ApplicationNo. 937839 filed on 10/13/1992
US Classes:370/259, SPECIAL SERVICES379/88.25, Message storage in centralized location (e.g., central office, PBX, etc.)455/560Switching unit detail (e.g., mobile telephone switching office (MTSO), base station controller (BSC), etc.)
ExaminersPrimary: Safourek, Benedict V.
Assistant: Jung, Min
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassH04Q 007/00
Foreign Application Priority Data1991-02-12 FI
AbstractA method to be implemented in an integrated services network, such as the well known ISDN, GSM or CMS88 type networks, takes advantage of short message service technology to enable communication between terminal equipment units, i.e., between people using the network. This method makes possible (a) the use of a short message service to provide automatic answer transmission; (b) the use of a specified memory area, from which the content of the automatic answer transmission is automatically fetched; and (c) the storing, in advance, within the specified memory area, of any useful information for any potential caller, i.e., a calling subscriber. The calling subscriber will in turn automatically receive information, e.g., on how to reach the person not attending the terminal device for the moment, or any other such useful information. The short message service scheme permits the sending of short messages from a call originating device to a call terminating device, even when the user of the call terminating device is not answering the call.