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CONVENIENT SMS USING TAGS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010352D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Nov-21
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2002-Nov-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 25K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Klaus Tetz: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This paper describes the usage of tags as placeholders within predefined SMS messages. The type of tag used also defines the type of data to be entered.

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CONVENIENT SMS USING TAGS

byKlaus Tetz, Erwin Nikl

Abstract

This paper describes the usage of tags as placeholders within predefined SMS messages. The type of tag used also defines the type of data to be entered.

Introduction

SMS is a widely used service on mobile telephones. Due to the phones’ keypad limitations, common mobile phones allow the storage of several predefined messages in the mobile phone. These text messages are normally fixed. Changing the text is very inconvenient and time consuming. This paper describes improvements in using SMS messages for general purposes.

Problem To Be Solved

Most high tier mobile phones are able to store predefined SMS messages. These messages can easily be selected out from all the stored messages, and be sent directly.� Messages can be changed by scrolling through the text and then adding, deleting, or changing something. The main disadvantage of predefined messages is that they can't contain names or dates etc. when they going to be used for different purposes.

Proposed Solution to the Problem

Using tags as placeholders in predefined SMS messages allows the definition of flexible messages. The type of tag used also defines the type of data to be entered.

Examples of predefined SMS messages:

"I will meet +n+ in my office at +t+"

"Please call me back under +p+"

where the "+" signs indicates the beginning and end of the tag. Possible tags are:

+n+        � � � � � � � � � � � Name. When a predefined SMS message is selected containing a nam...