Method for transmitting multimedia messages and a multimedia message communication system

  • US 7,289,792 B1
  • Filed: 05/25/1999
  • Issued: 10/30/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/27/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
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1. A method for transmitting multimedia messages to a wireless terminal in a data transmission system which includes at least one mobile communication network and at least one multimedia message server, the method comprising:

  • specifying for each wireless terminal coupled to the mobile communication network, an address identifying said wireless terminal;

    activating at least one data transmission connection for the wireless terminal;

    informing the at least one multimedia message server of the activation of the data transmission connection for said wireless terminal; and

    upon informing the at least one multimedia message server of the activation of the data transmission connection, transmitting the multimedia messages to the wireless terminal using the activated data transmission connection;

    wherein messages addressed to said wireless terminal are transmitted to the multimedia message server, and that before the multimedia messages received by the multimedia message server and addressed to the wireless terminal are transmitted to the wireless terminal,it is examined, whether there is an activated data transmission connection for said wireless terminal,if a data transmission connection is activated for said terminal, the multimedia messages are transmitted to the wireless terminal by using said activated data transmission connection,if there is no activated data transmission connection for said wireless terminal, the next phase is to store the multimedia messages in the multimedia message server and wait until a data transmission connection is activated for said wireless terminal, to use it to transmit multimedia messages to said wireless terminal.

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