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USER INITIATED AUTOMATIC "OUT OF SERVICE" RESPONSE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000009121D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Aug-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 51K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Mario Riveron: AUTHOR

Abstract

There may be instances when a user is unable to respond to a message or is in a situation where responding to a message is unsafe or hazardous. For instance, when leaving a coverage area, for exam- ple... when traveling on a plane, or when a user is unable to respond to a message, for example... when driving a car (especially at night).

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MO7WROLA Technical Developments

USER INITIATED AUTOMATIC "OUT OF SERVICE" RESPONSE

by Mario Riveron

STATEMENT OF PROBLEM

  There may be instances when a user is unable to respond to a message or is in a situation where responding to a message is unsafe or hazardous. For instance, when leaving a coverage area, for exam- ple... when traveling on a plane, or when a user is unable to respond to a message, for example... when driving a car (especially at night).

SOLUTION

  If the user knows in advance that he will not be able to respond, he would initiate this feature that would initiate a text message to the system that turns ON the "Automatic Out of Service Response".

  Included in the initiation sequence is a brief explanation that is typed fTlXT) by the user. After the system receives this message, every message

sent to the user will be responded to by the system with the TEXT that was originally received from the user. Therefore, the original 'sender' would receive a brief explanation as to why the user did not respond or is out of service. The system would con- tinue this pattern until the user sends a message telling the system to de-activate the feature, at which time the unit would then start operating in 'Normal' mode. Example: I am about to board a plane to Florida. I initiate the feature and type "On a plane to FL, will reply when I land at approx. 5pm EST". From this point forward, the system will automatically respond to any messages sent to me with "On a...