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Simultaneous Voice and Chat on a Mobile Device Using Simple Messaging Service Messages

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000131860D
Publication Date: 2005-Nov-21
Document File: 1 page(s) / 8K

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Abstract

When engaging in a voice conversation, the participants often like to exchange textual data, such as names or addresses, that can be easy to misunderstand when transmitted by voice. For example, my name is often misunderstood when I give it over the phone because the "b", "v", "z", and "d" sounds are so similar when spoken.

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SIMULTANEOUS VOICE AND CHAT VIA SMS

Simultaneous Voice and Chat on a

Mobile

Device Using Simple Messaging Service Messages

Disclosed Anonymously

When engaging in a voice conversation, the participants often like to exchange textual data, such as names or addresses, that can be easy to misunderstand when transmitted by voice.  For example, my name is often misunderstood when I give it over the phone because the "b", "v", "z", and "d" sounds are so similar when spoken. 

A related problem is name homonyms, particularly with names that have alternate spellings.  Other information, such as credit card numbers, might be easier to transmit without errors, but are cumbersome to transmit by voice due to their length and complexity.

The proposed solution would allow two mobile device users to bring to their screens a chat window while simultaneously engaging in a voice conversation.  By pressing keys, the participants would be able to send text information back and forth, where it would immediately be displayed on the other's screen.  Thus, if I were engaging in a conversation with someone who needed to know my full name, I would simply it, and the text would immediately appear in their chat window.  After the conversation completed, the contents of the chat session would be saved in the message list.

When the chat window first opened, the voice application would remember the phone number of the other person.  Whenever the 'enter' key is pressed in the chat window, the applicat...