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SMS Mailbox Service

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127900D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Oct-10
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Oct-10
Document File: 1 page(s) / 16K

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Siemens

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Abstract

Short Message Service (SMS) is undoubtedly the most widely used data service of all existing telecommunication services. This has lead to the question of storage for important SMS. The following idea introduces a SMS Mailbox Service that helps to store and archive SMS texts. All usual SMS texts are routed to the SMSC (Short Message Service Center), where they are stored before being forwarded to the intended recipient. This idea introduces a SMS Mailbox Service, where a mobile user can send an important SMS to, which is then stored at the SMS Mailbox Server. Later, whenever the user asks for the SMS message, the same is forwarded to the intended recipient. It is also possible to automatically forward incoming SMS to the SMS Mailbox Server for not being interrupted e.g. in important meetings and conferences. The mobile user can query the SMS mailbox to get information of storage volume, read and unread messages, etc. with various filter criteria.

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SMS Mailbox Service

Idea: Vikram Patil, IN-Bangalore; Kartik CDS, IN-Bangalore; Anil Kumar Mariyani, IN-Bangalore;

Nagaveena Rama Rao, IN-Bangalore

Short Message Service (SMS) is undoubtedly the most widely used data service of all existing telecommunication services. This has lead to the question of storage for important SMS. The following idea introduces a SMS Mailbox Service that helps to store and archive SMS texts.

All usual SMS texts are routed to the SMSC (Short Message Service Center), where they are stored before being forwarded to the intended recipient. This idea introduces a SMS Mailbox Service, where a mobile user can send an important SMS to, which is then stored at the SMS Mailbox Server. Later, whenever the user asks for the SMS message, the same is forwarded to the intended recipient. It is also possible to automatically forward incoming SMS to the SMS Mailbox Server for not being interrupted e.g. in important meetings and conferences. The mobile user can query the SMS mailbox to get information of storage volume, read and unread messages, etc. with various filter criteria.

In summary, a concept of SMS Mailbox technique on the lines of Voice mailbox is introduced, which empowers a mobile user to store and retrieve important SMS messages.

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