Method for transmitting messages in a telecommunication network

  • US 7,333,822 B2
  • Filed: 01/25/2001
  • Issued: 02/19/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/02/2000
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for transmitting messages in a telecommunications network including a first message service and a second message service, the method comprising:

  • sending a dedicated, first group of messages of the first message service using messages of the second message service, the second message service being a short message service, a short message being provided with a first data portion including an identification of a type of message of the first message service;

    wherein the short message includes an identifier in the first data portion of the short message for indicating a presence of a message of the first message service, and wherein the identifier is distinct from the message of the first message service wherein the first message service includes an MMS message service and the second message service includes an SMS message service, and the dedicated, first group of messages of the first message service includes at least one of the following messages;

    dedicated MMS user messages,notification of the presence of a message on the MMS server,logging on to an MMS session,receipt for the logging on,explicit request for a notification from the MMS relay,confirmation of reception of sent MMs in the relay,confirmation of success in sending MMs to other users,acknowledgment of success/failure in delivering an MM, andtriggering automatic MM-download.

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