System and method for attaching an advertisement to an SMS message for wireless transmission

  • US 6,381,465 B1
  • Filed: 09/20/1999
  • Issued: 04/30/2002
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/27/1999
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A monitoring and alert system comprising:

  • a requesting device comprising a transmitter for sending a monitoring request and a receiver for receiving an alert message via a wireless communication network;

    a remote server in communication with the requesting device over the network, wherein the server receives the monitoring request from the requesting device and monitors for conditions specified by the requesting device in the monitoring request and, when the conditions are met, generates an Short Message Service (SMS) alert message and upon determination of adequate remaining message space appends an ad message to the alert message in the remaining space to create a composite alert/ad message, the server sending the composite alert/ad message to the requesting device.

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