Mobile device for sending text messages

  • US 7,649,877 B2
  • Filed: 09/20/2007
  • Issued: 01/19/2010
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/22/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mobile device comprising:

  • a display device;

    a modem interface to communicate with a network;

    an input interface to receive data;

    processing logic responsive to the input interface; and

    memory accessible to the processing logic, the memory comprising a plurality of instructions executable by the processing logic to;

    provide a user interface to the display device, the user interface including a first area to receive a text message and a second area to receive an identifier associated with an addressee device;

    receive the text message and the identifier;

    submit the text message to a server for conversion into an audio message and for transmission of the audio message along with an acknowledge message to the addressee device associated with the identifier, wherein the acknowledge message permits the addressee device to accept delivery of the audio message or to decline delivery of the audio message;

    receive a reply voice message from the server in response to the addressee device accepting delivery of the audio message;

    provide a repeat input option via the user interface, the repeat input option to specify an option to automatically attempt one or more additional transmissions in response to the addressee device not accepting or declining delivery of the audio message.

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