Telephone initiated text message response system

  • US 8,296,241 B2
  • Filed: 11/18/2011
  • Issued: 10/23/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/23/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A method for implementing a telecommunications initiated text message response service comprising the steps of:

  • providing a plurality of item codes, wherein each item code is associated with one or more text messages;

    at a data fulfillment platform, receiving a data message from a telecommunications switch comprising an item code and identification information pertaining to a telecommunications device in response to the telecommunications switch receiving a communication from the telecommunications device on a voice communication channel including a multifunction code and the item code; and

    in response to the data message, transmitting the text message associated with the item code to the telecommunications device for display on the telecommunications device via a wireless data network without occupying the voice communication channel with the data message.

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