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Busy or unreachable mobile phone availability via SMS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000017961D
Original Publication Date: 2001-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jul-23
Document File: 1 page(s) / 123K

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Jonathan Eyal Gardi: AUTHOR

Abstract

It is a common occurrence for an individual to try and call another individual on the telephone but be unable to get through, i.e., to have progress to the point where the destination telephone is ringing. A com- mon situation is when the destination number is busy. For standard wired telephone numbers, this is gener- ally the only reason why a call cannot be completed. For cellular telephones, however, the situation is more complex.

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Busy or unreachable mobile phoneavailability via SMS

Idee: Jonathan Eyal Gardi, DK-Aalborg

It is a common occurrence for an individual to try andcall another individual on the telephone but be unableto  get  through,  i.e.,  to  have  progress  to  the pointwhere the destination telephone is ringing. A com-mon situation is when the destination number is busy.For standard wired telephone numbers, this is gener-ally the only reason why a call cannot be completed.For  cellular  telephones,  however,  the situation ismore complex.

In addition to simply being busy, a very significantpercentage of cellular phones are normally unavail-able.  A  cellular  telephone  can  be unavailable formany reasons including that the telephone is off, thebattery is exhausted, the telephone is out of range orcannot receive a sufficiently  strong  signal  and  thetelephone can still be unavailable due to a lack ofavailable channels within the given cells.

Redialing is possible but is active for a limited timeperiod, takes network resources and battery power.During the  redial  some  options  (if  not  all)  of  thecalling phone  are  disabled  (for  example  no  newphone call can be made to another number, and whileactually dialing, no incoming calls can be received).Voice mail is sometimes possible but then the reply isinitiated from the user of  the  called  phone  who  ischarged for it.

In such a case, when the called phone is turned off,unreachable or busy, a simple...