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Email notification of cellular phone events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000033373D
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-08
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-08
Document File: 3 page(s) / 68K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for sending email notifications from cellular phones when certain events occur, such as missed calls, voice mails or low battery.

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Email notification of cellular phone events

It is often the case that cellular phone notifications such as missed calls, voice mails or low battery are missed or acknowledged a long time after they occur. For example, this can happen if a user of a cellular phone misplaces it or does not have access to the cellular phone for a longer amount of time. Situations like the one described above can be avoided if the cellular phone can notify the user when a significant event occurs via other methods than displaying messages on the cellular phone screen. Disclosed is a method for sending email notifications from cellular phones when certain events occur, such as missed calls, voice mails or low battery.

The cellular phone is programmed to send email to particular email addresses and particular messages depending on the kind of event, as shown in Figure 1.

Email server

Cellular phone

Figure 1: User notification of cellular phone messages

For example, the user can program the cellular phone to send an email to a specified email address when a new voice mail is received. The subject of the email would be similar to "New voice mail received for <cellular phone number>" and the body of the email would contain information such as the time when the voice mail was received, from what phone number, and so on.

This can be a feature that the cellular phone user can enable or disable. The cellular phone can be programmed via the menu options. The cellular phone can be configured by...