Method and system for a wireless digital message service

  • US 6,349,135 B2
  • Filed: 09/01/1998
  • Issued: 02/19/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/01/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for transmitting a digital message from a source to one or more standardly addressable destinations, the method comprising the steps of:

  • receiving the digital message from the source;

    routing the digital message through a local area network until the digital message can be transmitted to each of the one or more standardly addressable destinations;

    transmitting the digital message over a wireless communications link to each of the one or more standardly addressable destinations, if any, that has a device for receiving the digital message over the wireless communications link;

    transmitting the digital message over a telephone network to each of the one or more standardly addressable destinations, if any, that has a device for receiving the digital message over the telephone network but not over the wireless communications link; and

    sending a hard copy of the digital message to each of the one or more standardly addressable destinations that do not have devices for receiving the digital message over the wireless communications link or the telephone network.

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