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Method and system to identify different categories of SMS

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000200002D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 51K

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Abstract

This article describes a method and system to set the category of message when sending an SMS and automatically identify this category at the recipient's device and take appropriate actions.

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Method and system to identify different categories of SMS

This invention relates to the field of Wireless text messaging, commonly referred to SMS.

The current problem is that an SMS cannot be differentiated by its type or category (example of types can be: Personal, Business, Confidential). Therefore, no specific action can be performed by the recipient's device.

There are already different technical types of SMS, like a FlashSMS is an SMS that is displayed on the receiver screen but not stored in the inbox. SMS can also be either Point-to-Point and Point-to-Omnipoint (cell broadcast). But this does not differentiate an SMS from a more "business-oriented" category.

The solution provides a method and mechanism to differentiate different types or categories of short messages, by the sending device and at the recipient's device.

The benefits of the solution are:
- The sender can choose among different types of SMS, which will be automatically identified at the receiver side.
- At the receiver side, the notification of the reception of the SMS will be different (and configurable) based on the type. For example: if SMS is private,

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                                             ust vibrate, whereas if it's professional then play sound, if it's confidential don't automatically open the text message, etc…
- SMS are classified within the "Inbox" depending on their types. So, it's easy to filter
- No changes at the SMS center - only SMS clients need to implement the typing/flagging functionality

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