Storage of data messages for later retrieval by the recipient

  • US 8,675,831 B2
  • Filed: 10/24/2006
  • Issued: 03/18/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/24/2006
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • receiving a Short Message Service (SMS) message in a SMS Center (SMSC) of a communication network, wherein the SMS message is addressed to a recipient from a sender;

    attempting to deliver the SMS message from the SMSC to a communication device of the recipient;

    in response to delivery of the SMS message failing to the communication device, storing the SMS message in a mailbox for the recipient;

    receiving a request in the SMSC from the recipient to retrieve the stored SMS message; and

    delivering the stored SMS message to the recipient responsive to the request.

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