Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience

  • US 20040198351A1
  • Filed: 11/25/2003
  • Published: 10/07/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. In a message distribution center, a phone number only experience provided by:

  • a database associating subscriber MIN numbers with servicing carriers;

    a database associating carriers with routing syntax; and

    an inter-carrier messaging module to receive a short message addressed with only a MIN number, to perform a lookup in said database associating subscriber MIN numbers and in said database associating carriers with routing syntax, and to add routing syntax determined from said lookup to said MIN number.

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