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Future mobile handsets will often be multi-mode, containing both wireless LAN (WLAN) and cellular air interfaces. When such a device is within a WLAN it can be served by the WLAN resources. As it moves out of the WLAN coverage area, it has to be served by the cellular system. Therefore, handoffs are necessary between the WLAN and the cellular system. In loosely coupled WLAN/Cellular systems the system administrator of the WLAN is different from the cellular one. Therefore, in these situations, reducing the dropping probability based on classical methods, such as using some reserved guard channels, is difficult. In this paper, we propose to use ad hoc relaying during the vertical handoff process in a hybrid WLAN/Cellular system. The method that we propose in this paper improves the dropping probability regardless of the number of reserved channels. Therefore, this method could be employed in loosely coupled hybrid systems. Both analytical reasoning and simulation results support the effectiveness of the proposed method.