Data messaging in a communications network using a feature request

  • US 6,240,295 B1
  • Filed: 06/05/1998
  • Issued: 05/29/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/20/1993
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for data messaging using a cellular telephone network by issuing a feature request, comprising:

  • providing information on an item to be monitored;

    generating a feature request having data digits that represent information on the item;

    communicating the feature request using the cellular telephone network without opening a voice channel; and

    receiving the feature request at a remote location to determine information on the item.

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