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Outgoing message ID for reply message reference

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000021445D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Jan-19
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Jan-19
Document File: 3 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

Motorola

Related People

Sow Sek Meng: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to link the send message to the reply message when using GSM messaging system without increasing the data traffic of the system. The process of linking between the send and reply message is mainly done in the hand set.

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Title: Outgoing message ID for reply message reference

Author Name: Sow Sek Meng

1.0 Abstract

Disclosed is a method to link the send message to the reply message when using GSM messaging system without increasing the data traffic of the system. The process of linking between the send and reply message is mainly done in the hand set.

2.0 Present Situation

Typically, when the cellular phone user receives a reply message after sending several messages to another user, he sometimes is unable to link the reply message to the send message. For example, if “Person A” sent two messages to “Person B” as follows:

Message 1: “what is 1+1?”

Message 2: “what is 2+2?”

If “Person B” replied as:

Reply message 1: “answer is 2”

Reply message 2: “answer is 4”

“Person A” will not able to differential Reply message 1 is the answer for message 1 or message 2.

There are many ways to resolve this problem. One of them is to attach the send message together with the reply message. But this will increase the data traffic of the system.

3.0 Disclosed Method

The method disclosed here will prevent this situation to happen. A simple way to overcome this unpleasant situation is to attach a message ID to the send message. Once the recipient replies to his received message, this message ID will automatically add to the reply message. When the sender receives the reply message, the processor will check the ID attached in the reply message and search the phone outbox for the same message ID. When it detects the sent message ID same as reply message ID, it will display both sent and reply message together. In this case, the sender will abl...