Inter-carrier messaging service providing phone number only experience

  • US 8,682,362 B2
  • Filed: 02/11/2011
  • Issued: 03/25/2014
  • Est. Priority Date: 09/05/2001
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A system for processing a short message addressed with a number only, comprising:

  • an access module to access a first database associating subscriber MIN numbers with a plurality of corresponding servicing carriers and a second database associating said plurality of corresponding servicing carriers and corresponding routing syntax;

    an inter-carrier messaging module to receive a short message, to perform a lookup of said particular subscriber MIN in said first database, to perform a lookup of a retrieved particular servicing carrier in said second database to retrieve a particular routing syntax, and to add said particular routing syntax to said short message; and

    a transmitter to transmit said short message including a source device identified with only a MIN number.

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