System and method for providing short message targeted advertisements over a wireless communications network

  • US 6,993,326 B2
  • Filed: 04/02/2001
  • Issued: 01/31/2006
  • Est. Priority Date: 04/02/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for transmitting messages over a wireless network to wireless communications devices, comprising:

  • storing a plurality of messages in a database, wherein each stored message is associated with one or more locations, the plurality of messages stored in the database including advertising information sponsored by a respective advertiser having a place of business within a proximity of the location associated with the message;

    detecting location information of a wireless communications device;

    selecting a message in the database associated with the detected location;

    storing the messages to be transmitted to the wireless communications devices in a pending database;

    transmitting the message stored in the pending database over a forward control channel to the wireless communications device;

    receiving an acknowledgement from the wireless communications device of receipt of the transmitted message over a reverse control channel;

    deleting the transmitted message from the pending database; and

    storing a confirmation of the transmitted message in an account associated with the respective advertiser sponsoring the message.

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