component1806, a multimedia component1808, an audio component1810, an input/output (I/O) interface1812, a sensor component1814, and a communication component1816.

    [0075] The processing component 1802 typically controls overall operations of the device 1800, such as the operations associated with display, telephone calls, data communications, camera operations, and recording operations. The processing component 1802 may include one or more processors 1820 to execute instructions so as to perform all or part of the steps in the above described methods. Moreover, the processing component 1802 may include one or more modules which facilitate the interaction between the processing component 1802 and other components. For instance, the processing component 1802 may include a multimedia module to facilitate the interaction between the multimedia component 1808 and the processing component 1802.

    [0076] The memory 1804 is configured to store various types of data to support the operation of the device 1800. Examples of such data include instructions for any applications or methods operated on the device 1800, contact data, phonebook data, messages, pictures, videos, etc. The memory 1804 may be implemented using any type of volatile or non-volatile memory devices, or a combination thereof, such as a static random access memory (SRAM), an electrically erasable programmable read-only memory (EEPROM), an erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM), a programmable read-only memory (PROM), a read-only memory (ROM), a magnetic memory, a flash memory, a magnetic or optical disk.

    [0077] The power component 1806 provides power to various components of the device 1800. The power component 1806 may include a power management system, one or more power sources, and any other components associated with the generation, management, and distribution of power in the device 1800.

    [0078] The multimedia component 1808 includes a screen providing an output interface between the device 1800 and the user. In some embodiments, the screen may include a liquid crystal display (LCD) and a touch panel (TP). If the screen includes the touch panel, the screen may be implemented as a touch screen to receive input signals from the user. The touch panel includes one or more touch sensors to sense touches, swipes, and gestures on the touch panel. The touch sensors may not only sense a boundary of a touch or swipe action, but also sense a duration and a pressure associated with the touch or swipe action. In some embodiments, the multimedia component 1808 includes a front camera and/or a rear camera. The front camera and/or the rear camera may receive external multimedia data while the device 1800 is in an operation mode, such as a photographing mode or a video mode. Each of the front camera and the rear camera may be a fixed optical lens system, or have focus and optical zoom capability.

    [0079] The audio component 1810 is configured to output and/or input an audio signal. For example, the audio component 1810 includes a microphone ("MIC") configured to receive an external audio signal when the device 1800 is in an operation mode, such as a call mode, a recording mode, and a voice recognition mode. The received audio signal may be further stored in the memory 1804 or transmitted via the communication component 1816. In some embodiments, the audio component 1810 further includes a speaker to output audio signals.

    [0080] The I/O interface 1812 provides an interface between the processing component 1802 and a peripheral interface module, such as a keyboard, a click wheel, a button, and the like. The button may include, but are not limited to, a home button, a volume button, a starting button, and a locking button.

    [0081] The sensor component 1814 includes one or more sensors to provide status assessments of various aspects of the device 1800. For instance, the sensor component 1814 may detect an on/off status of the device1800, relative position of a component (e.g., the display and the keypad) of the device 1800, a change in position of the device 1800 or a component of the device 1800, a presence or absence of user contact with the device 1800, an orientation or an acceleration/deceleration of the device 1800, and a change in temperature of the device 1800. The sensor component 1814 may include a proximity sensor configured to detect the presence of nearby objects without any physical contact. The sensor component 1814 may also include a light sensor, such as a CMOS or CCD image sensor, for use in imaging applications. In some embodiments, the sensor component 1814 may also include an accelerometer sensor, a gyroscope sensor, a magnetic sensor, a pressure sensor, or a temperature sensor.

    [0082] The communication component 1816 is configured to facilitate wired or wireless communication between the device 1800 and other devices. The device 1800 can access a wireless network based on a communication standard, such as a WIFI network, a 2Gnetwork, or a 3Gnetwork, or a combination thereof. In one exemplary embodiment, the communication component 1816 receives a broadcast signal or broadcast associated information from an external broadcast management system via a broadcast channel. In one exemplary embodiment, the communication component 1816 further includes a near field communication (NFC) module to facilitate short-range communications. For example, the NFC module may be implemented based on a technology such as a radio frequency identification (RFID) technology, an infrared data association (IrDA) technology, an ultra-wideband (UWB) technology, a Bluetooth (BT) technology, and other technologies.

    [0083] In exemplary embodiments, the device 1800 may be implemented with at least one device selected from a group consisting of an application specific integrated circuit (ASIC), a digital signal processor (DSP), a digital signal processing device (DSPD), a programmable logic device (PLD), a field programmable gate arrays (FPGA), a controller, a micro-controller, a microprocessor, or other electronic components, for performing the above described methods according to embodiments of the present disclosure.

    [0084] In exemplary embodiments, there is also provided a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium including instructions, such as the memory 1804including instructions, and the instructions are executable by the processor 1820 of the device 1800, for performing the above-described methods. For example, the non-transitory computer-readable storage medium may be a ROM, a random access memory (RAM), a CD-ROM, a magnetic tape, a floppy disc, an optical data storage device, and the like.

    [0085] Other embodiments of the disclosure will be apparent to those skilled in the art from consideration of the specification and practice of the disclosure disclosed here. This application is intended to cover any variations, uses, or adaptations of the disclosure following the general principles thereof and including such departures from the present disclosure as come within known or customary practice in the art.


    Claims

    1. A data traffic control method for a mobile router, owned by a user and possibly shared by said user with other users, comprising:

    generating (S101) a data traffic control widget and displaying the data traffic control widget on a control interface of the mobile router according to the total data traffic allowance available to the mobile router;

    receiving (S102) a data traffic control operation on the data traffic control widget;

    wherein the data traffic control operation is configured to implement a limit to the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router from within the total data traffic allowance available to the mobile router, in order for the mobile router owner to keep his/her own traffic;

    limiting (S103) the amount of data traffic of the mobile router according to the data traffic control operation, the limiting comprising when the mobile router is used in future, determining whether the limit of the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router is exceeded, and if yes, stopping the use of the data traffic by the mobile router,

    wherein the data traffic control widget comprises a data traffic bar (201) and a data traffic lock (206) capable of sliding on the data traffic bar, wherein a length of the data traffic bar (201) is determined according to the total amount of data traffic, and the data traffic lock (206) is configured to divide the amount of data traffic represented by the data traffic bar (201) into an amount of locked data traffic (205) and an amount of available data traffic (204), and wherein limiting the amount of data traffic of the mobile router according to the data traffic operation comprises:

    determining (S1031) an amount of the locked data traffic (205) according to a location of the data traffic lock (206) after the data traffic lock stops sliding on the data traffic bar;

    stopping (S1032) using a data network if only the locked data traffic (205) is left.


     
    2. The data traffic control method according to claim 1, further comprising:

    displaying (S401) an indication of whether to release the data traffic lock (205) if only the locked data traffic (205) is left;

    releasing (S402) the data traffic lock (206) of the locked data traffic if an instruction of releasing the data traffic lock is detected.


     
    3. The data traffic control method according to claim 1 or 2, wherein the amount of available data traffic (204) and the amount of locked data traffic (205) are displayed in real time according to a change in a location of the data traffic lock (206) when the data traffic lock is sliding on the data traffic bar (201), and the amount of used data traffic (202) and the amount of unused data traffic (203) are displayed on the data traffic bar in different modes.
     
    4. A data traffic control device for a mobile router, owned by a user and possibly shared by said user with other users, comprising:

    a widget displaying module (1101), configured to generate a data traffic control widget and display the data traffic control widget on a control interface of the mobile router according to the total data traffic allowance available to the mobile router;

    an operation receiving module (1102), configured to receive a data traffic control operation on the data traffic control widget;

    wherein the data traffic control operation is configured to implement a limit to the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router from within the total data traffic allowance available to the mobile router, in order for the mobile router owner to keep his/her own traffic;

    a data traffic limiting module (1103), configured to limit the amount of data traffic of the mobile router according to the data traffic control operation, the limiting comprising when the mobile router is used in future, determining whether the limit of the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router is exceeded, and if yes, stopping the use of the data traffic by the mobile router, wherein the data traffic control widget comprises a data traffic bar (201) and a data traffic lock (206) capable of sliding on the data traffic bar (201), wherein a length of the data traffic bar (201) is determined according to the total amount of data traffic, and the data traffic lock (206) is configured to divide the amount of data traffic represented by the data traffic bar into an amount of locked data traffic (205) and an amount of available data traffic (204), and wherein the data traffic limiting module (1103) comprises:

    a locked data traffic determining sub-module(1103a), configured to determine an amount of the locked data traffic according to a location of the data traffic lock (206) after the data traffic lock stops sliding on the data traffic bar;

    a network controlling sub-module (1103b), configured to stop using a data network if only the locked data traffic is left.


     
    5. The data traffic control device according to claim 4, further comprising:
    a releasing module (1104), configured to display an indication of whether to release the data traffic lock if only the locked data traffic is left and to release the data traffic lock of the locked data traffic if an instruction of releasing the data traffic lock is detected.
     
    6. A program product having stored therein instructions that, when executed by one or more processors of a data traffic control device for a mobile router owned by a user and possibly shared by said user with other users, causes the data traffic control device to:

    generate a data traffic control widget and displaying the data traffic control widget on a control interface of a mobile router according to the total data traffic allowance available to the mobile router;

    receive a data traffic control operation on the data traffic control widget;

    wherein the data traffic control operation is configured to implement a limit to the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router from within the total data traffic allowance available to the mobile router, in order for the mobile router owner to keep his/her own traffic;

    limit the amount of data traffic of the mobile router according to the data traffic control operation, the limiting comprising when the mobile router is used in future, determining whether the limit of the amount of data traffic used by the mobile router is exceeded, and if yes, stopping the use of the data traffic by the mobile router;

    wherein the data traffic control widget comprises a data traffic bar (201) and a data traffic lock (206) capable of sliding on the data traffic bar, wherein a length of the data traffic bar (201) is determined according to the total amount of data traffic, and the data traffic lock (206) is configured to divide the amount of data traffic represented by the data traffic bar (201) into an amount of locked data traffic (205) and an amount of available data traffic (204);and wherein limiting the amount of data traffic of the mobile router according to the data traffic operation comprises:

    determining (S1031) an amount of the locked data traffic (205) according to a location of the data traffic lock (206) after the data traffic lock stops sliding on the data traffic bar;

    stopping (S1032) using a data network if only the locked data traffic (205) is left.


     


    Ansprüche

    1. Datenverkehrssteuerverfahren für einen mobilen Router, der im Besitz eines Benutzers ist und möglicherweise von dem genannten Benutzer mit anderen Benutzern gemeinsam genutzt wird, das Folgendes beinhaltet:

    Erzeugen (S101) eines Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget und Anzeigen des Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget auf einer Steuerschnittstelle des mobilen Routers gemäß der dem mobilen Router zur Verfügung stehenden Gesamtdatenverkehrszuweisung;

    Empfangen (S102) einer Datenverkehrssteueroperation auf dem Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget;

    wobei die Datenverkehrssteueroperation zum Implementieren einer Begrenzung der Menge an Datenverkehr, der vom mobilen Router innerhalb der dem mobilen Router zur Verfügung stehenden Gesamtdatenverkehrszuweisung benutzt wird, damit der Besitzer des mobilen Routers seinen eigenen Verkehr behält;

    Begrenzen (S103) der Menge an Datenverkehr des mobilen Routers gemäß der Datenverkehrssteueroperation, wobei die Begrenzung, wenn der mobile Router in Zukunft benutzt wird, das Feststellen beinhaltet, ob die Begrenzung der Menge an vom mobilen Router benutztem Datenverkehr überschritten wird, und wenn ja, Stoppen der Benutzung des Datenverkehrs durch den mobilen Router,

    wobei das Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget einen Datenverkehrsbalken (201) und ein Datenverkehrsschloss (206) umfasst, das auf dem Datenverkehrsbalken gleiten kann, wobei eine Länge des Datenverkehrsbalkens (201) gemäß der Gesamtmenge an Datenverkehr bestimmt wird und das Datenverkehrsschloss (206) zum Unterteilen des durch den Datenverkehrsbalken (201) repräsentierten Datenverkehrs in eine Menge an gesperrtem Datenverkehr (205) und eine Menge an verfügbarem Datenverkehr (204) konfiguriert ist, und wobei das Begrenzen der Menge an Datenverkehr des mobilen Routers gemäß der Datenverkehrsoperation Folgendes beinhaltet:

    Bestimmen (S1031) einer Menge des gesperrten Datenverkehrs (205) je nach einem Ort des Datenverkehrsschlosses (206), wenn das Datenverkehrsschloss nicht mehr auf dem Datenverkehrsbalken gleitet;

    Stoppen (S1032) der Benutzung eines Datennetzwerks, wenn nur der gesperrte Datenverkehr (205) übrig ist.


     
    2. Datenverkehrssteuerverfahren nach Anspruch 1, das ferner Folgendes beinhaltet:

    Anzeigen (S401) eines Indikators, ob das Datenverkehrsschloss (205) gelöst werden soll, wenn nur der gesperrte Datenverkehr (205) übrig ist;

    Lösen (S402) des Datenverkehrsschlosses (206) des gesperrten Datenverkehrs, wenn ein Befehl zum Lösen des Datenverkehrsschlosses erkannt wird.


     
    3. Datenverkehrssteuerverfahren nach Anspruch 1 oder 2, wobei die Menge an verfügbarem Datenverkehr (204) und die Menge an gesperrtem Datenverkehr (205) in Echtzeit gemäß einer Änderung des Orts des Datenverkehrsschlosses (206) angezeigt werden, wenn das Datenverkehrsschloss auf dem Datenverkehrsbalken (206) gleitet, und die Menge an benutztem Datenverkehr (202) und die Menge an unbenutztem Datenverkehr (203) auf dem Datenverkehrsbalken in unterschiedlichen Modi angezeigt werden.
     
    4. Datenverkehrssteuergerät für einen mobilen Router, der im Besitz eines Benutzers ist und möglicherweise von dem genannten Benutzer mit anderen Benutzern gemeinsam genutzt wird, das Folgendes umfasst:

    ein Widget-Anzeigemodul (1101), konfiguriert zum Erzeugen eines Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget und zum Anzeigen des Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget auf einer Steuerschnittstelle des mobilen Routers gemäß der dem mobilen Router zur Verfügung stehenden Gesamtdatenverkehrszuweisung;

    ein Operationsempfangsmodul (1102), konfiguriert zum Empfangen einer Datenverkehrssteueroperation auf dem Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget;

    wobei die Datenverkehrssteueroperation zum Implementieren einer Begrenzung der Menge an von dem mobilen Router benutztem Datenverkehr innerhalb der dem mobilen Router zur Verfügung stehenden Gesamtdatenverkehrszuweisung konfiguriert ist, damit der Besitzer des mobilen Routers seinen eigenen Verkehr behält;

    ein Datenverkehrsbegrenzungsmodul (1103), konfiguriert zum Begrenzen der Menge an Datenverkehr des mobilen Routers gemäß der Datenverkehrssteueroperation, wobei die Begrenzung, wenn der mobile Router in Zukunft benutzt wird, Folgendes beinhaltet: Feststellen, ob die Begrenzung der Menge an vom mobilen Router benutztem Datenverkehr überschritten ist, und wenn ja, Stoppen der Benutzung des Datenverkehrs durch den mobilen Router, wobei das Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget einen Datenverkehrsbalken (201) und ein Datenverkehrsschloss (206) umfasst, das auf dem Datenverkehrsbalken (201) gleiten kann, wobei eine Länge des Datenverkehrsbalkens (201) gemäß der Gesamtmenge an Datenverkehr bestimmt wird, und das Datenverkehrsschloss (206) zum Unterteilen der von dem Datenverkehrsbalken repräsentierten Menge an Datenverkehr in eine Menge an gesperrtem Datenverkehr (205) und eine Menge an verfügbarem Datenverkehr (204) konfiguriert ist, und wobei das Datenverkehrsbegrenzungsmodul (1103) Folgendes umfasst:

    ein Gesperrter-Datenverkehr-Bestimmungssubmodul (1103a), konfiguriert zum Bestimmen einer Menge des gesperrten Datenverkehrs je nach einem Ort des Datenverkehrsschlosses (206), nachdem das Datenverkehrsschloss nicht mehr auf dem Datenverkehrsbalken gleitet;

    ein Netzwerksteuerungssubmodul (1103b), konfiguriert zum Stoppen der Benutzung eines Datennetzwerks, wenn nur der gesperrte Datenverkehr (205) übrig ist.


     
    5. Datenverkehrssteuergerät nach Anspruch 4, das ferner Folgendes umfasst:
    ein Freigabemodul (1104), konfiguriert zum Anzeigen einer Indikation, ob das Datenverkehrsschloss gelöst werden soll, wenn nur der gesperrte Datenverkehr übrig ist, und zum Lösen des Datenverkehrsschlosses des gesperrten Datenverkehrs, wenn ein Befehl zum Lösen des Datenverkehrsschlosses erkannt wird.
     
    6. Programmprodukt, auf dem Befehle gespeichert sind, die bei Ausführung durch einen oder mehrere Prozessoren eines Datenverkehrssteuergeräts für einen mobilen Router, der im Besitz eines Benutzers ist und möglicherweise von dem genannten Benutzer mit anderen Benutzern gemeinsam genutzt wird, bewirkt, dass das Datenverkehrssteuergerät:

    ein Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget erzeugt und das Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget auf einer Steuerschnittstelle eines mobilen Routers gemäß der dem mobilen Router zur Verfügung stehenden Gesamtdatenverkehrszuweisung anzeigt;

    eine Datenverkehrssteueroperation auf dem Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget empfängt;

    wobei die Datenverkehrssteueroperation zum Implementieren einer Begrenzung der Menge an vom mobilen Router benutztem Datenverkehr innerhalb der dem mobilen Router zur Verfügung stehenden Gesamtdatenverkehrszuweisung konfiguriert ist, damit der Besitzer des mobilen Routers seinen eigenen Verkehr behält;

    die Menge an Datenverkehr des mobilen Routers gemäß der Datenverkehrssteueroperation begrenzt, wobei das Begrenzen, wenn der mobile Router in der Zukunft benutzt wird, das Feststellen, ob die Begrenzung der vom mobilen Router benutzten Menge an Datenverkehr überschritten ist, und wenn ja, das Stoppen der Benutzung des Datenverkehrs durch den mobilen Router beinhaltet;

    wobei das Datenverkehrssteuerungs-Widget einen Datenverkehrsbalken (201) und ein Datenverkehrsschloss (206) umfasst, das auf dem Datenverkehrsbalken gleiten kann, wobei eine Länge des Datenverkehrsbalkens (201) je nach der Gesamtmenge an Datenverkehr bestimmt wird, und das Datenverkehrsschloss (206) zum Unterteilen der Menge an von dem Datenverkehrsbalken (201) repräsentiertem Datenverkehr in eine Menge an gesperrtem Datenverkehr (205) und eine Menge an verfügbarem Datenverkehr (204) konfiguriert ist; und wobei das Begrenzen der Menge an Datenverkehr des mobilen Routers gemäß der Datenverkehrsoperation Folgendes beinhaltet:

    Bestimmen (S1031) einer Menge des gesperrten Datenverkehrs (205) gemäß einem Ort des Datenverkehrsschlosses (206), wenn das Datenverkehrsschloss nicht mehr auf dem Datenverkehrsbalken gleitet;

    Stoppen (S1032) der Benutzung eines Datennetzwerks, wenn nur der gesperrte Datenverkehr (205) übrig ist.


     


    Revendications

    1. Procédé de commande de trafic de données pour un routeur mobile appartenant à un utilisateur et partagé peut-être par ledit utilisateur avec d'autres utilisateurs, comprenant :

    générer (S101) un widget de commande de trafic de données et afficher le widget de commande de trafic de données sur une interface de commande du routeur mobile conformément à l'allocation de trafic de données total disponible au routeur mobile ;

    recevoir (S102) une opération de commande de trafic de données sur le widget de commande de trafic de données ;

    dans lequel l'opération de commande de trafic de données est configurée pour appliquer une limite à la quantité de trafic de données utilisée par le routeur mobile de parmi l'allocation de trafic de données total disponible au routeur mobile, afin que le propriétaire du routeur mobile garde son propre trafic ;

    limiter (S 103) la quantité de trafic de données du routeur mobile conformément à l'opération de commande de trafic de données, le fait de limiter comprenant quand le routeur mobile est utilisé à l'avenir, déterminer si la limite de la quantité de trafic de données utilisée par le routeur mobile est dépassée, et le cas échéant, arrêter l'utilisation du trafic de données par le routeur mobile ;

    dans lequel le widget de commande de trafic de données comprend une barre de trafic de données (201) et un verrou de barre de trafic de données (206) capable de glisser sur la barre de trafic de données, où une longueur de la barre de trafic de données (201) est déterminée conformément à la quantité totale de trafic de données, et le verrou de trafic de données (206) est configuré pour diviser la quantité de trafic de données représentée par la barre de trafic de données (201) en une quantité de trafic de données bloqué (205) et une quantité de trafic de données disponible (204), et où limiter la quantité de trafic de données du routeur mobile conformément à l'opération de trafic de données comprend :

    déterminer (S1031) une quantité du trafic de données bloqué (205) conformément à un emplacement du verrou de trafic de données (206) après que le verrou de trafic de données a arrêté de glisser sur la barre de trafic de données ;

    arrêter (S1032) d'utiliser un réseau de données s'il ne reste que le trafic de données bloqué (205).


     
    2. Procédé de commande de trafic de données selon la revendication 1, comprenant en outre :

    afficher (S401) une indication de si débloquer le verrou de trafic de données (205) s'il ne reste que le trafic de données bloqué (205) ;

    débloquer (S402) le verrou de trafic de données (206) du trafic de données bloqué si une instruction de débloquer le verrou de trafic de données est détectée.


     
    3. Procédé de commande de trafic de données selon la revendication 1 ou 2, dans lequel la quantité de trafic de données disponible (204) et la quantité de trafic de données bloqué (205) sont affichées en temps réel conformément à un changement dans un emplacement du verrou de trafic de données (206) lorsque le verrou de trafic de données glisse sur la barre de trafic de données (201), et la quantité de trafic de données utilisée (202) et la quantité de trafic de données inutilisée (203) sont affichées sur la barre de trafic de données en modes différents.
     
    4. Dispositif de commande de trafic de données pour un routeur mobile appartenant à un utilisateur et partagé peut-être par ledit utilisateur avec d'autres utilisateurs, comprenant :

    un module d'affichage de widget (1101), configuré pour générer un widget de commande de trafic de données et afficher le widget de commande de trafic de données sur une interface de commande du routeur mobile conformément à l'allocation de trafic de données total disponible au routeur mobile ;

    un module de réception d'opération (1102), configuré pour recevoir une opération de commande de trafic de données sur le widget de commande de trafic de données ;

    dans lequel l'opération de commande de trafic de données est configurée pour appliquer une limite à la quantité de trafic de données utilisée par le routeur mobile de parmi l'allocation de trafic de données total disponible au routeur mobile, afin que le propriétaire du routeur mobile garde son trafic ;

    un module de limitation de trafic de données (1103), configuré pour limiter la quantité de trafic de données du routeur mobile conformément à l'opération de commande de trafic de données, le fait de limiter comprenant quand le routeur mobile est utilisé à l'avenir, déterminer si la limite de la quantité de trafic de données utilisée par le routeur mobile est dépassée, et le cas échéant, arrêter l'utilisation du trafic de données par le routeur mobile, où le widget de commande de trafic de données comprend une barre de trafic de données (201) et un verrou de trafic de données (206) capable de glisser sur la barre de trafic de données (201), où une longueur de la barre de trafic de données (201) est déterminée conformément à la quantité totale de trafic de données, et le verrou de trafic de données (206) est configuré pour diviser la quantité de trafic de données représentée par la barre de trafic de données en une quantité de trafic de données bloqué (205) et une quantité de trafic de données disponible (204), et où le module de limitation de trafic de données (1103) comprend :

    un sous-module de détermination de trafic de données bloqué (1103a), configuré pour déterminer une quantité du trafic de données bloqué conformément à un emplacement du verrou de trafic de données (206) après que le verrou de trafic de données a arrêté de glisser sur la barre de trafic de données ;

    un sous-module de commande de réseau (1103b), configuré pour arrêter d'utiliser un réseau de données s'il ne reste que le trafic de données bloqué.


     
    5. Dispositif de commande de trafic de données selon la revendication 4, comprenant en outre :
    un module de déblocage (1104), configuré pour afficher une indication de si débloquer le verrou de trafic de données s'il ne reste que le trafic de données bloqué et débloquer le verrou de trafic de données du trafic de données bloqué si une instruction de débloquer le verrou de trafic de données est détectée.
     
    6. Produit de programme ayant des instructions stockées dessus qui, lorsque exécutées par un ou plusieurs processeurs d'un dispositif de commande de trafic de données pour un routeur mobile appartenant à un utilisateur et partagé peut-être par ledit utilisateur avec d'autres utilisateurs, font que le dispositif de commande de trafic de données :

    génère un widget de commande de trafic de données et affiche le widget de commande de trafic de données sur une interface de commande d'un routeur mobile conformément à l'allocation de trafic de données total disponible au routeur mobile ;

    reçoit une opération de commande de trafic de données sur le widget de commande de trafic de données ;

    dans lequel l'opération de commande de trafic de données est configurée pour appliquer une limite à la quantité de trafic de données utilisée par le routeur mobile de parmi l'allocation de trafic de données total disponible au routeur mobile, afin que le propriétaire du routeur mobile garde son propre trafic ;

    limite la quantité de trafic de données du routeur mobile conformément à l'opération de commande de trafic de données, le fait de limiter comprenant quand le routeur mobile est utilisé à l'avenir, déterminer si la limite de la quantité de trafic de données utilisée par le routeur mobile est dépassée, et le cas échéant, arrêter l'utilisation du trafic de données par le routeur mobile ;

    dans lequel le widget de commande de trafic de données comprend une barre de trafic de données (201) et un verrou de barre de trafic de données (206) capable de glisser sur la barre de trafic de données, où une longueur de la barre de trafic de données (201) est déterminée conformément à la quantité totale de trafic de données, et le verrou de trafic de données (206) est configuré pour diviser la quantité de trafic de données représentée par la barre de trafic de données (201) en une quantité de trafic de données bloqué (205) et une quantité de trafic de données disponible (204), et où limiter la quantité de trafic de données du routeur mobile conformément à l'opération de trafic de données comprend :

    déterminer (S1031) une quantité du trafic de données bloqué (205) conformément à un emplacement du verrou de trafic de données (206) après que le verrou de trafic de données a arrêté de glisser sur la barre de trafic de données ;

    arrêter (S1032) d'utiliser un réseau de données s'il ne reste que le trafic de données bloqué (205).


     




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