Method and arrangement for accessing information in a mobile communication network

  • US 7,203,733 B1
  • Filed: 07/02/1999
  • Issued: 04/10/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 07/03/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for accessing information determined to be of relevance to a user, the information being stored at an information server and being retrievable using the Internet, the location of said information being specified by address data stored at an address server which is connected to the Internet, the address data being associated with an identifier in said address server, the method comprising the acts of:

  • monitoring, at said address server, a remote predefined information location on said information server over the internet for information that is determined to be of relevance to a user;

    upon determining from the act of monitoring that information relevant to a user is available at the remote predefined information location and prior to retrieving the information from the remote predefined location, generating a data structure that includes an identifier associated with address data corresponding to the predefined information location and transmitting said data structure in a message from said address server to a mobile station corresponding to the user, using a short message based service provided in a mobile communication network;

    retrieving, at said mobile station, said identifier from said message and relaying the identifier to means for accessing the Internet associated with the mobile station;

    accessing said address server from said means for accessing the Internet, using an Internet protocol over a data communication bearer service provided to said mobile station by said mobile communication network, by transmitting a URL designating said address server;

    selecting said information with said means for accessing the internet by using said identifier as an argument to the URL which designates said address server when accessing the address server;

    in response to said mobile station accessing said address server, retrieving, by said address server, said information, identified by the address data associated with the identifier, from said information server by using said address data associated with the identifier at said address server to access said information server over the internet; and

    forwarding, by said address server, said information retrieved from said information server, to said mobile station using an Internet protocol over said data communication bearer service.

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