Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience

CAFC
  • US 6,985,748 B2
  • Filed: 11/25/2003
  • Issued: 01/10/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. In a message distribution center, a system for processing a digital packet addressed with only a phone number comprising:

  • a database associating subscriber phone numbers with servicing carriers;

    a database associating carriers with routing syntax; and

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

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