Methods and apparatus for providing delayed transmission of SMS delivery acknowledgement, manual acknowledgement and SMS messages

  • US 5,878,351 A
  • Filed: 11/07/1996
  • Issued: 03/02/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/07/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A mobile station having a receiver for receiving one of a point-to-point or a point-to-multipoint message from a cellular network, a transmitter, a memory, and a user interface, said mobile station further comprising a controller responsive to a received message for storing the received message in the memory and for subsequently delivering the stored message to a user with said user interface, said controller being operable for determining if the delivered message requires an acknowledgement message to be transmitted back to the cellular network, and if an acknowledgement message is required to be transmitted, for determining if the acknowledgement message can be transmitted and, if not, for buffering the acknowledgement message in the memory for transmission when the acknowledgement message can be transmitted, said controller being operable for subsequently automatically transmitting the buffered acknowledgement message when the controller determines that the acknowledgement message can be transmitted.

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